The SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x adapter for 16:9 sensor cameras was being shown at NAB 2017. The Anamorphot 1.33x – 40 (Compact) adapter allows users to achieve the much loved 2.35:1 scope aspect ratio, when using traditional cameras that have a 16:9 sensor.
The SLR Magic 1.33x anamorphic adapter uses a unique 1.33x squeeze factor so that the entire 16:9 sensor is able to achieve the desired 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The Anamorphot 1.33x– 40 (Compact) adapter does this by compressing a 33% wider field of view to fit the width of the 16:9 sensor/negative without compressing image height.
Get that anamorphic look
According to SLR Magic the adapter creates unique “artifacts” such as horizontal lens flare, commonly referred to as anamorphic streaks, and may create slightly elongated bokeh when chromatic diopters are used. Characteristics that shape this anamorphic “look” come from the “front-mounted” anamorphic adapter design.
Small size, small weight
This SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x – 40 (Compact) adapter is small, lightweight, and features a single focus anamorphic adapter designed to work with most camera kit lenses beyond 40mm (35mm equivalent). The adapter has a 62mm thread so you won’t be able to use it on larger lenses. It even works with certain kit lenses when using autofocus, which is probably a first for adapters like these.
The SLR Magic SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x – 40 (Compact) adapter will retail for $499US, and should be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers by end of May, 2017.