Designed for serious iPhone filmmakers and photographers, the 1.33x Anamorphic Lens from Moondog Labs elevates the look of your content to create compelling, professional-looking films and videos. Anamorphic lenses operate by capturing a wider image than would normally be possible with standard optics. They accomplish this by horizontally squeezing, or vertically stretching, a wider image onto your iPhone's sensor. As this lens performs a squeeze of 1.33x, the horizontal field of view will increase by 33%, which gives videos an aspect ratio of 2.40:1, as compared to the the spherical, or non-anamorphic ratio of 16:9 (1.78:1). The aspect ratio of still images will also increase 33%, from 4:3 (1.33:1) to 16:9 (1.78:1).
Another benefit of using anamorphic lenses is that they preserve the full resolution of your phone's sensor for the mode you're shooting in. For example, since the iPhone natively shoots video with a 16:9 aspect ratio, you would have to apply a matte to your footage in post-production to create an anamorphic aspect ratio, which would result in part of the frame being wasted and thus lower resolution. Using an anamorphic lens would allow the wider image to natively fit into the iPhone's 16:9 video capture mode.
This lens has been built using cinema-grade glass. Other characteristics of anamorphic lenses include organic flares and distortion for added character and depth. Please bear in mind that after capturing anamorphic content, a software de-squeeze must be performed, otherwise the content will look distorted.
This lens has been designed to be compatible with a range of devices by attaching to a separate case with a 37mm lens mounting thread. Once attached, a dynamic clamping mechanism mounts securely for run-and-gun filming.
Please note that while this lens has been designed specifically for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, it is compatible with all previous iPhone models. It is recommended for the XR, XS, and XS Max because it has a larger aperture that is better suited for devices with a wider field of view. Using the previous model lens on your XR, XS, or XS Max will lead to some corner softness.