Anamorphic imaging shrinks or magnifies an image along either the vertical or horizontal axis. It is how early "wide screen" (aka "...scope") video was produced. As far as the actual frame formats are concerned, there is a strong argument that it has no real advantage anymore, but as this video points out, it's still "arguable": "DPReview TV: Vazen 40mm T2 Anamorphic Review", posted by "DPReview" Nov 9, 2019, [length 7:43] "" [2019-11-13 15:42] I checked B&H and they have this lens in stock for $3,250 US. Aside from the SLR Magic lenses this is about 1/10th the price of similar lenses by more Pro companies. Jordon mentioned another lens which I think he mis-pronounced. I think he mean the "Sirui" company which has announced a 50mm 1:33x anamorphic lens for Sony E-mount, Fuji X-mount and M4:3 mount. It is projected to arrive early in 2020 (around January) at about 700 Euros.