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Vazen 85mm T2.8 1.8x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens (PL/EF-Mount)

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Vazen 85mm T2.8 1.8x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens (PL/EF-Mount)
Key Features
  • Covers Full-Frame/Open-Gate Sensor Size
  • Interchangeable PL/Canon EF Mount
  • Cinematic 2.39:1 Aspect Ratio for 4:3
  • T2 to T16 Aperture Range
The 85mm T2 1.8x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens from Vazen creates enhanced anamorphic flares and a dramatic cine-style aspect ratio for your footage. This lens features user-interchangeable PL and Canon EF mounts, providing compatibility with an array of full-frame cameras like open-gate ARRI models and the RED MONSTRO 8K. Lens features include enhanced blue flares, a soft, oval bokeh, and other aberrations.
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Vazen 85mm T2.8 Anamorphic Overview

The 85mm T2 1.8x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens from Vazen creates enhanced anamorphic flares and a dramatic cine-style aspect ratio for your footage. This lens features user-interchangeable PL and Canon EF mounts, providing compatibility with an array of full-frame cameras like open-gate ARRI models and the RED MONSTRO 8K. Lens features include enhanced blue flares, a soft, oval bokeh, and other aberrations.

This sharp 85mm prime provides a 1.8x anamorphic squeeze and an ultrawide 50° horizontal field of view. The lens creates a cinematic 2:39:1 aspect ratio with 4:3 sensors and compared to a 2x lens, creates less framing to crop out when used with 16:9 sensors.

The 85mm lens features a 3.8' minimum focus distance, focus marks in feet, a relative light weight of 3.3 pounds, and a 95mm front diameter to fit standard matte boxes. The lens comes with interchangeable PL and Canon EF mounts, a set of shims, and both front and rear caps.

Key Features
  • Pronounced 1.8x anamorphic squeeze
  • Cinematic widescreen 2:39:1 aspect ratio with 4:3 sensor
  • User-interchangeable PL and Canon EF mounts
  • Compatible with the ALEXA Mini LF and the RED MONSTRO 8K
  • Enhanced blue flares, bokeh, and other aberrations
  • Covers full-frame and open-gate sensors
  • 3.8' minimum focus distance
  • Relatively lightweight, compact form factor
  • 95mm front diameter
UPC: 686259259132

Vazen 85mm T2.8 Anamorphic Specs

Focal Length85mm
Lens MountARRI PL
Lens Format CoverageFull Frame
Horizontal Angle of ViewFull Frame: 50°
Minimum Focus DistanceFrom : 3.77' / 1.15 m
Gear MOD & PitchFocus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Front Diameter95 mm
Filter Thread86 mm
Focus ScalesImperial
Focus Rotation300°
Horizontal Squeeze (Anamorphic)1.8x
Image StabilizationNo
Length6.89" / 17.5 cm
Weight3.28 lb / 1.49 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.805 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.35 x 10.45 x 7.25"

Vazen 85mm T2.8 Anamorphic Reviews

As good as anamorphic gets !

By Thierry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-08

Coming from spherical lenses - the price tag might seems high - especially for a relatively unknown brand. But it’s actually very affordable compared to the competition ! Anything cheaper for full frame will fake some of the characteristic of anamorphic lenses, and have no or very low squeeze. I wish it had a 2x squeeze - but the 1.8 squeeze probably allow to slightly more affordable price - while being optimal for 16:9 sensors, that are most likely what you’ll use it on... Paired with a A7siii the image quality is amazing ! I recommend pairing this with a monitor that allow you to see the desqueezed image, as it can be fairly hard to focus without it, and framing as well can be challenging. For an anamorphic lens, it’s very sharp, even wide open, I mostly shoot at T4 though mostly because it can be challenging to nail focus with this kind of lenses, as they’re slightly softer than spherical (not in a bad way, image is very pleasing), similar to using a light diffusion filter. Overall, I totally recommend this lens, hopefully we see a 2x version soon too ! Also, if you’re in a limited budget, I would recommend the 40mm MFT version paired with a Blackmagic pocket 4K... the package would come to $4500 vs $12000... for a little more than 1/3 of the price, result is very close. The A7siii has an edge in low light obviously but if you’re using even minimal lighting (which you should), it shouldn’t be an issue. The blackmagic has the advantage of having a bigger screen - easier to manually focus without monitor. Both are fantastic combos - and a lot cheaper than Cooke paired with an Alexa ...

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