Evolution 2X lenses by P+S TECHNIK based on optical design of KOWA Anamorphics
The P+S TECHNIK anamorphic Evolution 2X lenses are based on the original optical design of the KOWA Anamorphic and the P+S TECHNIK lens rehousing. The original KOWA Anamorphic prime lenses have been produced until the 1970s and usually for four different primes are available: 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm.
„We got feedback that the original focal range is limited, so we added two additional focal lengths, a wide-angle and a telephoto 135mm, which match the Look of the original set. So we named them Evolution 2X lenses.“ says Alfred Piffl, founder of P+S TECHNIK and continues: „We aim to offer the cinematographer professional products to tell stories - (e)motion pictures - whether published on silver screen, television or video stream. CinemaScope or wide screen is a wonderful format visualizing stories.“
Genuine Anamorphic Look
The look and bokeh of the Evolution 2X lenses matches the genuine anamorphic look of the original KOWA Anamorphic lenses. The optical design of the Evolution 2X lenses is based on their original optical design and the front anamorphic principles. They are low in contrast and warm in color and can be made to flare. The Evolution 2X lenses can also expand original lens sets or complete sets that miss the 100mm lens.
The lenses are built in a compact, lightweight housing with modern cam driven internal focus mechanics. The focus throw has changed significantly compared to the originals. The Evolution lenses offer a 200° angle on the focus ring and a 100° on the aperture ring. „Of course mod 0.8 gears and the same position of the gear rings throughout the set integrates them well in the modern production environment“ explains Anna Piffl, Managing Director at P+S TECHNIK.
The 80mm front diameter is perfect for the use of a clip-on matte box and a 77mm thread was added for screw-in filters. That makes the Evolution 2X ideal anamorphic lenses for handheld, Steadicam or drone camera work.
In addition, the Evolution 2X lenses are equipped with an IMS exchange lens mount. Standard mount is PL-mount, optionally available are EF-mount, e-mount and MFT mount.