The anamorphic miracle filter

Pictured: Unique-in-the-world (factory custom job) Iscorama with aspherical elements from a Leica Sumicron.
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Diopters or achromats dramatically improve the sharpness and minimum focus distance of anamorphic lenses.

A Tokina double element diopter has transformed my Isco Centavision anamorphic to the point where it rivals the Iscorama 36 for sharpness. It has halved the minimum focus distance of the lens from 2 metres to 1.

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