Anamorphic on a Budget – Century Optics 16:9 Ratio Converter

July 11, 2015

In this episode I talk about one of the cheapest anamorphics out there, great for starters and a very cheap lens to have around. The Century Optics is one of the more modern adapters, developed for the DV market. Suggestions are always welcome in the comments below! :)


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  • TFerradans. · Anamorphic Chop Shop – Modding the Century Optics Bayonet. July 18, 2015 at 2:34 am

    […] explained in the Century review, you can use an 82-72 or 77-72mm step down ring with electrical tape to create front threads, and […]

  • TFerradans. · Anamorphic on a Budget – SLR Magic Ep 01 – Anamorphot 1.33x-50 December 6, 2015 at 8:31 am

    […] Anamorphot came out, I didn’t see a point to it. It seemed like a double focus, oversized Century Optics adapter, for twice the price. Almost two years passed before I had the chance to actually see the lens with […]

  • TFerradans. · Anamorphic on a Budget – Isco Wide-Screen 2000 MC February 28, 2016 at 8:36 am

    […] OVERVIEW Well, hello there friends and family, Tito Ferradans tuning in! Anamorphic on a Budget keeps going on 2016, starting off with this Isco Wide-Screen 2000. It’s one of the few members of the Isco anamorphic family not yet reviewed. Following its predecessors’ pattern, the Wide-Screen 2000 doesn’t let down in terms of performance. With a desirable stretch factor of 1.5x and an even more desirable compact, lightweight (225g) and solid build, this is probably the best fixed focus (focus through) anamorphic adapter out there. Focus is fixed from 4m to infinity. Getting close focus shots without diopters is gonna seriously cripple image quality. All focus adjustments are done using the taking lens’ focus ring, exactly like the Century Optics. […]

  • TFerradans. · Anamorphic on a Budget – Iscomorphot 8/1.5x June 19, 2016 at 8:31 am

    […] completely different from what you usually get by using focus through adapters such as the Century Optics. Also, it’s a good change for the Isco lenses because they usually don’t […]

  • TFerradans. · Anamorphic Chop Shop – Flipping the Century Optics August 7, 2016 at 8:34 am

    […] to business, if you have ever considered getting a small Century Optics, there’s a great chance you came across one – or more – posts by people claiming […]

  • TFerradans. · Buying Your First Anamorphic Lens August 15, 2016 at 8:39 am

    […] The Century is the cheap alternative to the Panasonic. With the same focus-through handling, you focus using the taking lens. Glass is not as great, but its compactness brings the advantage of being easily modified to hold diopters. Some of the older Centuries come in non-standard mounts, so you need to do some modding, but that’s also easy. It still goes very wide, at 35mm for Full Frame and has awesome blue flares. Optical downsides are the same as the Panny’s: softness around the edges, lower f-stops on the taking lens and challenging close focus. If you want more info, check the Century’s in-depth review! […]