Letus has announced a 1.33x anamorphic adapter of its own in a bid to compete against SLR Magic, which has recently launched its own video-centric accessory.
There are lot of popular third-party accessory makers that have a goal of improving digital cameras, turning them into even more useful products. SLR Magic and Metabones are just two examples, but there are lots more where these come from. Either way, the former has just announced a 1.33x anamorphic adapter to make a videographer’s life better. However, it will not be easy for the company as Letus is joining this battle.
Letus 1.33x anamorphic adapter is almost ready to be released
The anamorphic format is quite common in videography. It refers to squeezing footage in order to give a certain aspect ratio. SLR Magic has seen this as an opportunity, as the anamorphic widescreen is quite popular among cinematographers and now Letus is here as well.
The adapter is not ready yet, but its preliminary specs have been revealed and it is unlikely that something will change, as the company is only tweaking the product, in order to improve video quality.
Letus reveals the specs list of its 1.33x anamorphic adapter
The Letus 1.33x anamorphic adapter will be compatible with both zoom and prime lenses. It will support high-resolution video recording, including at 2K resolution, on “most” optics.
It can focus with 0.8mm equipment and it comes packed with a trio of focusing positions, such as Close, Mid, and Focus. However, users will be able to fine-tune the adapter, if they find it necessary.
As its name is suggesting, it will provide a 1.33x squeezing, meaning that 16:9 video camcorders will finally support the 2.39:1 format.
Expect the adapter to be released in October or November
Letus 1.33x anamorphic adapter’s construction includes an aluminum housing, as well as 1/4-20 3/8-16 mount points. The product will be multi-coated, which means that image quality will be improved but the infamous flaring will still be there.
It appears that a single-coated model is being planned, too. Although it might not offer the same quality, its ability to provide flare will be greatly increased.
As for the price, it seems like the accessory will retail for about $1,700, which is a lot less than the cost of anamorphic lenses. Shipping is expected to begin in October or November, so this is not such a long wait after all.