Discount on my anamorphic book this week + Sony HX9v anamorphic test

For this week I’ve decided to do a new 33% discount on the EOSHD Anamorphic Shooter’s Guide, down from $29.99 to $19.99 as it was in the weeks after launch. Anamorphic lenses are becoming harder and harder to find so this may help with your search. It contains a buyer’s guide, as well as advice on technique and using the lenses.

You can buy the guide on eBay here

(Full refund if you are not satisfied)

You can also buy the guide directly from EOSHD with PayPal or Google Checkout, and check out more about it’s contents here

Sony HX9 goes anamorphic

I’ve been using the Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic adapter on DSLRs for a while now but it is actually designed for small sensor video cameras. With the HX9v and it’s small sensor you get sharper edges and no vignetting even at the 24mm wide angle end of the zoom with the LA7200. Also since the LA7200 allows you to focus through, it’s the only type of anamorphic that works with a compact where you only have AF and AF tracking, no manual focus. So for run & gun cinemascope this is sweet.

Full blog soon. In the meantime here are some photos of the setup and a couple of 2.35:1 still frames from 1080p video mode:

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