At the heart of Atlas Lens Co. Orion Series is a true Front Anamorphic Group. Orion Series lenses deliver the striking beauty of painterly waterfall bokeh, disproportionate breathing, and signature but controlled flare. These optical characteristics are now available as part of your cinematic storytelling toolkit with a mechanical functionality that won’t leave you feeling confounded by compromise.
Orion Series Anamorphic Lenses are built to be a universal filmmaking tool – ready for the latest Digital Cinema PL mount cameras like Arri Alexa or Red DSMC2, Canon Mount Cinema Cameras like the C300, or adapted Sony E Mount or Micro 4/3 cameras, and are even designed to accommodate the rotating mirror shutter of 35mm Motion Picture Film Cameras following Arri PL Flange requirements. Whether your project requires you to shoot digital or film, the 65mm T2 has the coverage you need and boasts a larger than S35mm Image Circle. (Alexa Open Gate full height Coverage)
Why is Cinemascope Anamorphic shooting so special? It’s often difficult to put into words the feeling we are left with when watching something shot using Anamorphic lenses. One particularly unique feature of a true front Anamorphic Lens is that for a given focal length, you have the same vertical field of view as that of a spherical lens of the same focal length, but with twice the horizontal field of view (2X). In the example of a 65mm 2x Anamorphic Lens, you would have a 65mm vertical FOV with 32.5mm equivalent horizontal FOV.
In effect, you can capture a wide-angle image with the inherent shallow Depth of Field qualities of a telephoto prime lens. This optical property creates a unique sense of perspective magnification which generates depth in your images — at times feeling more epic than real life as we experience it!
Utilizing a sensor optimized for Anamorphic shooting (4:3 mode, Full Aperture 17.8mm sensor height) you can unlock the full Imaging potential of the Orion Series Anamorphic Lenses.