Anamorphic shoulder rig with Half Inch Rails handlebar

Half Inch Rails handlebar anamorphic rig

New 2nd edition of the EOSHD Anamorphic Shooter’s Guide is now available, click here to read more!

I haven’t seen very many documentaries, TV shows or news reportage shot with anamorphic lenses. Some of this work of course isn’t suited to a cinema aesthetic – but some projects would really benefit from it. I have assembled a quick to use anamorphic ENG rig for handheld footage.

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Turning the LA7200 into a focussing anamorphic on the Canon 5D Mk II

This is an ingenious manipulation of the Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic adapter, on the Canon 5D Mark II.

The LA7200 works well at wide angles, especially on crop sensor cameras but at fast apertures, with close focus and on full frame DSLRs like the 5D Mark II it isn’t really usable since it isn’t a focussing anamorphic like the Iscorama and you get a blurry image.

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One Last Ride – Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 goes anamorphic

So I’m continuing to explore Berlin, it is a fascinating place. Along the River Spree is an old abandoned theme park. Shuttered in 2002 after going bankrupt, the owners fled to Peru and were later arrested for drug smuggling.

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Enabling shallow DOF and low light on Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic with LOMO Foton

Diopters are somewhat of a miracle with anamorphic lenses. My Tokina +0.4 helped cut the minimum focus distance of my Isco down to less than 4ft from 2 meters and helped sharpen it up at fast apertures like F1.4.

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