25 May Hands-on with the Sirui 75mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens

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Three become four

It was only at the beginning of 2020 that Sirui announced its first 1.33x anamorphic lens, and already the company has a collection of four focal lengths in the set. The 50mm F1.8 was followed by a 35mm F1.8, a 24mm F2.8 and now we have a 75mm F1.8 aimed at those needing a longer perspective for portrait shots. I still find it surprising that other lens companies haven’t muscled in on the action, as these Sirui models remain the only low/mid cost lenses for those wanting to shoot anamorphic on Micro Four Thirds and APS-C/S35 sensor cameras.

This new model is set to retail for $899, but as usual the lens is being launched via Indiegogo where ‘Early Bird’ offers see it going for $699.

One of the pack

The lens is very much in keeping with the existing models, with few distinguishing marks other than the focal length written on its barrel. At 130.4mm/5.13in it’s much the same size as the recent 24mm, and its 795g/1.75lbs weight is about the same too. It is notable though that while the other Sirui anamorphic lenses have quite a pronounced anamorphic unit at the forward end, this model’s barrel maintains a similar diameter for its entire length.

Angles of view

We’ll get the confusing bit out of the way now. As the lenses is designed for both MFT and APS-C sensors, the effective angle of view we should expect

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