SLR Magic Introduces Anamorphot 1,33x Adapter for 16:9 Sensor Cameras

SLR Magic introduces the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter for indie filmmakers, as well as a new SLR Magic CINE 25mm F1.4 wide angle lens.

SLR Magic are renowned for challenging the anamorphic lens market for indie filmmakers, aiming to provide great-quality glass at an affordable price. They have introduced two new products at NAB. Here they are in detail:

SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33X – 40 Adapter

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The problem with trying to achieve a 2.35:1 aspect ratio when using spherical lenses on a 16:9 sensor is that this means cropping off the top and bottom of the footage. As a result, 25% of the sensor information is discarded. In order to help filmmakers maximize their image quality by preventing loss of vertical resolution, SLR Magic developed the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter.

It is a small, lightweight, single-focus anamorphic adapter designed to be front-mounted to most camera lenses beyond 40mm (35mm equivalent). The unique 1,33x squeeze factor uses the entire 16:9 sensor area to achieve the desired 2.35:1 aspect ratio. It does this by compressing a 33% wider field of view to fit the width of the 16:9 sensor without compressing image height.

The SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 adapter will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers from the end of May 2017 for a retail price of $499 US.

Also Introduced: SLR Magic CINE 25mm F1.4

SLR Magic also has extended its full-frame lens lineup with the SLR Magic CINE 25mm F1.4 wide angle lens for FE-mount and E-mount. This focal length is generally a great choice for interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography.

The SLR Magic CINE 25mm F1.4 will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers from the end of May 2017 for a retail price of $399 US.

What do you think of the new adaptor? Will it be a handy piece of kit to have in your arsenal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Alex Hackworth
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Ty – easiest way for anamorphic? Worth the drawbacks?

Kerrick Martin
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No.

Kerrick Martin
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Another shit anamorphic lens from a shit anamorphic lens making company you don’t say?

Kerrick Martin
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Their anamorphic lenses are garbage and require stopping down to f5.6 for any worthwhile results. Completely unusable inside or at night unless you have an a7s. Better to get an anamorphic projector and single focus adapter.

Oscar M
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Oscar M

will the Anamorphot work on FE FullFrame.

Felipe Lima
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Marco Antonio Duarte
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Caralho… Q foda!!!

Kerrick Martin
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I am going to be totally honest and make an accusation, I think a lot of the SLR magic shit is sponsored content, and I have a feeling someone at cinema5d, nofilmschool, and the lot of filmmaking websites take some sort of generous donation to push their products, because the optical quality is absolute shit and can only lend itself to the “ooohhh dreamy” look which is the cheapest cop out currently in filmmaking. The only good part about the slr magic anamorphics is they are the widest adapters on the market allowing for sub-50mm FOV, but thats completely offset… Read more »

 sina basy
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sina basy

Speak for yourself, i had pleasant experiences with their anamorphots
sharp and beautiful images with quality taking lenses. no hassle, simple focusing, than those heavy bulky hard to attach ones!

 sina basy
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sina basy
Johnnie Behiri
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Kerrick

Rest assure that cinema5D did not get a penny from SLR magic. It is “show news content” and as such, we bring it to our audience. Soon we will test the lens and share our findings with the community.

Thank you.

Johnnie

Ed Hecht
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Ed Hecht

Thanks for not feeding the trolls, Johnnie. :)

Milton Durango
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Carlos F Garcia David Lopez Serna we should order one! Anamorphic spots and promos!! #yeahright

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akos simon

Any Camcorder can use it as well, Andrew Chan told me,…. no other ana adapter can be used on camcorders besides the WS13 century optics one, which is impossible to find ( https://youtu.be/klB_oO_M2Lk )…. so finally one solution for camcorders again.
Hey Nic, can you try it out with a camcorder , since you are there?

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Misael David
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I want to in get into Anamorphic lens with the Panasonic GH5? I’m not familiar with the SLR magic product, altho I’ve heard this glass and nd filters are awesome! How about this adaptor? Will it be good? Sorry noob when it comes to Anamorphic shooting!

Zacharie Boyce
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I owned the original 1.33x adaptor with diopters and sold it after a few years. I went back to vintage anamorphic adapter. The image was soft at wide open apertures. 1.33x wasn’t anamorphic enough. Perhaps most of all, the lens flares just weren’t vintage enough. They barely showed up combined with my uncoated Helios glass.

Ed Hecht
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Ed Hecht

I had that same kit. It was a major hassle to work with. I’m hoping the new compact version is more user-friendly.

Dong Chen
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I have their 1.33x 40 adaptor. Have to say I am quite disappointed by the image quality…

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 Seth Marshall
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Seth Marshall

I’m confused. They speak about it being 52mm threaded but the adapter says 62mm. Also, why not something bigger? This cuts out the majority of decent lenses.

Johnnie Behiri
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Hi Seth.

The back ring (to attach to your lens) is 52mm while the front ring (to attach an ND filter if needed) is 62mm.

SLR Magic already has in their arsenal larger diameter anamorphic adapters.
I would say that this specific adapter is aimed for anyone who would like to start exploring the anamorphic world.

Hope it helps.

Thank you.

Johnnie

 Seth Marshall
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Seth Marshall

Hi Johnnie. Of course, I wasn’t thinking, thank you so much for responding and correcting me. I wasn’t aware of any 77mm + anamorphic adapters they sold, and I actually reached out to SLR Magic a few weeks ago but never heard back. I’ll keep looking around.