At Cine Gear 2023, Laowa was showing a yet-to-be-released 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter. This was specifically designed to work with the company’s Nanomorph Anamorphics and their upcoming Ranger Full Frame Cine Zooms.
It features a 77mm rear filter thread so it will work on a wide variety of lenses.
When used in conjunction with the Nanomorph Anamorphics you can create a lens with a 2x squeeze.
If you are using a full frame lens, the adapter will work with any focal length over about 40mm. The Anamorphic adapter was still a prototype and they are still refining the design. Laowa hopes to be able to cover a 35mm full-frame prime without any large vignetting.
The Laowa 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter can also be screwed directly onto the front of the upcoming Ranger Full Frame Cine zooms.
You will be able to buy the 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter in three versions just like the Nanomorphs. These versions will have either Blue, Gold, or Silver flares. What is interesting is that you could combine the adapter with say a Gold flare with a Nanomorph that has a Silver flare to alter the streak characteristics and color.
The 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter was well made and it will be interesting to see how it optically performs once it is released.