Vazen 135mm T2.8 1.8X Anamorphic Lens


Vazen has announced its new 135mm T2.8 1.8X Anamorphic Lens. According to Vazen, this now completes the 3-lens set in the Full Frame 1.8x line-up. The 135mm now joins the 85mm and 50mm.

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Just like the 50mm and 85mm, the 135mm T2.8 covers large-format cinema cameras like the RED MONSTRO, RED V-RAPTOR, ARRI Alexa LF, and Kinefinity Mavo Edge 6K.

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The 135mm has the same focus and aperture position as the 85mm. It also features a 86mm front filter thread which is useful for ND filters or diopters, as well as a standard 95mm front diameter. The lens is available in an interchangeable PL and EF mount.

Vazen chose to adopt a 1.8x squeeze design to balance the anamorphic characters as well as the resolution of the image. The 1.8x squeeze can produce a cinematic widescreen 2.39:1 aspect when paired up with 4:3 sensors. When paired up with 16:9 sensors, much less data (than 2X anamorphic lens) is needed to be cropped away to create the desired 2.39:1 ratio.

What is strange is that Vazen keeps mentioning that they have now completed the 3-lens set (50mm-85mm- 135mm), but they also say that they are currently working on a wider lens to complement the set.

Hard Case 1

Vazen has also released a new proprietary 3-lens hard case, which will be included for those who order the 3-lens set.

Price & Availability

Hard Case 2

The 3-lens (50mm + 85mm + 135mm) FF set is currently being offered at $19,999 USD. This is a $4,000 USD discount compared to buying all three lenses individually.

Below are the prices for the individual lenses and the hard case:

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