At the heart of Atlas Lens Co. Orion Series is a true Front Anamorphic Group. Orion Series lenses deliver the striking beauty of painterly waterfall bokeh, disproportionate breathing, and signature but controlled flare. These optical characteristics are now available as part of your cinematic storytelling toolkit with a mechanical functionality that won't leave you feeling confounded by compromise.
Orion Series Anamorphic Lenses are built to be a universal filmmaking tool – ready for the latest Digital Cinema PL mount cameras like Arri Alexa or Red DSMC2, Canon Mount Cinema Cameras like the C300, or adapted Sony E Mount or Micro 4/3 cameras, and are even designed to accommodate the rotating mirror shutter of 35mm Motion Picture Film Cameras following Arri PL Flange requirements. Whether your project requires you to shoot digital or film, the 65mm T2 has the coverage you need and boasts a larger than S35mm Image Circle. (Alexa Open Gate full height Coverage)
The flares are pretty consistent throughout the set. They are a very saturated blue with hints of rainbow flaring. The 40mm has a very busy flare with a lot of circular flares showing wide open and a few when stopped down. The 65mm is very similar to the 40 but with much less circular flare. The 100mm doesn’t have the dual horizontal streak like the other two lenses and has a large circular flare which is reduced in size when stopped down.
The mechanics have got progressively better and now they solid with only minor inconsistencies in the fell of the focus. The focus, of which you have 270 degrees of movement feels like a slightly stiffer master prime. The aperture also feels smooth as expected.
The 40 & 65 have a very similar size & weight but the 100 is much bigger and heavier. Despite the varying size, your gear placement is consistent throughout the set and your front diameter is also consistent at 114mm across the three lens set.
The lenses have 14 aperture blades and are all rated at T2 wide open. This is fast for an anamorphic being faster than the newish P+S Kowa EVO 2X and a little bit faster than Cookes prime offerings.
T2 – T22
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