Experimenting with Anamorphic glass

I headed down to Gear Factory in London and shot this quick test with the 50mm Lomo Anamorphic lens. I've got a shoot coming up and the client requested using a wider aspect ratio to give the commercial a more premium cinematic feel. 

We looked at the Cooke S4 lenses but they were out of our budget at over 400+ per day so we went with the Lomo set which were around 300 per day. The Lomo's render beautiful images if a bit wide with the 2x squeeze. 

We will be filming on an FS7 which unfortunately doesn't give us a 4:3 recording setting so with a 16:9 sensor the image is very wide. I think we will end up filming 3840 x 2160 50fps and have to scale the image up to fit the 2:35:1 aspect ratio we need. 

To de-squeeze the image in FCPX in the scale option you just change the y axis to 50 instead of 100.