11 Aug Hands-on with the Sirui 35mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens

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Anamorphic for less $$

After much teasing, Sirui has finally launched its second anamorphic lens for interchangeable lens systems. The first was the 50mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic that came out at the beginning of this year, and the company doesn’t seem to be wasting much time getting its second model out to the market.

One of the great attractions of the original lens was its price, and many will be pleased to hear that this new 35mm model is following suit. Anamorphic lenses are, in the main, quite expensive, so these sub-$800 Sirui examples open anamorphic shooting to a much wider audience. The lens is being launched via an Indiegogo campaign with early-bird prices from $599.

With its 1.33x anamorphic characteristic the lens offers a 2.35:1 aspect ratio to those shooting in 16:9 while GH5 and GH5S users using Anamorphic mode will get a high resolution 16:9 image with all the anamorphic trappings of flare, blue streaks and oval out-of-focus highlights. GH5S users shooting in 4096 x 2160 C4K will be able to achieve a 2.5:1 aspect ratio.

MFT mount with adapters

The 35mm F1.8 comes only in a Micro Four Thirds mount, but Sirui offers adapters for Nikon Z, Sony E and Canon EF-M bodies. The 50mm was offered with fixed mounts for MFT, Sony E and Fujifilm’s X mount so there’s been a bit of a shift in favor of Nikon Z and away from Fuji X. Sirui says there is a Fujifilm X-mount lens on

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