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  1. #1 Letus Anamorphx Adapters on Monstro? 
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    Hello all, contemplating on getting one of these to shoot anamorphic specific projects over here.

    https://www.letus35.com/letus-anamor...-1-8x-adapter/

    The reason I'm going with adapters is that I don't have the budget for a proper lens kit, and there are no anamorphic rentals over here. With total closure of borders with HK rental is impossible from there.

    Any specific settings? Should I get the 1.8X or the 1.3X one? What are the main issues or drawmbacks of using these with conventional primes?
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    Diving into the anamorphic options on the Monstro I'm getting a bit confused. Does " Filter" with 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x means monitoring desqueeze? It does seem to have a direct influence on the pixel amount and aspect ratio on the recording.

    Sorry about these probably idiotic questions but I'm a fish out of water in this, completely...
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    I actually did a test recently that I haven't published yet where I used the 1.8x against the orions. The glass is great but the housing needs some work, I was going to see if I could develop a single focus solution before all thei Covid stuff hit. First thing to note is the 1.8x is actually a 1.66x squeeze, and there's no practical was to do it in camera as reds only support 1.25, 1.33, and 2.0 right now. The "1.8x" is sharper than the orions (I tested with otus though) and the flare is orange instead of blue, but obviously the dual focus nature of the housing makes it challenging to use.
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    Also to note I tested these out with helium, and while it covered on the 55 and 85, the 28mm requires a slight crop to fully cover the 8K 4:3 S35 helium sensor size, so be prepared to crop in a bit on monstro
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    That Aivascope looks really beautiful (as your footage). At last there is a good all-in-one anamorphic adapter.
    I'm interested !

    At 2250, it's not cheap but it definitely looks better than the Letus and any of the competition.

    Though I'm not sure it is good enough to use on full frame camera. The borders are really distorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    How wide can you go with full height Dragon 6k, Bob? 24mm? 20mm? What are the requirements of the taking lens?

    (Also, I presume it's single focus?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    How wide can you go with full height Dragon 6k, Bob? 24mm? 20mm? What are the requirements of the taking lens?

    (Also, I presume it's single focus?)
    The adapter is designed for full frame. At full frame 50mm is the widest. On Red 6K Dragon I can use 35mm in 6KHD mode. And yes its single focus and small. :)

    35mm test:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    The adapter is designed for full frame. At full frame 50mm is the widest. On Red 6K Dragon I can use 35mm in 6KHD mode. And yes its single focus and small. :)

    35mm test:

    Wow designed for full frame? Nice. Thanks Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    The adapter is designed for full frame. At full frame 50mm is the widest. On Red 6K Dragon I can use 35mm in 6KHD mode. And yes its single focus and small. :)

    35mm test:

    Nice!!

    What about 6k 3:2... De-squeezed to 2.25:1 (7128x3160) and cropped to 2.35 (7128x3033) would be pretty awesome. Think you could get to 24mm (aka ~16mm FOV with a 1.5x squeeze)?
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