Vazen Announces the Worlds First 1.8x Anamorphic Prime Lens Designed for m43 Sensors

Vazen (VZ) 40mm t/2 1.8X Anamorphic Prime is the world’s first 1.8X anamorphic prime designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras with 4:3 sensors.

Characterized by its front anamorphic design, the VZ Anamorphic prime delivers a buttery smooth oval bokeh, signature blue horizontal flare, and the widescreen cinematic look. The 1.8x squeeze produces a cinematic 2.39:1 aspect ratio to your image when used with 4:3 M43 sensors like Panasonic GH5 and Z-cam E2. The lens features a fast t/2 aperture and 2.7” closest focusing design, the breathing is also well controlled.

Despite the rugged design, the VZ anamorphic prime is relatively compact and lightweight.

It was designed with the finest mechanical functionality to allow cinematographers to film with ease. The 110mm front diameter allows usage with standard matte box and the independent aperture and focus rings are built with 0.8mod cine gears. The focus flow is 300°.

Other focal lengths of the VZ primes are in the works. We expect a 28mm and 65mm VZ 1.8x anamorphic primes for M43 sensors to be launched later of the year.

Other M43 cameras like Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC 4k) can also be used.

Technical Specifications

Focal Length: 40mm
Min. Focus: 2.7’ (0.82m)
T-stop range: T/2 – T/16
Front Diameter: 110mm
Weight: 3.97 lbs (1.8kg)
Dimensions: 4.33”x6.89” (110 x 175mm)
Mount: Micro Four Thirds M43

Preorders are open, this lens costs $3,250.00 and delivery will start in the end of June.

More info on VZ website.

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