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Question about distance between Rear Element (Anamorphic) and Front Element (Taking Lens)


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Hey guys, so I am a bit of a newb with anamorphics. I currently have a Sankor 16C mounted to a 55 nikon Ai on a BMPCC. I have a Vid-At clamp and I was wondering if the distance of the anamorphic's rear element and the Nikon's front element matters? I mean does it affect how sharp my images will be? I am getting sharp images out of the combo atm, but I just wanted to know if there is a standard? I plan on using it with other taking lenses too. Thanks

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Hey guys, so I am a bit of a newb with anamorphics. I currently have a Sankor 16C mounted to a 55 nikon Ai on a BMPCC. I have a Vid-At clamp and I was wondering if the distance of the anamorphic's rear element and the Nikon's front element matters? I mean does it affect how sharp my images will be? I am getting sharp images out of the combo atm, but I just wanted to know if there is a standard? I plan on using it with other taking lenses too. Thanks

closely mating the element faces will result in better image quality due to the fact that you;re using the central portion of the anamorphot.  spacing it further will allowyou to use a greater amount of the anamorphic glass and in a lot of cases get more anamorphic aesthetic.  more distortion, a little more smearing/CA, and in some cases a perceived shallower dof when your subject is positioned in the centre of the frame.  

I personally love the look of a anamorphot being pushed towards its edge limits!

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