At Interbee 2022 in Japan, LAOWAS was displaying its yet-to-be-announced PROTEUS 45mm T2 2x anamorphic lens.
We imagine that there’s additionally a 35mm T2 within the works, however I don’t have any details about different focal lengths that will probably be within the collection.
From what I can inform the PROTEUS lens collection seems to be prefer it was designed for S35 sensors. It’s attention-grabbing to lastly see some extra competitors within the 2x area given so many anamorphic lenses being introduced nowadays are both 1.5x or 1.8x.
I acquired to rapidly check out the PROTEUS 45mm T2 on the present flooring and I appreciated the look. The 45mm additionally appeared to have excellent close-focus skill. I did discover some chromatic aberration however it didn’t seem like too dangerous. The mechanics and construct high quality had been each good.
We don’t have any present data on when the PROTEUS collection will probably be formally introduced or how a lot the lenses are prone to price. I might think about that LAOWA will probably be pricing them very competitively as they often attempt to goal the extra inexpensive finish of the market.