CineMorph - Anamorphic Bokeh & Flare Filters
CineMorph - Anamorphic Bokeh & Flare Filters
Anamorphic lens looks, without using an Anamorphic lens. Anamorfake!
Stray from the look of modern clinical SLR lenses! The CineMorph filter creates a subtle effect that really stands apart from the crowd!
For optimal results, our CineMorph Anamorphic Looks filter is ideal for use on medium to tight focal lengths (50mm or tighter) with apertures speeds in the f0.95 to f2.8 range - what we call "Anamorphic Friendly SLR Lenses".
Some good examples are the Helios 58mm f2, Jupiter or Nikon 85mm f2, or 50mm or 55mm f1.4 lenses, etc. These are all sharp, mostly affordable lenses and a lot of fun for use both with and without anamorphic attachments and filters.
Our Flare/Streak filter is not as limiting and can pretty much work with any SLR lens! Find it HERE!
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.
We now offer a glass-less version. The less glass, the better!
Q: What is our Glass-less version? A: Many CineMorph filter users already remove the glass from their filters to lessen ghosting and light reflections. This is also helpful when the user wants to stack additional filters like Diopters, Neutral Density, Faders, Polarizers, etc.
The Anamorphic Looks effects/results are identical from both the Glass version and Glass-less versions.
- 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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Why use the CineMorph vs a real anamorphic lens? The CineMorph simply creates an anamorphic look quickly and easily without all the hassles of a real anamorphic setup. Sort of an Anamorfake or Anamorfaux approach.
While we’re the 1st to admit there’s nothing quite like a real anamorphic lens, the CineMorph filter comes close and has fooled even the biggest anamorphic lens experts. And no need for complicated setups.
The CineMorph filters will NOT stretch or squeeze to create an anamorphic image. It keeps the image at 16:9 and you can crop in post at any ratio you choose to your liking!
It mimics the stylistic charm of anamorphic lenses such as flares, streaks, and vertically stretched waterfall bokeh; our most favorite characteristic!
It's very easy to use and allows you to very easily pull/rack focus on your compatible SLR lenses, unlike real anamorphic combinations. This is a HUGE bonus as shooting with real anamorphic attachments requires you to focus both the anamorphic lens and the SLR lens making run-n-gun filming pretty much impossible.
This filter is great for when you need those selective shots that require focus-pulling or rack focusing.
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/when needed.
We recommend fast speed lenses (f0.95 to f2.8) and keeping the lenses wide open. The Flare/Streak Filters will not result in any light loss.
And just like a real Anamorphic attachment lens, these filters are meant for use on prime (non-zoom) SLR and or Cinema lenses, ideally with smaller front diameters. For cropped sensor cameras like the Canon 7D, Panasonic GH4, GH5, etc. we recommend using 45mm or tighter focal length lenses.
For use on full-frame cameras like the 5D, 6D, D810, D750 and Leica cameras we recommend 55mm or 58mm and tighter focal length lenses.
Our filters are stackable! All of our filter's back-end size matches the front-end size, so you can add Fader, Polarizer and or ND filters if / when needed.
Also, wide-Angle Converters stacked in front of the CineMorph will allow you to achieve a wider field of view if/when needed.
A few recommended camera and lens combinations for use with the CineMorph Anamorphic Looks Filters:
- For Crop sensor cameras (Canon t3i, 7D, Nikon D90, Sony NEX, Panasonic GH4, Black Magic Cameras, etc.) use a standard 50mm f1.8 lens or tighter focal length.
- For Full Frame sensor cameras (Canon 5D, 6D or Nikon D810, D750, etc.) use a fun and affordable Helios 58mm f2.0 lens or tighter focal length like an 85mm f2.0 lens. Also a lens like the Asahi 55mm f1.8 Takumar M42 mount lenses will also work on full frame cameras. Some 50mm (f0.95 to f2.0) lenses will work with the CineMorph filter on full frame cameras.
Converters for mounting older Russian, Japanese and Nikon lenses onto various cameras can be found easily and affordably on ebay, amazon and other camera shops. Look for M42 to EOS or Nikon to EOS converters when searching for the correct converter ring.
Some zoom lenses will work but they'll need to have smaller fronts. For example, the Canon 70mm-200mm lens on the Full Frame Canon 5D will NOT work with the CineMorph filter at ranges wider than approx 150mm 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, 58mm f2, 85mm f2, 100mm f2.8, 135mm f2.8 have given some of the very best results.
These types of older lenses are fun, sharp, well built and much more affordable than newer modern 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.
You will simply need Converter Rings. Nikon to EOS, FD to EOS, or for the Russian and Japanese lenses an M42 to EOS converter ring. They're found very affordably on ebay, amazon or in other shops.
The wider the focal length (with camera sensor crop factor included), the shorter the flare/streak length will be.
Q: Is it normal to see a line through the Bokeh shapes in the final image? And is it normal to not always have perfectly shaped bokeh?
A: Yes, many high-end flare and streak filters costing $600-$1200 also visibly show lines running through the bokeh in the final imagery. And yes, real anamorphic lenses also don't always achieve perfectly shaped oval bokeh due to variables such as using closed down aperture speeds or pairing smaller SLR lenses with larger anamorphic attachments.
Q: What's new in 2017? What's different?!
A: We began making CineMorph filters in 2010 as a low cost alternative as well as a complimentary device to real anamorphic lenses (that were often out of reach cost-wise for the average filmmaker and photographer).
In 2017 we began producing our filters with a new design so that it's more than just a bokeh morphing tool or a flaring/streaking device. It's an all-in-one easy to use filter with a new fresh aesthetic. The CineMorph filters can now be used with most 50mm lenses on full frame sensor cameras. And the flares and streaks rival that of $600+ filters.
If you purchased a filter prior to December 2016 and would like to have your filter updated you can purchase a low cost upgrade kit by clicking HERE
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 / reflections?
A. In certain lighting conditions (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 notches. 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.
We now offer a glass-less version in the options avialable above.
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Before and After CineMorph Filter images on the full frame Canon 5D. Thanks to Filip Filkovic Philatz - facebook.com/FilipFilkovicPhilatz
CineMorph sample and user videos.