Optics

Specialty Anamorphic Lenses

Specialty Anamorphic Lenses

In addition to the standard prime and zoom anamorphic lenses, Panavision® maintains a wide ranging inventory of specialty anamorphic lenses such as high speed, flare, portrait, macro, and telephoto lenses.  These specialized lenses provide additional creative options to cinematographers striving for a distinctive visual signature.

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Anamorphic Zooms

Anamorphic Zooms

Front Anamorphic Zooms - AWZ2 and ATZ

With the introduction of the Anamorphic Wide-Angle Zoom (the AWZ2) and Anamorphic Telephoto Zoom (the ATZ), Panavision® sent a clear signal of commitment to the next generation of anamorphic technology. These lenses represent a new standard of high-performance, compact anamorphic optics.

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E Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

E Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

Introduced in the 1980s, the Panavision® E Series Anamorphic Primes remain the first choice of anamorphic lenses for many cinematographers. Building on the success of the C Series, the E Series offers improved optical quality over their predecessors, with more sophisticated anti-reflection coatings, newer spherical components, and a refined optical formula with fewer aberrations.

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G Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

G Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

Introduced in 2007, G Series lenses are a successful marriage of the compact convenience of the C Series and the optical innovations of the Primo® AL series.

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About Anamorphic

Front view of an anamorphic lens

Anamorphic lenses contain a cylindrical optical element that compresses or “squeezes” the image horizontally which allows a wide screen image to be photographed onto a standard 35mm film frame. During projection, a similar type of lens “unsqueezes” the image, thereby creating a wide-screen image.

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