It’s been a while since we last heard about SLR Magic’s anamorphic adapter for Micro Four Thirds, and now some video footage taken with a prototype version has emerged. The introspective short film takes place on the busy streets of Hong Kong’s most crowded neighborhood, Mong Kok. The footage was taken with a Panasonic GH2 camera at ISO 1600, and an SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 lens attached to the 1.33x ratio anamorphic adapter prototype. So far, the optics of the adapter are uncoated, thus the flare is extremely crazy in the sample footage. SLR Magic is still working on the coating.
As far as we can judge from the video, the image quality looks very promising. This is a pretty exciting development, and we can’t wait to see footage taken with the final production version of the adapter. The video is after the break.