“What began as a tool and technique for capturing and projecting wider aspect ratios on 35mm film, anamorphic lenses are a runaway favorite among cinematographers for the unique characteristics they bring to moving images,” writes Justin Dise. “Ultra-wide rectangular aspect ratios, long horizontal lens flares, and oval bokeh (the out-of-focus areas of the image) now feel as much a part of the cinematic experience as a bucket of popcorn and a liter of soda.”
So how do anamorphic lenses work? To learn, click here.
- Read more at B&H’s Explora site: Anamorphic Lenses: The Key to Widescreen Cinematic Imagery