Chinese cinema lens maker Vazen has just announced the pricing and shipping availability of the Vazen 65mm T2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. The unit joins the previously launched 28mm and 40mm siblings, thus completing the entire Micro Four Thirds 1.8x Anamorphic lens set.
For those of you who might not be aware, all Vazen 1.8x anamorphic lenses feature an identical front anamorphic design that delivers a buttery smooth oval bokeh, signature blue but not overly saturated horizontal flares along with the highly demanded by filmmakers widescreen cinematic look.
According to Vazen, the newcomer delivered an outstanding sharpness, even at wide open, which is unmatched by other anamorphic lenses with similar squeeze ratio. The 1.8x squeeze design was chosen to balance the anamorphic characters as well as the resolution of the image.
The 1.8x produces a stronger anamorphic character than 1.33x / 1.5x anamorphic lenses and when it’s paired up with 16:9 sensors, much less data (vs 2X anamorphic lens) is needed to be cropped away to create the desired 2.39:1 ratio.
The lens is designed with a 86mm filter thread and 95mm front diameter. Both aperture and focus rings are built with 0.8 mod gears.
The lens is currently available to order from authorized resellers and directly on Vazen’s website retailing for $3,250. Additionally, a $400 discount will be offered to any existing Vazen 40mm / 28mm owners.
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