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Anamorphic Lenses and Widescreen Cinematic Imagery (B&H)

"Anamorphic lenses are a runaway favorite among cinematographers for the unique characteristics they bring to moving images." So how do they work?

“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.

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