The Difference Between Anamorphic And Spherical Lenses Explained

Posted by: Epic84 Category: News Comments: 0 Post Date: September 9, 2020

When it comes to choosing lenses for a film the first decision to be made is between anamorphic and spherical lenses. Both types of lenses produce different image characteristics and have different practical constraints which must be considered. By going over the basics of anamorphic lenses, illustrating the differences between spherical and anamorphic glass and looking at examples of cinematography from popular films, I hope to provide some insight into why the lens a cinematographer chooses can have a profound impact on how the audience interprets a film.