Anamorphic Mode

SLR Magic 2x Anamorphot-CINE Video Review

By Stefan Haselgruber

I took SLR Magic’s 2x Anamophit-CINE lenses set for a spin with the GH5. Here are my personal impressions of working with them.

The cinematic look has personally always fascinated me.

For that reason, I often try to create this look (as many others out there) with modest means, even though I might not be able to afford a high-end cinema camera, like the Arri Alexa or beautiful cinema primes.

However, the SLR Magic 2x Anamorphot-CINE Lens Set are the first anamorphic lenses that I have ever used, I can tell you my experience, what I learned and discovered.

Anamorphic Test Footage Video

The video above is shot on the GH5 in the 4:3 Anamorphic Mode and the SLR Magic 2x Anamorphot-CINE Lens Set, in 6K/25p. We uploaded it in 4K on YouTube for practical reasons.

35mm T2.4 (MFT Mount)
50mm T2.8 (MFT Mount)
70mm T4 (MFT Mount)

(Links to B&H and CVP below this post for pricing and availability!)

These lenses were specifically made with an MFT mount for GH5 users to utilize the camera’s unique anamorphic 4:3 shooting mode that can use its full 6K resolution.

Getting used to shooting anamorphic

Hopefully after watching this video you get an impression of how the lens set performs. Filling the frame and creating a beautiful composition in the anamorphic wide screen format is for sure something new and took me a bit of time of getting used to.

The GH5 has an in-camera anamorphic de-squeeze mode that enables you to see the actual 2.66:1 aspect ratio picture on set. This function is a major help in judging and feeling the created frame – enabling me as a cameraman to react → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d