FLARE CHART

COMPARING 47 FLARES

About the Lens Flare Tests

One of the biggest draws to anamorphic lenses seem are the flares they produce. When running our flare tests, we turned off most of the lights in the studio so the flares could stand out as much as possible. We used an LED flashlight on its lowest setting at about 10 feet away from the camera. We made sure to hit the lenses from all four corners and in the center since the lenses react differently depending on the angle of the light source and where it is in the frame. 

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Angenieux Optimo 44-440mm T4.5 AS-2 Anamorphic Zoom

44mm at a T4.5

Angenieux 44mm T4.5

50mm at a T4.5

Angenieux 50mm T4.5

75mm at a T4.5

Angenieux 75mm T4.5

100mm at a T4.5

Angenieux 100mm T4.5

ARRI / Zeiss Master Anamorphic

35mm at a T4.0

50mm at a T4.0

75mm at a T4.0

100mm at a T4.0

Atlas Lens Co. Orion Series Anamorphic

65mm at a T4.0

Cineovision Anamorphic

25mm at a T4.0

35mm at a T4.0

50mm at a T4.0

85mm at a T4.0

Cooke Anamorphic /i Special Flare

32mm at a T4.0

50mm at a T4.0

75mm at a T4.0

100mm at a T4.0

Elite Anamorphic

25mm at a T4.0

40mm at a T4.0

50mm at a T4.0

75mm at a T4.0

100mm at a T4.0

Hawk V-Lite Vintage `74 Anamorphic

28mm at a T4.0

55mm at a T4.0

80mm at a T4.0

110mm at a T4.0

Iscorama Pre-36 Anamorphic Lens Adapter with Nikon AI Lens

50mm at a f4.0

85mm at a f4.0

105mm at a f4.0

Kowa Cine Prominar Anamorphic

32mm (40mm w.8x Converter) at a T4.0

40mm at a T4.0

50mm at a T4.0

75mm at a T4.0

100mm at a T4.0

Lomo Round-Front Anamorphic

35mm at a T4.0

50mm at a T4.0

75mm at a T4.0

100mm at a T4.0

P+S Technik 35-70mm T3.2 Cinemascope Zoom

35mm at a T4.0

50mm at a T4.0

70mm at a T4.0

Panavision Auto-Panatar Anamorphic

40mm at a T4.0

50mm at a T4.0

75mm at a T4.0

Todd AO Anamorphic and High-Speed Anamorphic

35mm at a T4.0

55mm at a T4.0

75mm at a T4.0

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