CineMorph & Anamorphic Bokeh Filters
CineMorph & Anamorphic Bokeh Filters
Anamorphic lens looks, without using an Anamorphic lens!
- 58mm filters will include an additional 52mm step ring, giving you both 58mm and 52mm mounting sizes with one purchase.
- 77mm filters will include an additional 72mm step ring, giving you both 77mm and 72mm mounting sizes with one purchase.
- All filters include a micro-fiber cloth.
These filters will NOT stretch or squeeze to create a true anamorphic image. It keeps the image at 16:9 and you can crop in post at any ratio you choose.
It mimics characteristics of anamorphic lenses such as the flares, streaks and vertically stretched bokeh. It's very easy to use and allows you to rack focus your photo lens like normal.
This is a HUGE plus as shooting with real anamorphic attachments requires you to focus both the anamorphic lens and the photographic lens, making run and gun shooting pretty much impossible.
This filter is great for when you need those shots that do require rack focusing.
It is mounted on to a smooth rotating filter for easy alignment and assembled with very sharp optical glass that won't dull the image. The down side is that your lens will lose 1 to 2 stops of light so we recommend fast speed lenses (f0.95 to f2.8).
And just like a real Anamorphic lens, these filters are meant for use on Prime SLR and or Cinema lenses. 50mm and tighter for cropped frame cameras like the 7D & T2i and 75mm and tighter for full frame cameras like the 5D. (USING WIDE ANGLE CONVERTERS WILL ALLOW YOU TO HAVE A WIDER FIELD OF VIEW WHEN NEEDED)
Some zoom lenses will work but they'll need to have smaller fronts. For instance the Canon 70mm-200mm lens on the Full Frame Canon 5D will NOT work with the filter at ranges wider than apprx 200mm because the front lens element is too wide and can't shoot through the bokeh effect element in the filter.
Also, as with Anamorphic lenses, the ideal SLR lenses to use are the older Canon, Nikon, M42 Mount (Russian or Japanese) lenses that have the smaller 52mm to 62mm front filter diameters. 50mm f1.8, 85mm f2, 100mm f2.8, 135mm f2.8 have given some of the very best results.
The Helios 58mm f2 with the CineMorph filter on the full frame 5D gives little vignetting, enough to push past easily in post.
These types of older lenses are fun, sharp, well built and much more affordable than newer lenses.
Q: Do you have just a Flare Filter without the Anamorphic Oval Bokeh?
A: Yes, see our Flare / Streak Filter.
Q: What are some lenses that you would recommend for use with the CineMorph on my DSLR?
A: We really like the old Nikon AI E series lenses, like the 85mm f2 or the 100mm f2.8. Even the 135mm is
good. Other great lenses are the Russian Helios 58mm f2, Jupiter 85mm f2, Tair 135mm f2.8. The Japanese
Takumar 55mm f1.8 is another good one. And of course even the old Canon FD lenses will work nicely as well, especially on the Panasonic M43 cameras like GH1, GH2 and GF2.
You will simply need Converter Rings. Nikon to EOS, (or Nikon to M43) FD to EOS (or FD to M43), or for the
Russian and Japanese lenses an M42 to EOS (or M42 to M43) converter ring. They're found very cheap on ebay or other shops.
Q. How do you get rid of light ghosting and refractions?
A. In certain lighting conditins (mainly at night) there can be ghosting or light refractions, which is why we changed the design a few months ago to allow you to remove the glass from the filter and still achieve the flares and bokeh morphing.
You can simply unscrew the metal ring that holds the glass in place. To do this use a small flat head screw driver by pressing into the rings 1 of 2 notchs. Turn the ring counter clockwise until the ring comes all the way out. Remove only the glass and replace the ring by screwing it back down (clockwise) into the filter base.
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CineMorph sample and user videos.