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  1. #1 1.33x Anamorphot bokeh 
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    Hey guys,

    I've been testing a 1.33x SLR Magic anamorphot just so that I can see how close it gets to the anamorphic look. I'm shooting 16:9 with 1.33x desqueeze in the UM 4.6k, but the bokeh is stretching horizontally instead of vertically. I have the adapter aligned and the image is perfectly normal, except for the bokeh (which is hardly oval at all)...

    Any ideas?

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    Ok, after reading about it, apparently the slr magic anamorphot doesn't do the oval bokeh. A shame...

    Anyone knows of a good adapter that gives that sweet anamorphic distortion and the oval bokeh?

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    You won't get it with a 16:9 sensor and a 1.33x anamorphic converter. The oval bokeh comes from a 4:3 sensor (or film gate) and a 2x converter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catscratch View Post
    You won't get it with a 16:9 sensor and a 1.33x anamorphic converter. The oval bokeh comes from a 4:3 sensor (or film gate) and a 2x converter.
    Yes, I thought so. The Ursa Mini has a 3k anamorphic for 2x desqueeze. Maybe the slrmagic anamorphot 2x?
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    It's still a 16:9 sensor. I don't know if the Ursa mini provides a 4:3 crop but you won't get the full resolution advantage that comes with full frame 4:3 and 2x anamorphic lens. You're probably better off going down the anamorphake road if oval bokeh is your major concern.
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    The ursa mini has a 4:3 crop option for anamorphic, and works great.

    Best way to capture that anamorphic look you describe is to get a 2x anamorphic lens imo. I really don't like those SLR anamorphot lenses. Ugly flares, and soft.
    You could either rent, or go for the DIY route. For my own personal little projects I have a Leica-r 50mm taking lens / Kowa 16H scope / Rectilux hardcore DNA as single focus system and it's giving me lovely results!

    And you really don't need a 4:3 sensor for a 2x anamorphic. I got no problems shooting anamorphic on my Arri amira, I'll just shoot 3.2K 16:9 and crop off the side's in post. I monitor with a smallhd so I can see a cropped image. Not Ideal, but it work fine.
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    Yes, but again in either case you lose resolution, which I would rank as a higher priority than oval bokeh.
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    Anamorphic is not only about oval bokeh. It depends on what anamorphic lens you use, but it has a certain characteristic you can't get with spherical lenses. You love it or hate it.
    Theres still plenty of resolution! Last week I watched a screening in a theather with some of my arri amira and anamorphics, looked great!
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    https://vimeo.com/358683692 Atlas 2x lenses

    https://vimeo.com/328850481 Cooke 2x anamorphic lenses

    I shot these idle tests both with my Ursa mini pro G1.

    Looks good to me. Resolution isn't everything...and the 3k upscales to 4k just fine.
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    Yeah, my search for an anamorphic adapter is mainly to get the typical anamorphic distortion. Oval bokeh and flares are a cool bonus. But my camera is Ef so I need an adapter or projection lens. Any suggestions for an affordable 2x adapter? The Kowa seems hard to find.
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