The SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x Three Lens Set PL is a budget-friendly anamorphic lens kit consisting of the following:
Single Focus Point. To get anamorphic on a budget, you typically have to use a two-step process with an adapter and a spherical taking lens. The SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine lens combines everything into one unit. This simplifies your setup—you no longer have to line up your optics to get the squeeze right or worry about whether your lens is too wide to support the adapter. And, most importantly, focus is simplified to a single control mechanism, meaning you can actually pull and rack focus within a scene.
1.33x Squeeze. These lenses’ unique 1.33x squeeze factor maximizes 16:9 sensors’ resolutions to create a wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio. If you want to go wide with your composition, these are the lenses for you.
Multi-Coated Optics. The custom optical components will cover high resolution sensors (but will not be ultra sharp), while the lens coating provides elegant flaring.
Fully Manual. These lenses provide no electronic communication with the camera. You must make all aperture and focus adjustments manually on the lenses themselves. The aperture you select won’t be displayed on the camera, and it won’t show up in the EXIF data.
Internal 2.0 Anamorphic Mask. The built-in mask exaggerates these lenses’ anamorphic flare effect to simulate the look of a 2x anamorphic element without affecting the 1.33x optical anamorphic effect.
Rotating Front. The 82mm front filter thread allows you to screw in filters, but it rotates as you focus, which can affect your choice of matte box and use of polarizer filters.