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Cine Gear: P+S Technik Technovision Classic 1.5X Anamorphic Lenses

1.5X Anamorphic means getting an anamorphic image out of a 16:9 sized sensor

Anamorphic. The look. The “texture.” There are times when you cannot replicate what an anamorphic lens can deliver. The more clinically sharp digital cameras become the more cinematographers will mess with the image to deliver something unique and dripping with character. This is where the P+S Technik Technovision Classic 1.5X Anamorphic lenses thrive, delivering huge amounts of cinematic character. Plus, they have two reasonably priced anamorphic zooms to match with their prime lenses.

Here is what P+S Technik writes about their lenses. The TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X series of anamorphic lenses are available in two different zoom sizes as well as our newly announced TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X Prime series made up of a 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 135mm focal length.The TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X anamorphic lenses are ideal for 16:9 image sensor capture by making use of the whole sensor. This benefits the filmmaker in capturing the best possible digital negative with the least necessary cropping, if any, in post production. In other words, you get an anamorphic image into a 16:9 frame with all the inherent benefits of the anamorphic look.

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Anamorphic Character

The CS refers to Cinemascope which is an old classic wide screen anamorphic presentation. We use our CS to describe a wide screen anamorphic lens for use in 16:9 which includes all the classic properties associated with front based anamorphics such as unique bokeh, nicely formed flares, pincushion distortion, shallower depth of field and a superior wide angle of view.

Anamorphic origination has made a huge comeback and our unique TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X anamorphic series are meeting this demand, says the founder of P+S TECHNIK, Alfred Piffl. The TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X series of anamorphic zooms and primes lenses are a competitively priced investment for today and tomorrow.

Anamorphic
There is a switch on the 40-70 to help cinematographers keep the image circle over the entire Large Format Sensor. You can see here, we didn’t have the switch turned on.

Future Proof

P+S TechnikAll of the TECHNOVISION Classic series of 1.5X anamorphic zooms and primes feature outstanding optical performance and engineering, along with a large image circle. This means your lenses are ready for both Super35mm and for use with emerging larger sensors. This large image circle means it will more than cover the most common image sensors today at all focal ranges with no vignetting. In fact, at the zoom’s 70mm focal range you can completely cover the Arri 65 camera image sensor. The TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X series of lenses come standard in PL mount with options for a variety of other standards with our innovative IMS – Interchangeable Mount System.


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Brian Hallett, is an award winning cameraman, editor, and producer. He has shot everything from Network broadcast news, promotional image campaigns, music videos, short films, and documentaries. Check out his reel at hallett-brian.com

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