Introducing KOWA Anamorphic!
We are very very excited to announce the latest addition to our arsenal of glass: a 4 lens set of KOWA Prominar Anamorphic lenses. These 2x squeeze lenses are the highly sought-after Japanese cinema lenses of the 1970's (Not the Kowa-branded Iscorama anamorphic projector lenses popular with the DSLR crowd). They've been completely re-furbished and re-housed and are ready to turn your images into 2.39:1 cinemascope goodness.
The set consists of:
Keep in mind that Anamorphic mode is currently enabled on the Alexa, Red 1, and Epic in 5k mode only. For other Epic resolutions (2k etc) and for shooting Anamorphic on Scarlet you'll need to do a little work-around. However, after extensive tests we've worked out the kinks of a bullet-proof method to shoot Anamorphic on these cameras.
Contact us to schedule a test at our office if you'd like to try them out, or see some of the extensive Anamorphic comparison tests shot by DOP Michael Yaroshevsky on Epic, D-21 and 35mm.
Here's an example of the Kowa's at work on the EPIC. Shot by DOP Gab BT and produced by our friends at Antler Films.