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.
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It's time to stray away from the clinical look that modern day spherical SLR lenses give. Our filters give your new and old lenses a little more charm and charisma.
The CineMorph 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 flares, streaks and vertically stretched bokeh (our favorite characteristic).
It's very easy to use and allows you to rack or pull focus on your compatible SLR lens like normal. This is a HUGE plus as shooting with real anamorphic attachments requires you to focus both the anamorphic lens and the taking lens (SLR, DSLR or Cinema Lens), making run-n-gun shooting pretty much impossible.
This filter is great for when you need those shots that do require rack focusing or pulling focus.
It is mounted on to a smooth rotating filter for easy alignment and assembled with sharp optical glass that won't dull the image. The CineMorph filters have the option to remove the glass completely if need be.
The down side is that when using a CineMorph filter your lens will lose 1 to 2 stops of light so we recommend fast speed lenses (f0.95 to f2.8). The Flare/Streak Filters will not introduce light loss.
And just like a real Anamorphic lens, these filters are meant for use on Prime SLR and or Cinema lenses (ideally with smaller front diameters). 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 IN FRONT OF THE CINEMORPH 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 CineMorph filter at ranges wider than apprx 200mm because the front lens element is too large and can't shoot through the bokeh element in the filter.
See our CineMorph Mod Filter for the Canon mount Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 zoom lens HERE.
Also as with real anamorphic lenses, the ideal SLR lenses to use are the older Canon, Nikon, M42 Mount (Russian or Japanese) lenses that have the smaller 49mm 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. What's the difference between the 77mm vs the 58mm CineMorph filter? Can I use the 77mm version on smaller front lenses?
A. It's good to try and match the front size as somewhat close to the 2 sizes we offer (58mm or 77mm). If you go with too large of a filter with a smaller front compatible SLR lens what happens is that the top and bottom of any oval bokeh shapes could be slightly cut off. It'll still stretch the bokeh vertically and you'll still get the streaks and flares but the bokeh and light shaping might not always be perfectly oval.
This also happens with real anamorphic lens combinations as well. So it's an authentic characteristic of shooting with anamorphics. If you don't mind the cropped oval shapes on certain lenses, then go with the 77mm filter and a step-up ring.
The main reason the 58mm is the more "universal" version is because most lenses out there that play nicely with anamorphics and our filters, have smaller front sizes.
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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