Laowa Nanomorph 1.5X Anamorphic Zoom Series (28-55mm / 50-100mm)

$2,999.00$5,799.00

Introducing the Nanomorph 1.5X Anamorphic Zoom Series, the most compact, versatile and lightweight anamorphic zoom series for S35 sensors.

The Series features a 28-55mm and a 50-100mm with a maximum aperture of T2.9, for Super 35 sensors. Averaging ~3.31 lbs (~1.5kg), the Nanomorph Zoom is a unique tool for cinematographers to create various cinematic zoom effects and shoot high-quality widescreen footage without compromising quality or flexibility.

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    (1=1pc, 2=2pcs/for a set)

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Own Your First Anamorphic Zoom!

Gone are the days when owning an anamorphic zoom lens seemed unattainable. In the past, these lenses were known for their heavyweight, limiting their versatility in usage. However, with the introduction of the Nanomorph Zoom, the game has changed.

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Now, the opportunity to own your very own front anamorphic zoom lens is within reach! Don't miss out on this chance to elevate your filmmaking capabilities and unlock new creative possibilities with the latest Nanomorph ZOOM!

 

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Revolutionary Compact Anamorphic Zoom

The Nanomorph Zooms are the first S35 front anamorphic zoom lens with affordable pricing. Incredibly compact, the lenses weigh just around 3.34lbs (1.5kg) and measuring 7" (18cm), much smaller than other S35 anamorphic zoom lenses and are great for easy portability. These two lenses can cover your wide range of shooting needs.

Say goodbye to heavy gear and embrace the convenience and versatility of the Nanomorph Zooms for all your shooting occasions!

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Up to 3.6X Zoom Range

The 28-55mm and 50-100mm lenses together provide a versatile zoom range of 3.6x, making them perfect for mounting on cars, gimbals, or steadicams to capture footage. One common frustration is constantly changing focal lengths between shots. However, with these zoom lenses covering a range from 28mm to 100mm, you can capture different perspectives and significantly reduce the time spent changing between lenses.

 

Parfocal Design

Nanomorph Zoom lenses maintain focus throughout the zoom range. Filmmakers can confidently adjust the focal length without worrying about focus shifts. Whether you’re capturing wide-angle vistas or tight close-ups, the Nanomorph Zoom ensures consistent sharpness. 

 

Super35+ Coverage

Nanomorph Zoom Series is designed to accommodate Super35+ sensors with its impressive Ø31.5mm image circle. Starting from 65mm, the lenses can also be utilized on full-frame cameras, although some slight vignetting may occur.

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Please click HERE for coverage test.

 

Maximum T2.9 Aperture

Nanomorph Zooms feature a maximum T2.9 aperture, providing excellent low-light performance and depth of field control, allowing you to shoot with high image quality even under challenging lighting situations.

 

 

Flattering Oval Bokeh

The T2.9 aperture also enables precise depth of field control, allowing filmmakers to isolate subjects and achieve a soft, natural-looking bokeh effect. The stretched bokeh effects also add a distinctive artistic touch to every movie you shoot with regards to a 1.5x squeeze ratio.

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Cinematic Flare Colors

Choose from elegant amber, classic sci-fi blue, or neutral silver flare to add a unique touch to your visuals.

Silver flare offers the unique capability to adapt the color of flare in response to both the light source's color and intensity. 

 

Constant 1.5X Squeeze Ratio

Our Nanomorph Zooms feature a consistent 1.5X squeeze ratio, making them the ideal companions for 16:9 sensors, which are widely prevalent in the market. In comparison to 1.33X anamorphic lenses available, our Nanomorph Zooms provide a significantly more pronounced anamorphic and cinematic aesthetic.

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It's important to note that opting for a 1.8X or 2X squeeze ratio would result in considerable lens size increase and wastage of image when paired with a 16:9 sensor.

 

 

Why Choose Anamorphic and Not Spherical Lenses?

Because it is cinematic! Everything you shoot can now be cinematic with a golden aspect widescreen ratio of 2.4:1. The expanded field of view also reveals additional details and information about the scene. 

While spherical lenses can provide a more realistic texture to your movies, it is still undeniable that anamorphic lenses can make them more visually intriguing and engaging due to the distortion, oval bokeh and flare.

 

Short Focusing Distance

With the Nanomorph Zoom's short closest focusing distance of up to 45cm (1'5") on the 28-55 Nano Zoom (working distance up to 8.46"/21.5cm), you can capture stunning close-up shots and effortlessly shoot in tight spaces. This feature opens up a world of creative possibilities, allowing you to bring your subjects to life with dramatic close-up details.

Whether you are shooting a product, capturing intricate textures, or adding depth to your storytelling, the Nanomorph Zoom's short focusing distance ensures that you can achieve the desired shot without any limitations. 

 

Various Mounts Available

The Nanomorph Zoom* comes in a default ARRI PL version, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of professional cinema cameras.  Optional mount bayonets for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Fuji X, and L Mount are also available for purchase (50USD each, 100USD for a set), allowing users to seamlessly adapt the Nanomorph Zoom to their preferred mirrorless camera system. 

*Note that EF mount version IS NOT available for the Nanomorph Zoom series due to its protruding rear elements.

 

Professional Cine Housing

Nanomorph Zoom series is meticulously crafted to cater to the needs of  cinematographers and camera operators.  

 

 

Best Affordable 2X Anamorphic Zoom

Laowa is bringing back the 1.33X Front Anamorphic Adapter with a 5% discount! Buy it as a standalone perk or as add-on, the adapter is a must-get for the anamorphic shooters to achieve a 2X anamorphic experience!

 

Crash Zoom, Slow Zoom, Dolly Zoom!

2X Anamorphic Zoom is also within your reach now! Now's your chance to do crash zoom shots from "Django Unchained"  or slow zoom shots to gently unveil the tension and mystery! 


Please click HERE for coverage test (1.33X + Nanomorph Zoom).

 

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5% Discount on all LAOWA Cine lenses!

In celebration of the Nanomorph Zoom Campaign launch, we are excited to offer a special discount of 5% for all of our cine lenses on laowacine.com! Use this promo code: INDIEGOGO5, and get your hands on our cine lenses at a discounted price!

 

Risk & Challenges

Risk and innovation have always been at the heart of Laowa's mission. We strive to push the boundaries of what's possible in lens design, and our latest Nanomorph lenses are no exception.

Our team of experienced professionals has poured years of research and development into these lenses, using cutting-edge technology and innovative design to create a truly unique and high-quality product.

But as with any innovative product, there are always risks and challenges. Our goal is to deliver a lens that surpasses your expectations and provides a truly exceptional cinematography experience. We are committed to doing everything in our power to achieve that goal.

However, there is always the possibility of unforeseen challenges that could impact our ability to deliver on time. We may encounter unexpected manufacturing or shipping delays that require additional time and resources to overcome.

In these situations, we promise to keep you informed every step of the way. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive your Nanomorph lens on time and with the highest level of quality.

We are excited to share our passion for cinematography with you, and we ask for your ongoing support as we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what's possible with Laowa cine lenses.

 

About US

Laowa is an innovative camera lens brand that offers distinctive photo and cine optics. We strive to enhance our products and inspire a new generation of filmmakers and photographers.

Venus Optics produces photo and cine lenses with passion and innovation. The company designs and manufactures its lenses in Hefei, and operates sales and marketing offices in Hong Kong and the USA.

 

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Options

28-55mm (Single), 50-100mm (Single), 28-55mm / 50-100mm (Set)

Flare Color

Amber, Blue, Silver