SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter

SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter

SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter

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SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter

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  • 1.33x Anamorphic Squeeze
  • Creates 2.35:1 Images on 1.33 Sensors
  • Near / Normal Focus Adjustment
  • Mounts to Lenses with 62mm Front Thread
  • Includes Three Step-Up Rings
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Anamorphic Squeeze: 1.33x

1.33x 2.0x

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SLR Magic SLRA50-1.33X overview

  • 1Description

The SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter allows you to expand your creative horizons, enabling you to capture footage with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio on your camera with a 16:9 sensor. This results in an image that out of the camera will look distorted, as if your subjects were stretched taller and thinner than normal. This is easily corrected in post with virtually any modern NLE, creating an image suitable for viewing on wide-screen.

The Anamorphot-50 features adjustable focus marked normal and near. The near adjustment allows you to focus on subjects closer than 6.5' away; setting the adapter to normal allows you to focus on subjects from 6.5' to infinity. It mounts to lenses with a non-rotating front and a front thread diameter of 62mm. Three included step-up rings allow you to mount the Anamorphot onto lenses with 58, 52, or 49mm front thread diameter. SLR Magic recommends that the Anamorphot-50 1.33x be used with lenses that have a front element that is physically no larger than 50mm in diameter.

A 16:9 sensor records an image with an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1, and if you want to convert that to a more cinematic widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 you could crop your image in post. However, this leads to a loss in resolution and image degradation. The Anamorphot 1.33x squeezes the image horizontally, which creates the classic tall / thin image that must be "de-squeezed" in post. The anamorphic process allows you to capture your image using your entire sensor, so there is no loss in resolution when compared with cropping your image.
The Anamorphot-50 1.33x screws onto your lens's front, providing the classic anamorphic effect. Once screwed onto your lens, you use the push/pull locking ring to align and lock the Anamorphot-50.
The Normal/Near adjustments ring allows you to fine-tune the focus of your lens for shooting subjects closer than 6.5'.
It features a 77mm filter thread so you can attach optional filters, diopters, or the SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine for improved focus functionality.
In the Box
SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter
  • Front Plastic Cap
  • Rear Plastic Cap
  • 49 to 62mm Step-Up Ring
  • 52 to 62mm Step-Up Ring
  • 58 to 62mm Step-Up Ring
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    SLR Magic SLRA50-1.33X specs

    Mounting Rear Mounting Threads: 62 mm
    Front Filter Threads: 77 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 4.6 x 4.5"

    SLR Magic SLRA50-1.33X reviews

    Anamorphot-50 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High maintenance but unique results The mechanical quality is pretty good overall, the 1.5X version has internal focus, one of the things that ruled out the 2x version for me. The included adapters are great and with the grip ring, makes them unique to simple step up rings, which you'll need as the rings have to be fairly tight. The issue I had with my unit was a scratchy focus action, especially at the limits of the close / normal focus. The other issue is that in order to get the whole rig stable, you have to tighten the rings down fairly snug (here using the SLR style step up rings helped immensely as non-knurled rings might have been really hard to remove). The locking ring is a huge improvement to the older set screw approach, but is also difficult enough to set that I could see it being frustrating in a fast moving production environment when trying to swing glass. Optical performance was certainly unique. The left to right non-linear (sort of a compression / expansion) distortions that I saw from 2x examples I've seen online were absent from the 1.5 version. There was fairly severe barrel distortion added on my Loxia 35/2 and present but not too bad barrel distortion on my Sony 55/1.8. The 1.5x does not have pronounced anamorphic effects like the 2x, with the look more subtle and refined, which in my opinion is a good thing. The main issue is softness when the adapter is added. It's frustrating not being able to use larger apertures and the close focus limitations without using diopters or the Rangefinder, but on the other hand, compared to other DIY or adapter solutions, this is one of the best if not the best overall solutions for getting anamorphic from spherical design lenses. The end result look can certainly look great, but takes a bit of effort to get there and without the Rangefinder variable diopter, can be time consuming too. This is not a review of the Rangefinder, noting the additional softness would not be welcome, but the advantages it provides would likely make it worth it. My issues with the Rangefinder were the examples of flare artifacts that it introduced and the fact that it has a telescoping focus action, not internal, making it difficult to integrate with mattebox / rig solutions or rotating front, when using without a rig and difficulty in incorporating ND / polarizers. Overall my opinion on the optics is mixed, hardly anything else in this price range gets you the anamorphic workflow, but the performance is so far from Arri Master Anamorphic or Cooke designs, that if your chasing that look of the larger features, your not necessarily going to get it from here, or at least not without a lot of effort and compromises. I'd say that this is a great product for the casual experimenter new to anamorphics or the indy professional that has been working with other tweaky / fiddly anamorphic solutions and wants to upgrade to something a bit more modern. My own takeaway is to wait for a new generation of native anamorphic lenses being release by SLR Magic themselves, but also companies like Veydra, but if you need to shoot anamorphic now, this plus the Rangefinder may be THE solution for the time being. (or just bite the bullet and rent Cooke glass for your funded project)
    Date published: 2015-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! (Issues with some lenses) This adapter isn't for everyone but I'm in love. At first I was a bit disappointed with how terribly soft and level of chromatic aberration in the image, but that was because I was trying to shoot way too wide open. When I stopped down to f/7 and higher the image started to look amazing. The bokeh even at f/7 was really pleasant. Using taking lenses that lack focusing hard stops may be an issue though because of the weigh of the adapter. My canon 50mm f/1.4 focus ring will just spin and spin and not able to push or pull the adapter, making focusing impossible. I bought the rangefinder adapter but it wasn't for me. This isn't just a pop and play adapter and takes way more time to get your shot, but I love the results.
    Date published: 2016-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good! Hi I'm South Korea DOP KIM Chang-Gyun. I buy two anamorphot at B&H. My Canon 80D camera with Canon EF-S 24mm F2.8 STM lens(52mm filter size)=40mm Anamorphic lens and Canon EF 40mm F2.8 STM lens(52mm filter size)=55mm Anamorphic lens and Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens(49mm filter size)=80mm Anamorphic lens All This lens can use auto focus mode but some time change NEAR-NOMAL. My short film shoot Canon EF-S 24mm lens(=40mm Anamorphic lens) only. https://youtu.be/Ig0j8RvDGyY Thank You! ^^
    Date published: 2016-05-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Nice! Hi I'm South Korea DOP KIM Chang-Gyun. I buy two anamorphot. My Canon 80D camera with Canon EF-S 24mm F2.8 STM lens(52mm filter size)=35mm Anamorphic lens and Canon EF 40mm F2.8 STM lens(52mm filter size)=50mm Anamorphic lens and Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens(49mm filter size)=70mm Anamorphic lens All This lens can use auto focus mode but some time change NEAR-NOMAL. My short film shoot Canon EF-S 24mm lens(=35mm Anamorphic lens) only. https://youtu.be/Ig0j8RvDGyY Thank You! ^^
    Date published: 2016-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Here is a quick color grading comparison using the slr magic anamorphot 1.33x with Zeiss 35mm Distagon lens on Blackmagic Production 4K camera. https://youtu.be/JRuQX0iRZ8s I liked the slr magic adapter very much.
    Date published: 2016-04-20
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