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#1 derekcs



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

I've been watching some old widescreen films, and it kinda inspired me to experiment with anamorphic lenses. I've been trying to think through some of the issues and so far I see:

  • Finding an anamorphic lens to fit a DSLR. This one has been recommended to me.
  • Fitting the lens in a port compatible with the housing.
  • Manual focus and the minimal focusing distance.
  • Lighting. How much of the frame can be filled with strobe light given the distance?
  • Post-processing actually seems kinda straightforward for stills.

Anybody have any experience at all with any of this?

#2 bvanant


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 05:06 PM

I think it is going to be very tricky. On land you typically focus your prime lens then add the anamorphic, then refocus. That might be very tough underwater, but the idea is way cool. There are adapters that can be added to some lenses (vidatlantic) for about $50 or so, you might try that first. And there is an anamorphic lens for the Gopro


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 01:19 PM

Cool Project. I think you need to work with the dome port. You need to align it to the lens nodal point like with other lenses, but the lens is much wider in the horizontal than the vertical, so the dome must cater for that. I assume you should try to handle the widest as well as possible

#4 Atobit


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 06:34 AM

No experience underwater. The SLR Magic anamorphic lens is nice.
What camera body will you use?
On full frame you will need a minimum of 40mm lens.
Seems to be an exciting project.