Vazen, a new cinema lens brand based in China, has announced a 28mm T/2.2 1.8x anamorphic lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The new Vazen lens follows the 40mm T/2 launched last year and will be part of a series that will eventually be completed by a 65mm, which is due for release in a few months.
The Vazen 28mm T2.2 cine lens weighs just 0.72kg and features a close focusing distance of 2.7 inches and a 77mm front filter thread. Vazen says it chose to adopt a much more complicated 1.8x squeeze design instead of the 1.33x as it creates a much more cinematic look.
The 1.8x also produces a cinematic widescreen 2.39:1 aspect ratio to your image when filming with 4:3 ratio sensors such as the Panasonic GH5.
It also works with the new 2.8k anamorphic mode on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
The Vazen 28mm T/2.2 price tag will be $3,250 and is available now from Vazen’s website.