1. Testing the flare, distortion, focusing, bokeh, and veiling glare of anamorphic lenses

    Panavision G-Series – 50mm – T2.8
    Panavision E-Series – 50mm – T2.8
    Panavision C-Series – 50mm – T2.8
    Panavision Hi-Speed – 55mm – T2.8
    Panavision Hi-Speed – 50mm – T1.4 (ISO 200)
    Panavision B-Series – 50mm – T2.8
    Panavision 16-AP - 50mm - T2.8
    Kowa – 50mm – T2.8

    ISO 800 (unless otherwise noted)
    REC709 to SxS

    Thank you to Cathy Peirce, Guy McVicker, and the rest of the staff at Panavision Hollywood

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  2. This is a short film test with Vantage Film's Hawk anamorphics that I shot before shooting the short film "Poste Rest" (vimeo.com/32372038).

    First I had an idea to shoot with Aaton LTR S16 without anamorphic viewfinder but as one can see, the image is distorted because of the alignment of lens mount. Then I swapped to Arri 416 with Vantage's anamorphic viewfinder and everything worked as it should.

    In the end of the test video there is some raw material from the short film. I have also a clip here in Vimeo from the color graded Poste Rest that might make a good comparision to the raw material.


    Aaton LTR, S16mm
    Arriflex 416 Plus, S16mm

    Hawk Anamorphic 1.3X
    18mm Hawk V-Lite 16 T1.5
    35mm Hawk V-Series T2.2

    Kodak Vision3 500T 7219


    Arriflex 416 Plus

    Hawk Anamorphic 1.3X
    18mm Hawk V-Lite 16 T1.5
    35mm Hawk V-Series T2.2

    Kodak Vision3 500T 7219
    Kodak Vision2 250D 7205


    Clip from Poste Rest

    My experiences shooting anamorphic with Hawks at Cinematography.com

    Vantage Film

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  3. Arri Alexa Mini 2.39:1 2k Arri RAW ISO 800 sutter 180
    Optica Elite anamorphic s7
    40mm T2.2 / 50mm T1.9 / 75mm T1.9 / 100mm 2.3

    Elite anamorphic S7 имеет яркий характер. Эта оптика в стиле старых Lomo anamorphic, Kowa anamorphic или Cineovision, но имеющая свой уникальный характер. При этом это современная оптика с отличной механикой и хорошим контрастом. Она сохраняет насыщенность цвета даже при сильном контровом свете. Флю проявляются больше, чем на Cooke anamorphic или Master anamorphic (с flare sets), но они не такие яркие, как на Cineovision и Lomo. Линзы маленькие и легкие, оптика отлично подходит для съемки с Movi или с рук.

    Вы можете арендовать эту оптику у нас в cinemafrog.ru

    PS: На некоторых кадрах снятых на долли мы не попали в резкость, обратите внимание на резкость в других кадрах и вы увидите, что она на хорошем уровне.

    Elite anamorphic S7 have brightly expressed character. They have a vintage look similarly to Lomo anamorphic, Kowa anamorphic or Cineovision, but they have their own character. Also they are modern lenses with smooth mechanics and high contrast. They keep good color saturation even with strong backlight. Flares are more strong comparing to Cooke anamorphic and Master anamorphic (with flare sets), but not so bright as at Lomo and Cineovision. Along with this they are small and light, very suitable for Move and handheld shooting.

    You may rent these lenses at Cinemafrog.ru

    PS: Some shots which were taken from dolly are out of focus, note that other shots are in focus and they are sharp.


    Манга компани
    за цветокоррекцию
    и просмотровый зал
    и лично
    Петру Хазизову
    Ирине Грантовской
    Нике Тырон
    Григорию Злотникову


    Оператору Евгению Козлову
    Актрисе Веронике Розенберг
    Актеру Вячеслав Морозову
    Композитору Марку Маркеру
    Механику камеры Юрию Лобанову
    Ген. директору "Оптика Элит"
    Григорию Ромашкину


    Mango company
    for color correction
    and screening room
    and personally
    Petr Khazizov
    Irina Grantovskaya
    Nika Tyron
    Grigory Zlotnikov


    DP Evgeniy Kozlov
    Actress Veronica Rosenberg
    Actor Vyacheslav Morozov
    Composer Mark Marker
    Camera assistant Uriy Lobanov
    CEO Optica-Elite Grigory Romashkin

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  4. This is a lens test of our vintage Cooke Varotal 18-100mm T3 zoom. The purpose was to demonstrate the lens' performance and illustrate its characteristics including: color palette, contrast, sharpness, vignetting, distortion, breathing, close-focus, lens flares and bokeh. The test was shot on a RED Epic Dragon and recorded at 6K HD. Since the lens was designed to cover Super 35mm film, this test illustrates how the lens performs beyond what it was intended to handle.

    The test was conducted in a controlled environment. Only incandescent lighting was used, and the lights were not dimmed. The purpose was to produce the most accurate colors possible. Images were recorded and exported in DRAGONcolor2 and REDgamma4 with no corrections made, including no color grading and no sharpening. Images were captured at ISO 500 (to get cleaner shadow detail), and at the lowest compression possible with the camera balanced to 3200K.

    NOTES: The water bottle was placed at minimum focus distance. We apologize for not having the color chart and focus chart in the tests for any of our zoom lenses and we only shot them wide-open. We had a lot of glass to test and we simply ran out of time.

    18mm T3
    50mm T3
    100mm T3

    This lens and more are available to rent at OLD FAST GLASS

    # vimeo.com/179832829 Uploaded 5,241 Plays 15 Comments
  5. Lomo and Hawk Anamorphic Lenses compared. Read about the methodology here

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