This Viltrox 75mm Anamorphic Lens Looks Incredible

Anamorphic lenses were once rare and extremely expensive, but they have become more common and slightly more affordable. This latest offering from Viltrox is still reasonably expensive, but it's certainly capable of creating some amazing visuals.

Like most people who have enjoyed photography for a number of years, I can't help but try as many different types of lens as possible. I've used everything from niche macro lenses to obscure super-teles, and everything in between. Nevertheless, there is one type of lens that has evaded me thus far: anamorphic.

If you're not sure what an anamorphic lens is, you may still be familiar with what their images look like. Anamorphic lenses allow photographers and videographers to capture widescreen imagery on a non-widescreen sensor (or film). It will result in an odd-looking, squashed image straight out of the camera, but once it is stretched out correctly, it gives a singular aesthetic. It is loved by many cinematographers and the depth of field you get is captivating. The bokeh — admittedly an over-emphasized characteristic of lenses — is stretch into an oval shape which gives it such strong character.

In this video, Arthur R tries the Viltrox 75mm T2 1.33x anamorphic lens and shows just how special the results can be.

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.

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