A Quick Guide to Anamorphic Lens Rotation

We receive a ton of questions regarding one of the more looked over components on your Moment Anamorphic Lens: proper lens rotation. Here's a quick tutorial.


If you are seeing these black bars on the side of your images when using our anamorphic lens, it is most likely because your lens is in the wrong orientation.

Here's a picture of what I am referring to:

No worries though, it is very easy to fix! All you need to do is set the lens and to the right orientation. I will show you how to do this in a few easy steps.

There is a small Allen wrench attached to the lens pouch that came with your lens. You should be able to find it on the string of the pouch. If you can't find it off the bat, it might be hiding inside of the drawstring hole of the pouch or sometimes it can fall off and might be in the box.

Step One:

Use the small hex tool to loosen up the little screw that is on the backplate of the lens.

Here is the little screw which you need to loosen up by turning the Allen wrench a couple of turns counterclockwise.

Tip: Do not unscrew it all the way because it is very small and very easy to lose. If you do manage to lose it, however, we have thought of this, and already provided you a spare one. It is in the box taped to a white card with instructions on how to use it.

Step Two:

Once you have the screw loose, turn the backplate of the lens 90° clockwise.

Step Three:

Now tighten the screw up by turning it with the Allen wrench clockwise a couple of turns.

Tip: Do you not tighten it too much, that can damage this little thing. You will fill it firm up after a couple of turns with the Allen wrench. You should feel the screw going down into a little groove and after you have finished it should be flush or a little bit under the level of the backplate.

When you are done with tightening the screw, it should be flush or a bit below the surface of the backplate. The backplate and the body of the lens should be parallel.

    This is it, you are all done! I told you it was going to be easy. Now attach your lens to your case and go shoot some great anamorphic pictures and video.

    Happy creating!

    PS: if you are still having issues and need more help we are happy to guide you along. Please contact us via email at hello@shopmoment.com or You can also schedule a call with one of our Gear Guides if you'd like more hands-on, in-depth help. To schedule, click this link to choose a date and time that works best for you.

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