Kowa Evolution Anamorphic 6 Lens Set
This package includes:
- (1) 32mm Kowa Evolution 2x Anamorphic T2.4
- (1) 40mm Kowa Evolution 2x Anamorphic T2.4
- (1) 50mm Kowa Evolution 2x Anamorphic T2.4
- (1) 75mm Kowa Evolution 2x Anamorphic T2.5
- (1) 100mm Kowa Evolution 2x Anamorphic T3.2
- (1) 135mm Kowa Evolution 2x Anamorphic T3.5
Front Diameter: All lenses are 80mm Front Diamater except the 32mm at 110mm Front Diameter.
The Evolution 2X anamorphic lenses are based on the original optical designs of the vintage and rare Kowa Anamorphics and the P+S TECHNIK lens rehousing. The original KOWA Anamorphic prime lenses were produced until the 1970's and four different primes were available: 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm. A 32mm and 135mm were designed and manufactured to add more versatility to the already popular set.
The look and bokeh of the Evolution 2X lenses match the genuine anamorphic look of the original KOWA Anamorphic lenses. The optical design of the Evolution 2X lenses is based on their original optical design and the front anamorphic principles. They are low in contrast and warm in color and can be made to flare.
The lenses are built in a compact, lightweight housing with modern cam driven internal focus mechanics. The focus throw has changed significantly compared to the originals. The Evolution lenses offer a 200° angle on the focus ring and a 100° on the aperture ring. The mod 0.8 gears are in the same position of the gear rings throughout the set which integrates them well into a modern production environment.
The 80mm front diameter is perfect for the use of a clip-on matte box and a 77mm thread was added for screw-in filters. That makes the Evolution 2X ideal anamorphic lenses for handheld, Steadicam, Gimbal or drone camera work.