For years I've tried to find some good deals on Anamorphic lenses or adapter to shoot video and photography with and I finally found a system that's affordable and easy to use. SLR Magic started making some pretty interesting anamorphic adapter and cinema lenses and it just made sense to go down that route. The Anamorphot-50 for full frame, and the Anamorphot-40 for APS-C and even the Anamorphot-40 compact are all modern designs that work very well if you can pair them with the right lens. This is my first impressions / review of the Anamorphot-40 1.33x with sample photo showing how I've used it for photography.
After collected more than a few lenses over the years and learning the hard way that some lenses can be great buys and others can be complete garbage, I wanted to report on my worst experience with a lens company and their lenses. So what lenses are good and what lenses are terrible?