SANDMARC Anamorphic Lens Adapter for iPhones

SANDMARC – a San Diago based company specializing in photography gear for iPhone, DJI and GoPro cameras – just released a new product for iPhone shooters: an anamorphic lens. Let’s take a closer look at this 1.33x Anamorphot!

SANDMARC Anamorphic Lens

Movies shot on an iPhone and generally shooting with an anamorphic lens adapter on a smartphone is not something new. For example, we previously reported about the Moment Anamorphic adapter.

This time, the American company SANDMARC released a new 1.33x Anamorphic Lens for iPhones, and the sample footage above looks promising.

The lens adapter is entirely made out of aluminum, and according to SANDMARC, the “lens features a multi-element, multi-coated & anti-reflective glass for superior performance.”

This 1.33x adapter squeezes the 16:9 image of the iPhone. When you “de-squeeze” it in post-production (or in an app) it gives you a cinemascope 2.4:1 wide aspect ratio.

Of course, as it squeezes the image, it also gives you the typical anamorphic oval bokeh. Looking at the sample footage, the bokeh achieved with this adapter is quite pleasing to the eye.


Part of the “cinematic look” people are looking for  when shooting with anamorphics are blue lens flares. If you like JJ Abrams’ style – shooting hard lights directly into the lens to get intense flares for no other reason than aesthetics – the SANDMARC Anamorphic Lens doesn’t disappoint.

Pricing and Availability

The Anamorphic Lens comes with a “Pro iPhone case” along with a clip-on mount to attach it. It is compatible with iPhone 7/7 Plus and all other models above including the latest iPhone X/XS/XR/XS Max.

It is already available on the SANDMARC website for $159.99. In term of comparison, the Moment Anamorphic Lens retails for $149.99.

What do you think of the SANDMARC Anamorphic Lens? Did you already shot anamorphic on an iPhone? Let us know in the comments down below!

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The World’s First Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Lens Adapter Is Here

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In a world first, lens adapter specialists Techart PRO have unveiled a Sony E to Nikon Z autofocus adaptor. The kit allows a Sony lens to attach to a Nikon body, something that has never previously been possible.

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Australian Nikon ambassador Dale Sharpe, 36, killed in tragic roadside accident

Dale Sharpe, an Australian storm-chaser, landscape photographer and Nikon Ambassador has passed away after a tragic roadside accident while in the United States.

According to The Wichita Eagle, a local paper in Kansas, Sharpe was killed when he was hit by a vehicle after suffering car problems of his own.

The report says Sharpe was traveling northbound on highway K-2 when his vehicle made contact with a deer and ultimately came to a stop in the southbound lane due to the damage not long after midnight on June 20, 2019, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash report.

In an effort to seek safety while making a call for assistance, Sharpe moved to the side of the road. Shortly after, a vehicle traveling southbound attempted to avoid Sharpe’s broken-down vehicle when it swerved off the road and into the same ditch Sharpe had attempted to run to for safety. Sharpe was taken to Harper County Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:14 a.m. local time.

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The driver of the vehicle who hit Sharpe was unharmed. A Kansas Highway Patrol spokesperson told The Wichita Eagle that the 45-year-old man driving the vehicle was ‘driving in accordance to the law and will not be charged.’

Sharpe, who was 36 years old, is survived by his wife, Karlie Russell, who served as a partner in their photography business, DK Photography, as well as his daughter, Mia.

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In a statement to DPReview, Nikon Inc. said ‘We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Dale Sharpe. He was a talented photographer and a valued member of our community. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends and all those that he inspired through his work.’

Two separate GoFundMe campaigns (’Bring Dale Home’ and ‘Memorial Fund for Dale Sharpe DK Photography’) have been set up for the Russell family. Per the DK Photography Facebook post, DPReview did not contact anyone to verify the GoFundMe campaigns out of respect for their privacy.

Koerner Pacific Northwest Lens Summit 2019

Koerner Camera Systems hosted the third annual Pacific Northwest Lens Summit on a sunny Saturday, May 4th, in their spacious Portland, Oregon facility. The Lens Summit is a single-day event focused on cine optics. You can meet two dozen lens, optical and accessory vendors and ogle their products with few distractions. Perhaps 500 people attended, twice as many as last year. read more…

Ed Catmull Speaks about Pixar

After beginning his career as director of the Computer Graphics Lab in Long Island at the New York Institute of Technology in 1975, Ed Catmull became vice-president of northern California-based Lucasfilm’s fledgling computer division in 1979. By the time of Lucasfilm’s sale of the computer division to Steve Jobs in 1986, it was renamed Pixar […]

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Are Image Watermarks a Thing of the Past?

Are Image Watermarks a Thing of the Past?

Ask yourself a simple question, it’s 2019 and digital pretty much everything is and has been in full swing for a while now, do you still watermark your images? I do, I have no plans on stopping, and apparently it really upset someone on Instagram recently.

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Giant Squid Caught on Camera for First Time in the US

Giant squid are incredibly difficult to catch on camera in the wild — the number of times it has happened can be counted on one hand. But scientists just released video of the first time a giant squid has been filmed in the waters of the United States.

CNN reports that the scientists funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research were on a two-week mission in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana and Alabama when they made the historic discovery.

The crew had deployed a special camera called Medusa outfitted with an “electric jellyfish” that’s designed to attract deep sea creatures. It’s the same system that team member Dr. Edie Widder used when she captured the first-ever video of a giant squid deep in the ocean off the coast of Japan back in 2012.

