Vazen Lens Manufacturer Ceases All Operations

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Vazen Lens has closed its doors and is no longer in business. The reason for ceasing operations has not officially been stated, but I’m sure it was having financial issues. The affordable zoom and anamorphic lens market has really blown up in the past couple of years, and it must be tough to compete.

Vazen was founded in 2019 in Shenyang, China, Vazen was dedicated to building professional anamorphic lenses at a reasonable price. Making anamorphic lenses available for cinematographers of any level of experience to rent but own.

Founder and Optics Engineer Weizhen Liu brought over 15 years of first-hand experience designing photo and cinema lenses and anamorphic attachments for home theater systems. Choosing to work on a 1.8x squeeze design instead of an easier and less expensive 1.33x design, Vazen created the more cinematic look that anamorphic lovers were pursuing.

A Heartfelt Farewell to Our Customers

“As we turn the page to the final chapter of Vazen\’s story, we want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to you, our customers and partners. Your unwavering support has been the cornerstone of our journey, fueling our passion for creating lenses that bring visions to life.

Though we have come to the difficult decision to conclude our operations, the memories and images captured through our lenses will continue to inspire us. It has been an extraordinary privilege to be a part of your creative process and to witness the world through your unique perspectives.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your creative journey. We bid you farewell with the hope that your stories will continue to be told through the beauty of your captures, in all the days to come.

With sincere appreciation,
The Vazen Team

Vazen made several anamorphic lenses with MFT, Canon RF, Interchangeable EF, and PL Mounts. Matt has reviewed several on site.

It’s always sad to see a company that has worked hard to create products in a very competitive business. We wish them well.
If you have a few lenses and want to add a few now, it might be a good time to pick them up, as they are still being sold at B&H and other retailers.

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