Anamorfake - Snapfocal Blog

When it comes to filmmaking, we always try to find new creative ways to vary the look of my pictures. It could be a new filter, or a different lens or camera, but it's about experimentation. 

In this article, I will teach you a little about some of the different filter types in the world of photography and their use in film making. 

Many of you may be familiar with the IronGlass Amber PL set. If you want to know more, here is some additional information about the lens set. There seems to be a lot of confusion about where to buy them and what they are for, but there is an option for two, either you buy an old anamorphic lens, restore it and fit it to the camera, or you can use the lens that was designed for you if you wanted to create a bespoke set based on the exact specifications. To do this, you need to disassemble your lens and add a few pieces and assemble them yourself. Check out the eBay page of Iron glass for what you need and where to buy a pre-made set of lenses for your lenses. 

If you want to know more about the lens, check out this review, and if you still can't decide and want to see more, check out the Tito Ferradans test video, which has a similar feature set to mine. You need some tape to mark the tape and an oval insert, which you can get on eBay. Once you have opened a few lenses, hold the set in your hand to make your life a little easier. 

The Helios 44-2 is a 58 mm f2.0 lens, which is supplied in the M42 bayonet version, has excellent bokeh properties in its unchanged form and can be opened quite easily without surgery. A big advantage is that when shooting with a real anamorphic attachment, like a SLR camera, you have to focus on what makes it a good choice for a wide angle lens. 

So you want to achieve the anamorphic look and make the film material more cinematic, but you don't have enough time to find an anamorphic adapter. The expensive option is to buy a new anamorphic lens, and it seems as if new ones are constantly coming out. There is still a demand from real filmmakers, but they are not finished yet, so we have to wait and see.

If you want to make your Soviet lenses even more unique, this mod makes perfect sense and is something essential if you want to use them, but not so much because of the cost. If not, consider the fact that the Lomo lens conversion and even the Cooke Speed Panchro conversion cost between $5 and $10k LOMO. In comparison, these lenses still feel like an absolute bargain, and they are still worth it. 

If you are proficient with compositing software, this is one of the best plug-ins and techniques available and offer an aesthetic like this. If you prefer horizontal blue light tracks, which are the result of a bright spot forming a light strip, this filter is suitable for you. Snapfocal's blue flare filter allows you to add a filter that is not as bright as the one on the Lomo lens, but visible to the naked eye, and control the direction of the light.

If you want a colored lens torch, you can dye your fishing line with a marker in the color of your choice or with a marker in the color of your choice. Sources: 3

Adding a tiny piece of fishing line to the screen creates a convincing anamorphic flare look. If you are flaring horizontally, there is one of several ways to apply a fine filament to open the apertures from top to bottom (the lens will still open), but it is worth trying. Another option is an oval aperture insert - shaped to transform the look of bokeh into an anamorphic look. With ovals, the trick is to take an ordinary lens and replace the round aperture (hexagonal or octagonal). 

You can use a metal polish to remove the anti-flare coating, or you can just add a flare filter and add an oval-shaped opening.