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    Im curious to know how I would go about shootin anamorphic with mirrorless cameras.

    Im looking into the Orion Anamorphic Series lenses (2x) crop
    Normally its done with a 4:3 sensor to get 2.35:1

    Is there a camera that can record 4:3 for anamorphic (now or in the future)?

    Cutting the sizes doesnt seem to be a great solution as youll be chopping off the parts where the anamorphics shine
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    Don't forget to take this in consideration...
    https://www.vantagefilm.com/file/ede...comparison.pdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cristian Mihai View Post
    Don't forget to take this in consideration...
    https://www.vantagefilm.com/file/ede...comparison.pdf
    Yup, that was something I was always curious about, what focal length is the same as a normal spherical lens.
    Thanks for that.
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    I think the GH5 can do what you want - not 100% though as I don't own one.

    If the budget is there for the Orions though, why shoot with a mirrorless?
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    It looks like the GH5 is your best option. You could pair it with SLR Magic Anamorphot-CINE lenses.

    With that said, does your project really require anamorphic?
    I appreciate how anamorphic maximizes your camera's resolution and yields an ultra wide aspect ratio, but I don't appreciate the extra cost for a look that most viewers couldn't discern from cropped footage shot with spherical lenses.

    With modern cameras oversampling 4K DCI or greater, I don't see a need for anamorphic from a resolution standpoint.

    You might like some of the characteristics of anamorphic, like elliptical bokeh and horizontal lens flares, but they can be faked in camera with spherical lenses.

    It's a lot cheaper to convincingly fake the Anamorphic look, so I would look into that before committing to shoot anamorphic.


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    Well its more then the elliptical bokeh and flares though. The desqueeze creates a interesting distortion that you cannot similate with moving images easily or at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaroid22 View Post
    Well its more then the elliptical bokeh and flares though. The desqueeze creates a interesting distortion that you cannot similate with moving images easily or at all.
    Yeah, Im interested in its characteristics. You cant fake it like that.
    I tried it out and its just meh.

    We use various cinema cameras (but they arent my personal cameras) so I was wondering if it would be possible on a mirrorless for smaller productions but still with those cinema quality lenses.
    Would rather invest in anamorphic than spherical cine lenses. Its my preference
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    You should have no problem with anamorphic on a mirrorless. It's not ideal per se, since the mirrorless sensors are so often under super 35. I like alot of the weird distortions you get on the edges of the anamorphic lens, which you will lose somewhat with the smaller sensor. I beieve the GH5 has an anamorphic 4;3 mode, and the Pocket 4K likely will have via a firmware update at some point.
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    You will probably also want to have a monitor on hand which has a De-Squeeze function.


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    GH5S has in-body de-squeeze so you can monitor it properly, don't know if the GH5 has it as well or not!


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