Anamorphic lenses

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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REDISCOVERING THE B SERIES ANAMORPHIC LENSES

Cinematographer Bill Pope, ASC approached Panavision looking for anamorphic lenses that had flare and performance characteristics that would be different than what you might see with more modern anamorphic lenses.

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WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR "THE LONE RANGER"

Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Armie Hammer, "The Lone Ranger" will be in theaters July 3, 2013.  Watch the trailer below.

Directed by Gore Verbinski. Photographed by Bojan Bazelli with Panavision Platinums and anamorphic C & G series lenses

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"TOWER HEIST" TRAILER ONLINE

See the trailer for director Brett Ratner's Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Eddie Murphy, Tea Leoni and more.  Shot by Dante Spinotti, ASC, with Arricams, Anamorphic G-Series Lenses and Anamorphic Zooms.  
 
SUPPORTED BY PANAVISION NEW YORK
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PANAVISION'S SUMMER SIZZLE REEL

From superheroes to hangovers and bridesmaids to horrible bosses, Panavision is proud to have been a part of the slate of films that filled the movie theatres. According to Variety, franchise films were the most successful, fueling the record summer.

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