Vazen has announced that their latest 65mm T2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras is now shipping.
It now joins the 28mm and 40mm to complete the Micro Four Thirds 1.8x Anamorphic lens set.
All three Vazen 1.8x anamorphic lenses feature a front anamorphic design. Characteristics of all three lenses include oval bokeh, signature blue horizontal flares, and good edge to edge sharpness.
The Vazen 1.8x lenses work really well with 4:3 sensors that can be found on cameras like the Panasonic GH5, Z-CAM E2, and new Panasonic BGH1. It also works well with Blackmagic Pocket 4K cinema cameras.
A 1.8x anamorphic is a lot more useful than a 1.33x / 1.5x anamorphic lens. If you use the lens with a camera that has a 16:9 sensor, you don’t have to throw away as much information when compared to a 2X anamorphic lens to create a 2.39:1 aspect 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 only real downside to the Vazen 1.8x anamorphic lenses is that they are all vastly different sizes.
Pricing & Availability
The lens is currently available to order from authorized resellers and from the Vazen website.
The retail price $3,250 USD. If you happen to already own the 40mm or 28mm anamorphic, Vazen will be giving you a $400 USD discount if you purchase the 65mm.
You can also buy all three lenses, the 28mm, 40mm, and 65mm as a set for $8,950 USD.