Students of MFS's Cinematography faculty conducted a test of LOMO's anamorphic lenses as part of their subjects's Technical review component. The testing was also attended by students from the Production design and Editing departments.
"Anamorphic lenses have recently been very in-demand with operators. In our evaluation, we tested the relevance of the use of these lenses, we tried to find out what additional artistic elements they bring to the image," says Pyotr Mudrenov, a tutor for the "Technical review" module. "There are no foregone conclusions, and each operator, depending on the task, could make their choice in favour of one or another lens."
In the tests, each frame was shot on a Red Dragon camera on an anamorphic lens and conventional spherical lenses in 4K and 6K format. The frames were constructed taking into account the specifics of the image, typical for anamorphic lenses.
Tests of three XEEN lenses of 24, 50 and 85 millimetres were held simultaneously with the anamorphic lens shooting tests. These lenses have only just come onto the market and attracted the interest of the students of the Cinematogrpahy faculty. For comparison, lenses such as the ZEISS High Speed /T1.3, which have a similar luminosity and lenses ZEISS standart prime/T2.1, which students currently use for their work, were chosen.