Few things say “Epic” better than a brilliant widescreen aspect ratio with a beautiful anamorphic flare streaking across it. The anamorphic look, and it’s unique characteristics might have been the product of an earlier time in the history of film, but today’s audiences associate the images it creates with a high-end, big-budget, filmmaking aesthetic more than anything else.
The problem is, compared to spherical lenses, there really aren’t a lot of great options out there. Sure, the Kowa anamorphics get you that look, and have lots of interesting flaws, but their vintage look is also their weak link. If you want crisp modern images that fully take advantage of today’s ultra high-res sensors, you need the Master Anamorphics.
We’re very excited to share with our clients a brand new set of Arri / Zeiss master anamorphics. 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm. These beautiful pieces of german engineering feature zero distortion, amazing sharpness, characteristic anamorphic depth of image, and subtle but gorgeous flares. Their small (relatively speaking) size and excellent color clarity and contrast make them the single best choice today.
Check out our comprehensive video for a full run down on these lenses and plenty of footage samples. I think you’ll agree, they are hands down the best anamorphic glass you can rent anywhere.
And as per usual with Brainbox, you can rent them here for less than anywhere else. It’s just what we do. We love to put the best tools into the hands of the new generation of filmmakers and producers.