Samyang's ingenious attachment turns its V-AF lenses anamorphic

1.7x Anamorphic MF Adapter
(Image credit: Future)

The unique feature of Samsung's affordable V-AF cinema lens range is that it has a bayonet mount at the front. At the time of its original launch, we had little information as to what it would be used for. 

On view at the UK's The Photography & Video Show, the Samyang 1.7x Anamorphic MF Adapter is the first of the accessories that take use of this mount. It turns the Samyang V-AF 35mm T1.9, V-AF 45 T1.9, V-AF 75mm T1.9, and V-AF 100mm T1.9 into an anamorphic lens. So you no longer need a separate set of cinema lenses to create anamorphic effects – you can simply attach this one converter to your existing set of cine primes.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.