Zak Forsman from The Sabi Company has written about his experience with the the SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x Anamorphic Adapter.
Zac concentrated on faces for his tests over landscape shots with the SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x.
About a week ago, I received a package from SLR Magic containing their new (and as yet unreleased) Anamorphot 2x. also included was their new +1.8 achromatic diopter which brings the focal range within a couple feet of the camera.
There’s some excellent clips out there already, but many of them focus on landscapes and feel a bit “touristy” (for lack of a better word) in the way that they capture footage in public, often stealing shots from a distance.
For my own purposes, I wanted to audition it with compositions more in line with a narrative filmmaker’s intent, so I focused on using a variety of lenses (35mm, 50mm, 85mm) to compose a series of wides, mediums and close-ups.
For the full write up and to see plenty of pics to peep from the SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x, please see zakforsman.com.