Vazen Unveils 40mm t/2 1.8X Anamorphic Prime Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Vazen has detailed its latest lens model. The new 40mm t/2 1.8X Anamorphic Prime is set to become the world's first lens of its type designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras with 4:3 sensors.
The lens features a front anamorphic design, and uses a 1.8x squeeze to create a 2.39:1 widescreen aspect ratio when used with 4:3 M43 sensors like those found on the Panasonic GH5, Z-cam E2, and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. In addition, the device provides a fast t/2 aperture and 2.7" minimum focusing distance. Likewise, the unit has been designed to offer smooth oval bokeh and signature blue horizontal flare.
The VZ 40mm t/2 1.8X Anamorphic Prime Lens is set to start shipping later this month for an MSRP of $3,250. 28mm and 65mm models are also in the works for release later this year, but pricing has not been announced yet.
Here's a full rundown of key specs per Vazen:
  • Focal Length: 40mm
  • Min. Focus: 2.7' (0.82m)
  • T-stop range: T/2 - T/16
  • Front Diameter: 110mm
  • Weight: 3.97 lbs (1.8kg)
  • Dimensions: 4.33"x6.89" (110 x 175mm)
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds M43
Source: Vazen via DP Review