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18mm Orion Series Anamorphic Prime

Orion Series lenses combine the aesthetic of vintage anamorphic lenses with modern convenience, adaptability, and dependability.

Orion Series 2X anamorphic prime lenses are built to be a universal filmmaking tool — perfect for the latest professional film and digital cinema cameras with native PL mount or just as easily adapted to Canon EF-based cinema cameras.
Price $17,995.00
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Vintage anamorphic characteristics
  • Waterfall bokeh Waterfall bokeh
  • Streak flare Streak flare
  • Disproportionate perspective magnification Disproportionate perspective magnification (Telephoto lens with wide-angle field)
  • Pleasant spherical aberration Pleasant spherical aberration glow when wide open
  • Pleasing barrel distortion Pleasing barrel distortion

Continuing its legacy of excellence, The Orion 18mm with 140º horizontal field-of-view – the widest horizontal field-of-view of any Cinemascope format 35mm motion picture camera lens in production.

The Orion 18mm T2 is optimized for use on both film and digital sensors and offers:

  • Lower distortion for an incredibly wide lens
  • 140º horizontal field-of-view with 2x anamorphic squeeze
  • 18” (1.5’) close focus
  • Imager Coverage: 4-Perf Film for 2.40:1 Cinemascope Aspect Ratio Deliverable. 16:9 from Alexa LF Format mode (full Height)
  • Covers full-frame formats edge-to-edge with Atlas 1.6x LF Extender & Atlas 1.4x LF Extender.

Filled with Optical Personality, the Orion Series family of lenses emanates an extraordinary blend of character, color, and clarity. Embracing the geometric charisma of vintage front anamorphic, it delivers painterly oval bokeh, alluring barrel distortion, and dynamic streak flares. Coupled with consistent anamorphic ratio, exceptional close-focus capability, and low chromatic aberration, these lenses redefine the boundaries of visual storytelling.

Key Features and Specifications:

  • Fast T2 aperture for exceptional low-light performance and creative depth of field control.
  • Wide Angle field of view with controlled geometric distortion in a focal length loved by filmmakers
  • Interchangeable Mount System with native PL/EF mount options for versatile compatibility.
  • Exceptional optical performance, with modern mechanics and vintage look.
  • Characteristic cyan streak flares, artistic barrel distortion, and minimal chromatic aberration.
  • PL/EF mount, catering to both professional cinema cameras and mirrorless systems.
  • Retail Price: $17,995

The Orion Series family offers both Arri PL and Canon EF mounts to ensure compatibility with a broad spectrum of cinema grade as well as lighter weight cameras.  Unified focus and iris gear position and standardized dimensions and functions greatly streamline on-set usability.