The Caldwell Chameleon Anamorphic lenses use a 1.79x squeeze ratio and have been designed to be used with digital sensors. The flare attribute are mentioned to be very harking back to basic anamorphic lenses.

They are often configured for each S35 and Full Body sensors

There may be each a Tremendous 35+ sequence and a Full Body Sequence out there. The lenses may be configured with completely different rear optical teams relying in your utility. The Tremendous 35+ Sequence can cowl Tremendous 35 + cameras, or be configured to cowl massive format cameras just like the RED MONSTRO, ARRI ALEXA LF, or the Sony VENICE. All 7 lenses within the sequence are uniform in dimension and have a minimal focus of two.5 toes. The Chameleons have a novel look and they’re claimed to embody the distinct aberrations one would count on from anamorphic lenses however with a delicate magnificence.

Why 1.8x?

Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus lenses

Most anamorphic lenses function a 2x squeeze ratio, however just lately now we have seen a development with lens producers providing anamorphic lenses with 1.5x and 1.8x squeeze ratios. Simply final 12 months, Cooke introduced the 1.8x Anamorphic/i Full Body Plus sequence. P&S Technik additionally introduced their TECHNOVISION Basic 1.5X sequence of anamorphic lenses.

So why 1.8x?  At 2x you’ll lose too many pixels, and at 1.6x (the right ratio to make use of each pixel) you’ll not get sufficient of the anamorphic character. Utilizing a 1.8x squeeze offers the picture a higher anamorphic really feel on the side ratio of two.40:1 while capturing 90% of the pixels, subsequently retaining this format properly inside trade decision requirements. As a result of the Chameleons may be configured to cowl the complete nonetheless body of 24 x 36, you possibly can elect to make use of 100% of the pixels which is able to end in a facet ratio of two.70:1.

What cameras truly help 1.8x anamorphic lenses? The ARRI ALEXA LF already helps 1.8x de-squeeze and Sony have already mentioned that the VENICE will help the 1.8x de-squeeze within the Model 3.o firmware replace. The Kinefinity MAVO LF helps 1.75x, however I’m pretty positive a 1.8X de-squeeze may very well be added.

Caldwell Chameleon Anamorphic lenses

Tremendous 35+ Sequence

Caldwell Chameleon 1.79x Anamorphic Lenses

The Tremendous 35+ Sequence Anamorphic lenses will are available focal lengths of 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 75mm, 100mm, and 150mm. The 32,50 and 100mm will probably be out there in June this 12 months, whereas the opposite focal lengths received’t grow to be out there until 2020.

The 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, and 70mm are all T2, whereas the 100m is T2.6, and the 150mm is T4. All of the lenses have a entrance diameter of 114mm and are solely out there in PL mount.

The Tremendous 35+ Sequence will cowl a minimal picture circle of 33mm, and the precise picture protection will differ relying on the focal size.

Full Body Sequence

The Full Body Sequence will are available focal lengths of 48mm, 60mm, 75mm, 90mm, 112mm, 150mm, and 225mm.

The 48mm, 40mm, 60mm, 75mm, 90mm, and 112mm are all T3 whereas the 150mm is T4, and the 225mm is T6. All of the lenses have a entrance diameter of 114mm and are solely out there in PL mount. They are going to all cowl a minimal picture circle of 50mm, and the precise picture protection will differ relying on the focal size.

Conversion Package

A conversion package will probably be out there that may convert the Tremendous35+ Sequence to the Full Body Sequence. These kits embody optics, focal size plaques, and focus and aperture rings.


These are usually not what you’ll name “Reasonably priced” lenses. The Tremendous 35+ Sequence will price £22,750 per lens (EX VAT), and the Full Body Sequence will probably be £24,950 per lens (EX VAT). The Conversion Package is £2,850 per lens (EX VAT).