The Anamorphic Mimic 16mm f2.8 has heavy blue vignetting on full frame and less so with the smaller the sensor. It is a fisheye, which is not normal for standard anamorphic to have a fisheye, so this lens is truly unique.
The look of the lens is very different and new, but it could also be used to stir ideas from one’s childhood. Makes me think of a POV of Creature From the Black Lagoon. With the iris in the proper placement, the flares are quite convincing of real anamorphic, at about 1/2 stop away from fully open.
This lens is a Russian lens that has been modified by Iron Glass adapters to create a realistic Anamorphic look. The intention was to mimic the flare and bokeh pattern only. There is no squeezing taking place. Filters cannot be attached to the front hood of this lens.
These lenses have all been adapted to EF with sturdy adapters. They have focus and iris gears and currently have 72mm front threads (aside from the 16mm and 20mm). Check in soon as they will have 77mm inner and 80mm outer diameters too 🙂