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Atlas Mercury Series

Pro Anamorphic Made Personal

Introducing the New Atlas Mercury Series 1.5x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lenses. Mercury Series is our brand new family of anamorphic lenses, designed to further connect cinematographers, directors, and filmmakers everywhere to the images they create.

We pushed the boundaries of the Mercury Series in optical and product design, balancing vintage character with modern sensor performance and designing these lenses to support every cinematographer in their lifelong pursuit of expressing their image-craft.

This is a lens made for making movies, with an undeniably cinematic quality the second you attach it to a camera, whether professional cinema camera or mirrorless via PL adapter.

#FilmedonAtlas Mercury Series

Aguamiel

DIr: Sage Bennett; DP: Alexandra Bas, ICFC

Filmed on

Mercury Series + Alexa Mini LF

LA SOMMER

DP: Cleon Arrey

Filmed on

Mercury Series + RED V-Raptor

My Own Eyes

Dir/Dp: Vanessa Vandy

Filmed on

Mercury Series and Orion SE + Ursa Mini Pro G2

Spring Cleaning Short Film

DP: Clifton Stommel

Filmed on

Mercury Series

Remember Niseko

DP: Will Kyaw

Filmed on

Mercury Series + Canon C70

Benjamin Haycock - Homeless Winters

DP: Jon Pears

Filmed on

Mercury Series + Red Komodo

More personality, zero compromises

The Mercury Series showcases exceptional optical performance, color performance, and clarity with vintage geometric personality. The Mercury lenses feature a golden lens flare when direct light sources hit the glass. They also have excellent close-focus with near-zero chromatic aberration, allowing Mercury Series lenses to be used in all kinds of demanding scenarios. The Mercury Series lenses are crisp and resolute, while optimized to bring out the beauty in a variety of skin tones.

From "Aguamiel" by Alexandra Bas, ICFC and Sage Bennett

From "Aguamiel" by Alexandra Bas, ICFC and Sage Bennett

From "Aguamiel" by Alexandra Bas, ICFC and Sage Bennett

Photo Credit: Jon Fauer, ASC

Photo Credit: Jon Fauer, ASC

Photo Credit: Jon Fauer, ASC

From "My Own Eyes" by Vanessa Vandy

From "My Own Eyes" by Vanessa Vandy

From "My Own Eyes" by Vanessa Vandy

From "My Own Eyes" by Vanessa Vandy

Mercury goes wherever your stories take you

Our talented team of designers and engineers examined the needs of cinematographers around the world to create a new line of anamorphic lenses meant to be used on any set, in any rig configuration - whether on land, sea, or air: from the largest production, to solo operator run-and-gun, aerials, underwater, or anywhere in between.

With full-frame coverage, a 1.5x squeeze ratio with enhanced bokeh, a dynamic geometric optical personality and warm vintage tones, and exceptional optical performance -- all at half the size and weight of most pro anamorphic lenses.

Mercury Series goes wherever your stories take you.

The Specs

  • Full-frame sensor coverage with 1.5x anamorphic coefficient
  • Aperture range from T2.2 - T16 for Mercury 42mm
  • Lightweight and compact at half the size and weight of most pro anamorphic lenses - 42mm weighs 2.3lbs (1.1kg) and measures 4.4in (11.2cm) in length
  • Exceptional optical performance with vintage geometric personality: Golden flares, pleasing barrel distortion, near-zero chromatic aberration
  • Standardized gears and diameters with 95mm front diameter
  • Arri PL mount

Full-Frame 1.5x Anamorphic

Imaging area of 36.7mm x 25.54mm covers full-frame sensors as well as 16:9 / 3:2 / 4:3 sensors, with easy delivery to 2:1 / 2.25:1 / 2.66:1 / 2.4:1.

In addition to the ease of supporting multiple delivery aspects, the Mercury Series 1.5x optical design allows for many of the visual characteristics image-makers love about the traditional 2x cinemascope format (oblong oval bokeh, barrel distortion, shallow depth of field) while also allowing for a meaningful size and weight reduction in the overall physical product design. This results in an ideal balance of compact size, weight, optical performance, and professional-focused usability across a variety of productions.

The Lineup

36mm, 42mm, 54mm, 72mm, 95mm, and one more telephoto focal length (TBA)

Mercury Series is 6 more lenses of warm, buttery anamorphic goodness -- ready to accompany you on every filmmaking journey imaginable.

The Mercury and Orion Series of lenses provide a wide array of optical paintbrushes to help tell your stories, allowing you to get in tighter, faster, and more up close and personal to your vision.

Preorder + Deposit Details

We're rolling out Mercury Series as a 6 focal length family: 36mm, 42mm, 54mm, 72mm, 95mm, and one telephoto focal length that's still TBA. Which focal length(s) would you be interested in seeing?

The Mercury Series will be priced at $5,995 each for the first three focal lengths (36mm, 42mm, and 72mm) and $17,985 for a 3-lens set. Discounted preorder pricing will be available for early adopters at $4,995 for one lens and $14,595 for a 3-lens set. Preorder deposits open at $995 for a single lens and $2,495 for a 3-lens set through December 31, 2022 – with incremental preorder deposit increases through the end of the Mercury preorder window. Please see the chart below for the Mercury Preorder + Deposit Schedule:

Mercury Series Preorder + Deposit Schedule
Preorder Pricing ($USD) Single Lens 3-Lens Set
Retail Price 5,995.00 17,985.00
Preorder Promotional Price 4,995.00 14,595.00
Preorder Deposit through Dec., 31, 2022 995.00 2,495.00
Preorder Deposit through Mar., 31, 2023 1,295.00 3,395.00
Preorder Deposit through Jun., 30, 2023 1,595.00 4,295.00

Delivery Schedule

Delivery of Mercury Series is slated to begin shipping in 2023. More details to be announced.

Preorder Your Mercury Series

Mercury 36mm

Retail Price: $5,995.00
Promotional Preorder Price: $4,995.00
Preorder Deposit (through 12/31/22): $995.00

Mercury 42mm

Retail Price: $5,995.00
Promotional Preorder Price: $4,995.00
Preorder Deposit (through 12/31/22): $995.00

Mercury 72mm

Retail Price: $5,995.00
Promotional Preorder Price: $4,995.00
Preorder Deposit (through 12/31/22): $995.00

Mercury Series 3-Lens Set (36/42/72)

Retail Price: $17,985.00
Promotional Preorder Price: $14,595.00
Preorder Deposit (through 12/31/22): $2,495.00

Technical Specs

Focal Length Aperture Range Min Focus Weight Length Front Diameter Sensor Coverage Field of View Flange System
36mmT2.2 - T1​​61.5 ft / .46 m2.7 lbs / 1.2 kg4.9 in / 12.6cm95mmFull-Frame (36.7mm x 25.54mm)88ºPL Mount
42mmT2.2 - T1​​62.0 ft / .56 m2.3 lbs / 1.1 kg4.4 in / 11.2cm95mmFull-Frame 78ºPL Mount
72mmT2.3 - T1​​63.0 ft / .91 m3.6 lbs / 1.6 kg6.3 in / 16.2cm95mmFull-Frame44ºPL Mount
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Questions about the Mercury Series?