New Work from Director Chris Leclerc on our Kowa anamorphic lenses

Some DPs and Directors think Kowa Anamorphic lenses are not very good.. In some circumstances, I agree.. but I also think that used properly, understanding their limitations and strengths, they can produce amazing footage.  In this BMW spec spot Director @chrisleclerc and DP @matthewrivera have Definitely produced some of that amazing footage !   Hats off guys to a beautiful piece of work!

New and Notable work shot on our Lenses

A ton of new work coming out shot on our glass!  Check out these videos below!

Check out A Sweet Video Shot by Kate Arizmendi on Lensworks Rentals Kowa Cine Prominar Spherical lenses:  HERE

"National Geographic Channel’s “Mars” is an ambitious thing, a series that’s part documentary, part drama about the first human Mars mission. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Michael Rosenberg are executive producers, with Everardo Gout directing, weaving together the interviews with space experts and the fictional narrative of the crew of the spaceship Daedalus as they attempt to set up a habitable colony on Mars."

Here is a beautiful spot on ellsworth kelly shot by DP HUNTER BAKER on our Todd AO hi speed anamorphic lens set:

Here is a beautiful spot shot on our DYALISCOPE ANAMORPHIC LENS SET by DP Evan Oliver


and Another Spot shot on our Kowa ANAMORPHIC LENSES by Nate Gunn out of Utah :







Canon K35 Test

Heres a short test shot on Lensworks Rentals Canon K35 prime and zoom lenses

the lenses featured in this test are:

18mm T1.5

24mm T1.6

35mm T1.4

55mm T1.4

85mm T1.4

135mm T2.0

Macro Zoom 25-120mm T2.8 

The primes are all shot at T2.0 and the zoom at T2.8.  The shots are meant to emphasize how the lenses handle colors,  highlights sharpness and display bokeh.  We hope this will give you a good idea of what the lenses can do.

The zoom shot also features the macro mode

Enjoy this test:

TODD AO Anamorphic lens test

A nice test shot recently on the new ALEXA mini with the 4:3 anamorphic mode on our Todd AO anamorphic lenses.. 

lenses featured in the test:

  • 35/1.4
  • 50/2.3
  • 50/1.4
  • 55/1.3
  • 75/2.3
  • 85/14

here in a second test we show

  • 135mm T4
  • 150mm T4
  • 200mm T4

have a look.. let us know what you think!

Fujivision and Nipponscope Anamorphic lenses ---

Check out a fantastic Skateboarding spot shot by Salt Lake Creatives Nate Gunn and DP Nate Balli for Quarterly Collective and Gold Coast.


This production used only the 40mm T2 and 85mm T2 Anamorphic lenses.  The Fujivision and Nipponscope lenses employ Shiga Anamorphic Front lenses and canon and olympus spherical lenses.

the result:  gorgeous footage with awesome depth and flares!





Congrats to Director Andew Bujalski and Cinematographer Matthias Grunsky on their recent film "Results" which sold to Magnolia pictures before sundance!  Matthais utilized Lensworks Rentals 6 lens Super Baltar set for a beautiful look on this film!

Super Baltars are probably the most beautiful and natural lenses you can find for your modern alexa or red.  they render skin tones naturally and have a less contrasty color palette than modern glass.  they have a cool blue flare and wide open can exhibit some softness.  Many famous movies of the 1960-1970s were shot on these lenses, most notably the godfather, hitchcocks the birds