Vintage (Anamorphic 1.3x) Looks Filter

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Vintage (Anamorphic 1.3x) Looks Filter

from 84.00

For filmmakers and photographers. The Vintage Anamorphic 1.33x Looks Filter - designed to make some modern SLR lenses look and behave like old vintage lenses.

Anamorphic lens looks, without using an Anamorphic lens!

Stray from the look of modern clinical SLR lenses! Our filters create a little charm and charisma. A subtle aesthetic that really stands apart from the crowd!

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The Vintage Looks Filter (with or without optional Flare / Streak Filter element).

Creates swirled and 1.33x anamorphic bokeh with compatible lens and camera combinations. 

At this time we are only making the Vintage looks filter in the 77mm size as it's made for wider and faster lenses with larger front elements. 

This filter kit will include an additional 72mm step ring, giving you both 77mm and 72mm mounting sizes with one purchase.

 

 

New fun colored flare options available! Choose from Neutral (where the flare color is dependent on the temperature of the light source) or Blue, Red, Pink-Fuchsia, & Teal-Turquoise. 

 

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International orders can select various shipping options at checkout.


Ready to stray away from the clinical look of modern day SLR lenses? Our filters give your new and old lenses a little more charm and charisma!

Q: What's the difference between the CineMorph filter and the Vintage 1.3x Filter?

A: Like the CineMorph filter the Vintage 1.3x Anamorphic looks filter also creates Anamorphic Bokeh morphing and Anamorphic Waterfalling effect, but it can be used on wider focal lengths like 50mm prime lenses on full frame cameras. Whereas the CineMorph filter is slightly more limiting and meant for medium to tight focal lengths (58mm or tighter on full frame cameras and 45mm and up on crop cameras) with smaller diameter front sizes has a more dramatic 2x Anamorphic Bokeh effect.

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens at 24mm f1.8 without the Vintage filter.

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens at 24mm f1.8 without the Vintage filter.

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens at 24mm f1.8 WITH the Vintage filter.

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens at 24mm f1.8 WITH the Vintage filter.

The Vintage Looks Filter is built for wider prime lenses and zoom lenses (apprx 24mm on crop cameras) with faster/wider apertures in the f0.95 to f2.8 range.

It mimics characteristics of old vintage SLR lenses such as vertically stretched and swirled and anamorphic (1.3x and 1.5x strength) oval bokeh. You can also select to have an optional Flare/Streak Element installed. It's very easy to use and allows you to rack focus your photo lens like normal. 

This filter will NOT stretch or squeeze your image. It keeps the image at the native shooting ratio so you can crop in post at any ratio you choose. This is similar to the CineMorph Filter and Anamorphic Bokeh Filter available here, but it's not meant to give completely oval bokeh due to the limitations of using wider focal lengths. The bokeh morphing of this filter is similar to that of an anamorphic 1.3x or 1.5x lens.

When using compatible lenses, you'll need to zoom, crop or push in to where the vignetting is minimal or lessened to your liking. A little (or a lot of) vignetting and dark edges is to be expected as this is part of the vintage look associated with 35mm film and Full Frame sensor light fall-off (see sample videos and photos).

The Vintage Looks Filter is designed to give your lens a more vintage look by morphing and affecting the bokeh and areas out of focus. This effect is difficult in post for photos and near impossible to achieve properly in post production for video. 

One of our favorite effects is how the image breathes inward and outward with a subtle morphing when rack focusing. This is reminiscent of focusing a very nice and pricey Anamorphic-CinemaScope Lens.

The filters are mounted on to a smooth rotating filter for easy alignment and assembled with sharp optical glass that won't dull the image. The down-side is that your lens may lose apprx half to 1 full stop of light (but it won't widen the depth of field).

The Vintage Looks Filter was designed around the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens on a Super 35 crop sensor. When wide open at f1.8 it works at the 24mm range and tighter (with little vignetting). Of course with tighter crop cameras you can use wider focal lengths / wider lenses to compensate for the crop factor.

It is recommend to use lenses with aperture values of f0.95 to f2.8 and stay as wide open as possible.

Using Wide Angle Converter lenses will also allow you to have a wide a wider field of view when needed, and using ND filters will allow you control the amount of light coming in.

DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF LENSES AND CAMERAS AVAILABLE, THERE ARE MANY COMBINATIONS AND VARIABLES, SO NOT ALL RESULTS WILL BE THE SAME. WE ARE TESTING NEW COMBINATIONS OFTEN.

Wider focal lengths can and will result in vignetting. At this time, the ideal focal length is apprx 24mm (or tighter) on crop cameras and 35mm (or tighter) on full frame cameras.


Like the CineMorph filter, but with a wider (anamorphic 1.33x) oval-element, it can be used on a variety of cameras & lenses

Vintage Filter on the Nikon 50mm f1.2 and Sony 5N.

Vintage Filter on the Nikon 50mm f1.2 and Sony 5N.

Vintage Filter on the Nikon 50mm f1.2 and Canon 5D.

Vintage Filter on the Nikon 50mm f1.2 and Canon 5D.

Raveonettes Sune Desert Daze 5D 50mm Vintage Filter
Desert Daze Tilapia Fish 5D 50mm Vintage Filter
Raveonettes Desert Daze Canon 5D 50mm Vintage Filter

Canon 5D Mark II with a 50mm lens and The Vintage Looks Filter (with Flare/Streak Filament).


Director of Photography Danny Dunlop shares with us a feature film shot with the Vid-Atlantic Vintage 1.3x Anamorphic Looks Filter: ASHES (2016) - Teaser Trailer


FAQs

Q: Do you have just a Flare Filter without the Anamorphic Oval Bokeh or an Anamorphic Bokeh & Flare/Streak Filter?

A: Yes, see our Flare / Streak Filter or our CineMorph and Anamorphic Bokeh filters HERE.
 

Q: What are some lenses that you would recommend for use with the Vintage Looks Filter on my DSLR?

A:  We really like the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens. We are testing new combinations and variables often.

 

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. The filters design allows you to remove the glass from the filter and still achieve the morphing (and optional flares).

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.


SHIPPING COSTS AND ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMES:

USA Orders - apprx 2 to 5 Days: Free (No charge for all US shipments) 

Please purchase the Express option here for faster US Shipping.

International 1st Class - apprx 1 to 3 weeks: $6 USD apprx

International Priority - apprx 1 to 3 weeks: $32 USD apprx

International Express - apprx 1 week or less: $58 USD apprx

*Please Note: These are apprx delivery time estimates and costs. Different regions around the world will vary. Accurate costs will be displayed at the checkout page here on our site.



 

A quick test of the Vintage Looks Filter on the Sony NEX 5N with the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens.

Playing around with the Vintage Looks Filter while at Desert Daze Festival 2014 in the California desert.