Thursday, October 01, 2009

CAVX Aussiemorphic Lens MK4


The MK4 has now been replaced with the MK5. This page remains open simply for those interested in the history of the Aussiemorphic Lens.

After some 18 months of research and development, the Aussiemorphic
Lens MK4 is finally a reality. The MK4 is a 2 lens [4 element] cylindrical anamorphic lens with 1.33x horizontal expansion. The MK4 features continuously adjustable astigmatism correction to compliment the excellent CA correction. The case is precision machined black anodized aluminium and the supplied stand is even compatible with the GetGray Cineslide. The MK4 lens works at throws as short as 1.4:1 [tested].
The CAD 3D Model

The Real MK4 Lens

The MK4 lens has continuously adjustable astigmatism correction, so using the test pattern below, you can focus the lens to a pixel level of clarity and bring both Horizontal and Vertical lines into focus at the same time.

Test Pattern

I've created this pattern is for checking and adjusting the astigmatism correction of the MK4. The pattern is a matrix of 1920 x 1080 pixels, however the upload here has reduced it to 1600 x 900 pixels, so to obtain a true 1920 x 1080 version, please email me using the link below. The pattern also features 7 focus points [and 3 geometry check points] each made of single display pixel lines. When the astigmatism correction is adjusted correctly, both the horizontal and vertical lines will be in focus at the same time.


The first MK4 was assembled today [19th December 2009]. Note the serial number of my lens :]

A little history about the CAVX Aussiemorphic lens:

2005 research on HT anamorphic lenses begins.

2006 MK1
[first basic 2 prism lens using optic glass]
2007 MK2
[basic 2 prism lens upgraded to feature optic coatings]
2008 Research on cylindrical anamorphic lenses begins.
2009 MK3 [2 prism/4 elements with CA Correction and improved optic coatings]

2009 MK4
[New 4 Element Cylindrical design]
2010 MK3 CAVX Corrector is released.

To inquire about these products and current pricing, please email me HERE

Warranty: Limited 12 months.


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