SLR Magic Variable ND filter (52mm rear thread 62mm front)

Product Code: SLR-52VNDII
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Creating a widescreen 2.35:1 image using a camera with a 16:9 (1.78:1) sensor requires you to either crop the image or use an anamorphic lens attachment such as the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33X - 50 Anamorphic Lens Attachment. The SLR Magic adapter features a 1.33x anamorphic element that allows you to use the your cameras entire 16:9 sensor to get a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, as opposed to throwing away information by cropping the 16:9 sensor to achieve an image with a 2.35:1 ratio. Cropping an image causes a loss in resolution, but the Anamorphot 1.33x - 50 is actually squeezing more information onto your sensor. This does result in your recorded footage having the classic tall/thin squeezed image. However, this is easily expanded to a 2.35:1 aspect ratio in most NLE systems, and cameras with variable display adjustments allows you to stretch your image in the viewfinder.

The Anamorphot mounts onto your taking lens and features three locking screws that you tighten to secure the adapter once you have aligned it on your taking lens. Please note you can only use the Anamorphot on lenses with a non-rotating front, otherwise the anamorphic effect will rotate as you change focus. The Anamorphot's native mounting thread size is 62mm and will mount directly to lenses that feature 62mm filter threading. The included three step-down rings allow you to mount the attachment on optional lenses with a 49, 52, or 58mm front thread. You can use the adapter on lenses that feature a front filter thread larger than 62mm by using optional step-up rings, however optimum results are not guaranteed, and SLR magic recommends using the adapter on lenses with a front element that is physically smaller than 50mm in diameter. The Anamorphot features a Normal/Near adjustment setting. SLR Magic recommends setting the adapter to Normal, and only adjusting the setting to Near when shooting objects closer than 6.5 feet.

Anamorphic Effect

The front mounted anamorphic attachment provides the classic anamorphic look and effect to your footage.
The Normal/Near adjustments ring allows you to fine-tune the focus of your lens for shooting subjects closer than 6.5 feet.
The Anamorphot can be fine tuned to exactly align the anamorphic effect horizontally.
The front of the Anamorphot features a 77mm filter thread.
Suggested Taking Lens Based on Sensor Size
  • 17-85mm focal length can be used for S16 sensor.
  • 20-85mm focal length can be used for MFT sensor.
  • 35-85mm focal length can be used for S35 and APS-C sensor.
  • 40-85mm focal length can be used for Full Frame sensor.

Note: These are recommendations only, and you should make your own judgement about what lens to use based on your observation and experience.
Recommended Maximum Aperture Values
  • f/2.8 for 20 to 50mm focal lengths
  • f/4.0 for 55 to 85mm focal lengths
  • f/5.6 for 90 to 135mm focal lengths
TypeAnamorphic Adapter
Lens MountNative: 62mm Thread
Included Adapters: 58, 52, 49mm
Magnification1.33x horizontal squeeze
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.)Depends on taking lens
Filter Size77mm
Weight13.4 oz / 380 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 4.7 x 4.6"


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