It mimics characteristics of anamorphic lenses such as the flare or streak and vertically stretched bokeh. It's very easy to use and allows you to rack focus your photo lens like normal. This is a HUGE plus as shooting with real anamorphic attachments requires you to focus both the anamorphic lens and the photographic lens, making run and gun shooting pretty much impossible.
This filter is great for when you need those shots that do require rack focusing. It is mounted on to a smooth rotating filter for easy alignment and assembled with very sharp optical glass that won't dull the image. The down side is that your lens will lose 1 to 2 stops of light so we recommend fast speed lenses (f0.95 to f2.8). And just like a real Anamorphic lens, these filters are meant for use on Prime SLR and or Cinema lenses. 50mm and tighter for cropped frame cameras like the 7D & T2i and 75mm and tighter for full frame cameras like the 5D.
(USING WIDE ANGLE CONVERTERS WILL ALLOW YOU TO HAVE A WIDER FIELD OF VIEW WHEN NEEDED)
Some zoom lenses will work but they'll need to have smaller fronts. For instance the Canon 70mm-200mm lens will NOT work with the filter at any range wider than 200mm because the front lens element is too wide and can't shoot through the bokeh effect element in the filter. Also, as with Anamorphic lenses, the ideal SLR lenses to use are the older Canon, Nikon, M42 Mount (Russian or Japanese) lenses that have the smaller 52mm to 62mm front filter diameters. 50mm f1.8, 80mm f2, 100mm f2.8, 135mm f2.8 have given some of the very best results. These types of older lenses are fun, sharp, well built and much more affordable than newer lenses. Starting at $119 ONLY AVAILABLE HERE! SEE FAQ's BELOW FOR A LIST OF AFFORDABLE RECOMMENDED LENSES!
Please Note: You must use a 50mm lens or higher on Crop Frame Cameras & 75mm lens or higher on Full Frame Cameras. Using Step Up or Step Down Rings may be necessary if we do not have the exact size to match your lens. Select the size that is closest to your lens front filter diameter. (STEP UP & STEP DOWN RINGS ARE NOT INCLUDED)
Q: Do you have just a Flare Filter without the Anamorphic Oval Bokeh?
A: Yes, we do. Please see our Flare/ Streak Filter.
Q: What are some lenses that you would recommend for use with the CineMorph on my DSLR?
A: We really like the old Nikon AI E series lenses, like the 85mm f2 or the 100mm f2.8. Even the 135mm is good. Other great lenses are the Russian Helios 58mm f2, Jupiter 85mm f2, Tair 135mm f2.8. The Japanese Takumar 55mm f1.8 is another good one. And of course even the old Canon FD lenses will work nicely as well, especially on the Panasonic M43 cameras like GH1, GH2 and GF2. You will simply need Converter Rings. Nikon to EOS, (or Nikon to M43) FD to EOS (or FD to M43), or for the Russian and Japanese lenses an M42 to EOS (or M42 to M43) converter ring. They're found very cheap on ebay or other shops.
Isco Anamorphic Lens along with the 58mm CineMorph Filter filmed back to back with the same Camera and lens. 5D Mark II, with Nikon 85mm f2.