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has anyone used an anamorphic lens on any dv camera to achieve wide screen as opposed to electronic squeeze which i understand uses only 75% of the ccd area. or does anyone know where i can buy an anamorphic lens for a dv camera?

thanks in advance derek

-- derek hobbs (, June 10, 1999


Try for the answer to your second question.

-- Michael Gwincinski (, June 17, 1999.

The Century lens is around $800.00. Sounds great if you can afford it. I just bought a 16:9 lens from a guy who acquired several from a dealer in Japan. It's an off-brand model lens but the glass is supposed to be really nice and I only paid $325.00. Write me if you're interested in hearing about my results.

John Brune

-- John Brune (, October 27, 1999.

I just shot my latest short on DV with an animorphic lens. The results are breathtaking! being a photographer by trade I was able to capture cinematic style shots. The problem is that you need to somehow attach the big bulky lens to a camera that is almost half the weight. and then trying to squeeze it into the correct aspect in post has it's tricks. Personally though, my next film I'm just going to shoot with a wide angle lens and chop the top and bottom. It might not look as good to the trained eye, but if it's just going to remain on tape with no blow up... it's the best way to go imho.

-- Benno (, July 28, 2002.

I've bought recently an anamorphic lens from Optex - - and I'm fully satisfied. That's much better then the electronic squeeze, that's a true wide image. I have a Sony VX-1000. Optex sells periodically used lens in excellent condition; that was my case. Look at

-- Josť Carlos Callixto (, September 21, 2002.

I have an anamorphic lens for sale if anyone is intrested?

It's from FILMS INCORPORATED KEIHAN opt. CO. I'll let it go for a mere 200.00 US dollars


-- Doug Agard (, April 06, 2003.

This is for Doug at digitalfluid.

Could you give me the specs"? I'm interested in the lens. I'm in hte LA area.


-- Kerry Feltham (, November 24, 2003.

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