An interview from the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas with Dan Kanes of Atlas Lens Co.. Headquartered in Glendale, CA, Atlas Lens Co. designs and manufactures affordable, high-performance cinema tools that deliver vintage anamorphic aesthetics with the conveniences of modern mechanical design. Their lenses are designed to empower innovative image-makers to bring their visions to life.

Introducing the New Atlas Mercury Series 1.5x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lenses. Mercury Series is the brand new family of anamorphic lenses, designed to further connect cinematographers, directors, and filmmakers everywhere to the images they create.

Atlas Lens Co. pushed the boundaries of the Mercury Series in optical and product design, balancing vintage character with modern sensor performance and designing these lenses to support every cinematographer in their lifelong pursuit of expressing their image-craft. This is a lens made for making movies, with an undeniably cinematic quality the second you attach it to a camera, whether professional cinema camera or mirrorless via PL adapter.

The Mercury Series showcases exceptional optical performance, color performance, and clarity with vintage geometric personality. The Mercury lenses feature a golden lens flare when direct light sources hit the glass. They also have excellent close-focus with near-zero chromatic aberration, allowing Mercury Series lenses to be used in all kinds of demanding scenarios. The Mercury Series lenses are crisp and resolute, while optimized to bring out the beauty in a variety of skin tones.

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