Vazen has announced a new 85mm T2.8 1.8x anamorphic lens designed for use with PL and Canon EF mount cameras.
The new Vazen 85mm T2.8 claims to be the world’s lightest and smallest 1.8x anamorphic lens, weighing in at 1.49kg and measuring just 17.5cm. Vazen says its compact size means it can be easily balanced on gimbals and rigs.
The Vazen 85mm T2.8 features a front anamorphic design for smooth bokeh and a widescreen cinematic look. Its front diameter is a standard 95mm for matte box mounting, while the front filter thread is 86mm.
The lens also features a ultra-wide 50° horizontal field of view and the closest focusing distance is 3.8” from sensor.
The Vazen 85mm T2.8 lens’s price tag will be $8,000, with a release date set for late August.
Vazen, a new cinema lens maker from China, is also planning to release similar lenses in 55mm and 105mm focal lengths later in 2020. Vazen says those who purchase the new 85mm T2.8 will also get discounts on the other two lenses.