Our friend Jeremy Conrad at Furious Fanboys points out some interesting news regarding the filming of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Panavision recreated some classic film lenses, dubbed the Ultra Panavision Anamporphic 70mm lenses for Quinten Tarantino’s Hateful Eight film. Tarantino’s film is the first movie since Khartoum (1966) to use the lenses which deliver an ultra-wide aspect ratio of 2.76:1 aspect ratio.
It is unknown how many 19 lenses Panavision created for Tarantino will be used on Gareth Edwards’ film or if the lenses will be used for the entire film or portions of the film. It was previously revealed by THR that Edwards and his director of photography Greig Fraser were using a mixture of Arri’s Alexa 65, a large-format, 6K resolution digital camera and more traditional film cameras.
For comparisons sake Star Wars films were released in 2.35:1 aspect ration.