We first got here throughout the Vazen 40mm 1.8x Anamorphic for M43 cameras at Cinegear and now DOP Michael Della Polla has launched a brief movie shot on the Z Cam E2 with the lens.

Along with utilizing the Z Cam E2, Michael was utilizing a DJI Ronin 2, a Portkeys BM5 monitor, the Accsoon CINE EYE wi-fi system, a Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom Pola+ Matte Box, and a PD Movie wireless follow focus system.

  • Vazen 40mm 1.8x Anamorphic & Z Cam E2 short film
  • Vazen 40mm 1.8x Anamorphic & Z Cam E2 short film
  • Vazen 40mm 1.8x Anamorphic & Z Cam E2 short film
  • Vazen 40mm 1.8x Anamorphic & Z Cam E2 short film
  • Vazen 40mm 1.8x Anamorphic & Z Cam E2 short film
  • Vazen 40mm 1.8x Anamorphic & Z Cam E2 short film
  • Vazen 40mm 1.8x Anamorphic & Z Cam E2 short film

Most of the footage was captured at T2.8. Overall Michael and the crew have been very impressed with the Vazen lenses.

Vazen Anamorphics

The 1.8x squeeze of the Vazen anamorphic produces a 2.39:1 side ratio when used with 4:3 M43 sensors just like the Panasonic GH5 and Z-cam E2. The lens contains a T2 aperture and a MOD is 2.7′.

KEY FEATURES

  • Focal Length: 40mm
  • Min. Focus: 2.7’ (0.82m)
  • T-stop vary: T/2 – T/16
  • Front Diameter: 110mm
  • Weight: 3.97 lbs (1.8kg)
  • Dimensions: 4.33” x 6.89” (110 x 175mm)
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds M43

The lens has a entrance anamorphic design, and Vazen claims that the lens has buttery clean oval bokeh, signature blue horizontal flare and offers customers that widescreen cinematic look.

The VZ anamorphic prime is sort of giant and heavy for a Micro Four Thirds lens, it suggestions the scales at 1.8kg.

The lens has a 110mm entrance diameter to be used with a regular matte field and the aperture and focus rings are constructed with 0.8 mod cine gears. The focus throw is 300°.

Other focal lengths of the VZ primes are within the works. It’s anticipated that the 28mm and 65mm VZ 1.8x anamorphic primes will probably be launched later within the 12 months.

Price & Availability

The Vazen (VZ) 40mm t/2 1.8X Anamorphic Prime is now delivery for $3,250 USD.