Vazen announces 135mm T2.8 1.8x Anamorphic lens, completing its full-frame trio

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Vazen has announced the 135mm T2.8 1.8x Anamorphic lens for full-frame EF/PL cameras. The 135mm lens completes a three-lens set, including 50mm T2.1 and 85mm T2.8 anamorphic lenses.

The Vazen 135mm T2.8 fully covers large-format cinema cameras like the Red Monstro, Red V-Raptor, Alexa LF, Kinefinity Mavo LF and Z-CAM E2-F8. Vazen promises ‘outstanding sharpness,’ even when shooting wide open, a feat it says isn’t matched by competing PL/EF anamorphic lenses with a similar squeeze ratio.

Despite its relatively long focal length, the new 135mm lens has the same focus and aperture position as the Vazen 85mm anamorphic lens, allowing easy lens switching on set. It also features the same 86mm filter thread. In total, the lens is 23.6cm (9.3″) long with a max diameter of 9.5cm (3.74″). The lens weighs 2kg (4.4 lbs).

The manual focus lens can focus as close as 1.52m (5′). The lens includes a focus ring with engraved focus distance markings and an aperture ring with full stops labeled. One-third stops are marked with hashes.

The Vazen 135mm T2.8 Anamorphic lens is available now for $8,000. This is the same price as the 50mm T2.1 and 85mm T2.8 lenses. However, you can purchase the 3-lens set in a specially made, proprietary hard case for $19,999. The hard case is also available separately for $300.

For additional information, visit Vazen’s website. If you’re interested in anamorphic lenses, it’s Vazen’s specialty. The Chinese lens maker also offers anamorphic lenses for other formats, including RF and Micro Four Thirds, including primes ranging from 28mm to 65mm, with prices starting at just over $3,000. To see the full Vazen lens lineup, click here.