This time the Medusa camera was deployed 5 times for 24-hour recordings at a depth of over 750 meters (2,460 feet), so afterward the team had to sift through 120 hours of footage.

It was during the review process on June 19th that the scientists realized they had caught another giant squid on camera — a roughly 10-foot-long juvenile of a species that can grow to nearly 40 feet (~12m).

A still frame from the giant squid sighting video by Edie Widder and Nathan Robinson.

“I started to see a tentacle and I got more and more excited and then when the tentacles pulled back there aren’t words to describe it,” Dr. Nathan Robinson tells CNN.

“People started crowding around, shouting, getting pretty excited, but trying not to get too excited,” Dr. Widder tells the New York Times. “Because we had to be sure it really was what we thought it was.”

Scientists reviewed the 25-second clip extensively and concluded that it was indeed a giant squid they had filmed due to the position of the suction cups on the legs.

This is only the second time a giant squid has been filmed in its natural deepwater habitat and the third capture overall — a third video was made in 2015 of a giant squid near the surface of Japan’s Toyama Bay.

“[W]hat do we know? We found the squid after only five Medusa deployments, despite the fact that thousands of ROV and submersible dives in the Gulf of Mexico have not done so,” writes Widder. “This suggests that the animal does not like the bright lights of ROVs and that stealth monitoring of the sort possible with the Medusa can allow us to see what has never been seen before.”

The Key to Having a Long Career in Photography is All About the Body.

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There is no way to stay on top of your creative game if your body is falling apart. The wear and tear of shlepping gear up 4 flights of stairs, down alleys and packing, repacking and packing again takes its toll on our bodies. Here’s a few ideas, tips and tricks to help you work until freelancers get good healthcare….

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Photos of a 3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Serving in Her Donor’s Wedding

Husband-and-wife wedding photographers Mark and Jeannie Broadway shot a wedding last year that they’ll never forget: it was one in which the flower girl was a 3-year-old cancer survivor who had been saved by bone marrow donated by the bride.

Hayden Ryals had been walking through campus at Auburn University as a student in 2015 when she came across a Be The Match table. She decided to put her name into the national registry of volunteer bone marrow donors.

About a year after signing up, in April 2016, Ryals received a call from the organization informing her that she was a match for a baby girl named Skye who had developed a rare form of childhood leukemia.

Ryals underwent the procedure to harvest her bone marrow in July 2016. Skye had only been given a 50/50 chance at survival, but after three marrow transplants (two of which were from Ryals) and chemotherapy (including for a secondary cancer that appeared), Skye beat the odds and survived.

When Ryals was set to get married to her then-fiancé Adrian in June 2018, she invited Skye to her wedding and asked if she would be the flower girl. After getting cleared by her doctors, Skye traveled from California to Alabama for the special job. And she nailed it.

“Mark and I had no idea that Hayden had done such a thing!” Jeannie writes. “We met with her and her mother prior to her wedding and she told us the story. We were blown away and I had instant tears.

“We hope you enjoy the photos, for they tell a wonderful story.”

You can find more of the Broadway’s photos on their website and Instagram.

If you’re interested in signing up to be a donor in the same national bone marrow registry as Hayden, you can find out more at Be The Match.

Lensbaby Announced More Lens Filters and Crystals, but Are These Types of Effects Best Added in Post-Production?

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Lensbaby has announced a new set of filters which attach to a lightweight ring atop your lens via magnets. The new kit allows you to use glass and crystals in order to create novelty blur and bokeh effects hands-free, but is it worth using such novelty items in-camera, given that their rather niche effects are irreversible?

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The Cinematic Drone Revolution: This New Racing Drone Puts DJIs to Shame

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Must-see footage has been released depicting the advancement, and likely future, of drone videos. Directly comparing the DJI Phantom 4 Drone with the new FPV drone, the latter is leagues above, providing cinematic footage, at high speeds, and with zero limits.

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Press text: Adobe Reports Record Q2 Revenue

Well Adobe just issued a new press text reporting once more a new Record Q2 revenue. As much as we don’t like their subscirption strategy it’s definitely working for them! Reminder: After heavy protests Adobe did repost the $9,99 monthly…

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Almost 2,500 Unseen Images From 9/11 Have Been Discovered on a CD at a Yard Sale

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There are many defining images from the devastating events that occurred in New York on September 11, 2001. But now, almost 18 years later, thousands of previously unseen photos showing the extent of the ground zero clean-up operation have been discovered on CD-Rom discs at a house clearance sale.

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DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2019

Summer is here, which means it’s time for Chris and Jordan’s roundup of new waterproof cameras for 2019: the Olympus Tough TG-6, the Ricoh WG-6, and the Panasonic TS7. Find out which one is right for your next vacation.

Want more information about waterproof cameras? Watch Chris and Jordan’s 2018 Waterproof Camera Roundup, which includes several models still on the market, or read our recently updated Waterproof Camera Buying guide.

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A sniglet for all casters-Max Flight goes 48 kHz-your new show

In BeyondPodcasting episode 15, Chris Curran of Podcast Engineering School and I introduce a new sniglet for all casters (which I also explain). Max Flight of Airplane Geeks joins the 48 kHz Alliance with a pre-recorded acceptance speech. Even if you don’t remember (or never knew) sniglets, I’ll get you up to speed. Spoiler: This one has to to with post-production and distribution. Finally, I’ll talk about the new online show you probably plan to create. Listen ahead.

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