Lens producer Atlas Lens Co. has simply launched a teaser video for its upcoming Mercury Sequence of lenses. And for the reason that firm completely manufactures anamorphic glass, likelihood is that the upcoming collection may also be anamorphic, proper?
Atlas’ Orion collection of anamorphic prime lenses considerably construct a bridge between shopper anamorphic lenses and high-end lenses from ARRI, Cooke, and the likes. The Orion lenses are usually not low-cost, however their costs are nonetheless in a market phase the place potential homeowners/operators do their procuring. Take a look at our subject take a look at right here.
Hopefully, the now teased Mercury collection isn’t any completely different on this regard. Though we don’t know a lot, if something, concerning the upcoming collection, we are able to nonetheless hope and dream, proper?
Whereas Orion is a constellation, Mercury is far nearer to Earth, as it’s the smallest planet within the photo voltaic system and the closest to the solar (Wikipedia). Does this train us something by way of lenses? Effectively, in all probability not, however not less than you’ll be able to polish up your astronomical data a bit when you’re right here.
So, take a look at this (fairly brief) teaser from Atlas and make up your personal thoughts:
One factor I seen, is that regardless that the teaser is simply three pictures (one in all which is the emblem), it nonetheless incorporates completely different facet ratios, so perhaps that’s a clue of some kind? I doubt it is a coincidence, so there should be some form of consideration behind it.
The primary actual shot virtually has a 2:1 facet ratio, whereas the next close-up of the unusual gadget has a extra conventional 16:9 facet ratio. Moreover, the second shot exhibits a fairly respectable minimal focus distance (or it’s simply digitally cropped) and each pictures sport a fairly shallow depth of subject.
And there may be another factor to note: The entire teaser appears very classic, with plenty of grain and heat colours. So perhaps the Mercury collection is all a couple of classic, natural feel and look. Effectively, we’ll simply should be affected person a bit longer, because the video description states The wait is sort of over 09.01 🚀, which in all probability factors to an early September launch.
Or we simply witnessed Stranger Issues season 5, who is aware of…
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