Atlas Anamorphic (aka Atlas Orion Anamorphic) Primes with 2X front anamorphic design (40, 65, 100mm) are now available at MPS Studios! At the heart of Atlas Lens Co. Orion Series is a true Front Anamorphic Group. Orion Series lenses deliver the striking beauty of painterly waterfall bokeh, disproportionate breathing, and signature but controlled flare. These optical characteristics are now available as part of your cinematic storytelling toolkit with a mechanical functionality that won’t leave you feeling confounded by compromise.
Atlas Anamorphic (aka Atlas Orion Anamorphic) lenses are built to be a universal filmmaking tool – ready for the latest Digital Cinema PL mount cameras like ARRI ALEXA or Red DSMC2, Canon Mount Cinema Cameras like the C300, or adapted Sony E Mount or Micro 4/3 cameras, and are even designed to accommodate the rotating mirror shutter of 35mm Motion Picture Film Cameras following ARRI PL Flange requirements. Whether your project requires you to shoot digital or film, the 65mm T2 has the coverage you need and boasts a larger than S35mm Image Circle. (Alexa Open Gate full height Coverage). Combined with the Atlas Extender, the Atlas Anamorphic lenses can also cover full frame sensors like the ALEXA MINI LF.
Focus has a deep 270° travel rotation. Cine pitch 0.8 mod gearing on both iris and Focus ring are spaced to allow simultaneous drive control, even when two motors are mounted on the same side of the lens.
Put simply, anamorphic lenses optically squeeze the image horizontally onto your recording medium to give you a wider field of view. The Atlas Orion Anamorphic Primes offer a cost-effective way to shoot anamorphic – generating an oval bokeh and controllable lens flares.
Why is Cinemascope Anamorphic shooting so special? It’s often difficult to put into words the feeling we are left with when watching something shot using Anamorphic lenses. One particularly unique feature of a true front Anamorphic Lens is that for a given focal length, you have the same vertical field of view as that of a spherical lens of the same focal length, but with twice the horizontal field of view (2X). In the example of a 65mm 2x Anamorphic Lens, you would have a 65mm vertical FOV with 32.5mm equivalent horizontal FOV.
In effect, you can capture a wide-angle image with the inherent shallow Depth of Field qualities of a telephoto prime lens. This optical property creates a unique sense of perspective magnification which generates depth in your images — at times feeling more epic than real life as we experience it!
Utilizing a sensor optimized for Anamorphic shooting (4:3 mode, Full Aperture 17.8mm sensor height) you can unlock the full Imaging potential of the Atlas Atlas Orion Anamorphic Lenses.
Atlas Anamorphic Rental Atlas Orion Anamorphic Rental has never been easier! Contact MPS Studios Dallas or Austin offices to book them for your next project!
About Atlas Anamorphic Lens Co: Atlas is a modern anamorphic cinema lensmaker on a mission to democratize cinema. Founded in 2016 by lead designer Forrest Schultz and cinematographer Dan Kanes, our vision is to build anamorphic lenses that are optically pleasing, mechanically robust, and available to meet the needs of modern cinematographers worldwide. Headquartered in Burbank, CA, we design and manufacture affordable, high-performance tools that deliver vintage aesthetics in modern mechanics. In forming Atlas Lens Co., we designed and built the lenses that we wanted to use for our own films. We hope you will join us in using the Orion Series to bring your vision to life.