This is the moment that independent filmmakers have been waiting. SIRUI has today announced an affordable full-frame anamorphic lens that offers exciting new creative opportunities at a previously unheard-of price.
The SIRUI 50mm T2.9 1.6x full-frame anamorphic is a true cinema lens that is considerably smaller and lighter than other full-frame anamorphic options, perfectly complementing the smaller bodies of many modern cameras. Even so it features smooth gears, 1/4 20 threaded anti-rotation mount, and an all-metal construction that is built for professional work.
The lens boasts a 1.6x squeeze which delivers the beautifully elongated background blur that anamorphic lenses are renowned for. This anamorphic bokeh effect is coupled with the practical benefits of being able to create a stunning 2.8:1 aspect ratio image from a 16×9 sensor.
For cameras like the Panasonic S1H which supports 3:2 imager mode, the resulting footage will have a useful 2.4:1 aspect ratio after squeezing.
Both options allow the final image to have the highest possible resolution with fine detail captured especially when shooting in 6K or 8K modes. Using the 50mm T2.9 will create an even more immersive viewing experience.
Anamorphic lenses are known for their streaked flares and the SIRUI 50mm T2.9 does not disappoint here. Bright point sources in frame, or just out of, will create gorgeous blue streaked flares that SIRUI is famous for.
The lens comes in native mount for RF, L, E and Z mount camera systems, making it compatible with large sensor cameras like the Panasonic S1H, BS1H, RED V-RAPTOR, Canon R5, C70, Sony A7S III,FX3, FX6, Venice and Nikon Z6 and Z9.
Since SIRUI introduced its first affordable anamorphic lenses in 2017, over 20,000 users worldwide have been creating amazing images that never cease to impress. Since that time a full-frame anamorphic has been the most requested option and now that dream is a reality.
The SIRUI 50mm T2.9 1.6x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens retails at $1499. This lens is currently available for pre-sale on INDIEGOGO at a super affordable price of $1199.
Source: SIRUI USA LLC