Vazen 65mm T2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for M4/3

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Vazen has announced that their latest 65mm T2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras is now shipping.

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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.

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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.

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The only real downside to the Vazen 1.8x anamorphic lenses is that they are all vastly different sizes.

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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.

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