Bring new life to iPhone filmmaking with the SANDMARC Anamorphic lens

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The use of iPhones and other smartphones for filmmaking is on the rise. The cameras on smartphones have gotten so good that they can be used to take some great and creative imagery. But while the cameras are good, they could use a little help in the lens department. The SANDMARC Anamorphic lens is just the latest lens to give iPhone filmmaking a helping hand.

SANDMARC is based in San Diego California and specializes in photography gear for Apple iPhone, DJI, and GoPro cameras. The new SANDMARC Anamorphic lens was designed with professional mobile filmmakers in mind. The lens features a multi-element, multi-coated & anti-reflective glass housed in an aluminum housing making it a lightweight but robust addition to your iPhone.

SANDMARC anamorphic lens filmmaking

SANDMARC’s 1.33x Anamorphic Lens provides 2.4:1 wide aspect ratio enabling cinema-like videos for iPhone filmmakers. With its oval bokeh, the Anamorphic lens captures more horizontal information by squeezing the image. This method is very popular among cinema cameras used by movie makers such as JJ Abrams and Stephen Soderbergh.

SANDMARC anamorphic lens also features a lens flare effect similar to what you see in the movies when the lens is subjected to vivid light, either through car headlights, streetlights or any hard light during night shoots.

As with all SANDMARC lenses, the new Anamorphic comes with an included Pro iPhone case along with a clip-on for adding a versatile shooting experience. The new included Pro case features a more durable, protective and stylish finish. Together, the new Anamorphic and Pro case takes iPhone filmmaking to a new level.


Technical Specifications

  • 1.33x Anamorphic Lens
  • Coating – Multi-coated
  • Exterior Material – Aluminum
  • Aspect Ratio – 2.4:1(video), 16:9(panoramic)
  • Chromatic Aberration – <1px at edge
  • Weight: 46g

Anamorphic Lens System includes:

  • Anamorphic Lens
  • iPhone Case
  • Clip-on Mount


  • iPhone XS Max, XS & XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus / 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus / 7

The SANDMARC Anamorphic lens for iPhone is available now for US$159.99 on the company’s website.

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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