Anamorphic lenses are becoming increasingly popular among filmmakers, as they offer a unique widescreen aspect ratio and a distinctive look to their projects. Viltrox has recently entered the market with three new lenses, including the Viltrox EPIC 50mm Anamorphic Lens, which is a full-frame lens with a 1.33x squeeze factor and a maximum aperture of T2.
The lens offers a horizontal field of view of 37mm, and the focus rotation is 290 degrees, which gives filmmakers precise control over their shots. Additionally, the focus breathing effect is barely noticeable. It has a front diameter of 95mm and is designed to be used with a matte box.
One of the standout features of this lens is its ability to produce beautifully distributed flairs and blue streaks, which are characteristics typically associated with anamorphic lenses. These elements are distributed evenly across the image, giving filmmakers a unique look for their projects.
When it comes to sharpness, the Viltrox EPIC 50mm Anamorphic Lens performs well. It is sharp across the entire aperture range but not overly so, which gives the image a pleasant look that is not too sharp or harsh. Filmmakers can adjust the aperture to achieve their desired sharpness, but T2.8 is recommended for sharper images.
Overall, the Viltrox EPIC 50mm Anamorphic Lens is a great addition to the anamorphic lens market. Its ability to produce beautiful flairs and blue streaks adds a unique look to any project after something a little different. Get in touch to rent this great lens today or try out our Vazen Anamorphic lenses!