This page showcases my Lomo anamorphic lenses.
These rare lenses produce a wide cinematic image, unique lens flare, oval bokeh and film-like quality commonly seen in big budget Hollywood films. Here are some images that bring out the classical anamorphic quality of these lenses:
For these Lomo anamorphic lenses in particular, they were produced during the time of the Soviet Union. They were highly regarded during that era and are the predecessors of modern-day anamorphic lenses such as Hawks.
With the advent of digital sensors. it is now possible to utilise these lenses with modern digital filmmaking technology using rare and special adapters for Micro 4/3 and NEX camera mounts.
Modern anamorphic lenses cost tens of thousands of US dollars. They are few in quantity and can also be quite expensive to rent.
You might ask yourself why anyone would use anamorphic lenses as opposed to traditional photography or cinema lenses. It is a subjective choice: Some may not care for the look.
But if you want to discern yourself from the largely mainstream filmmaking crowd - who use mainstream lenses - these anamorphic lenses will surely turn heads and give your production a very unique look and style.
The lenses I currently own are:
30mm T2.8 (35BAC12-4)
35mm T2.5 (BAS3510-2-01)
50mm T2 (35BAC22-2)