SIRUI has introduced its new 35mm T2.9 1.6x Full Body Anamorphic Lens, which they’re touting as being the smallest full-frame anamorphic lens on this planet.
It’s attention-grabbing to see what number of anamorphic choices have flooded the market within the final yr or so. Competitors is all the time welcome as a result of it helps drive innovation and it brings costs down.
The 35mm T2.9 1.6x lens solely weighs 415g in Sony E-mount, 390g in DJI DL mount, and 425g in Canon RF mount
SIRUI states that due to the low weight and compact measurement of the lens, it’s a good possibility to be used on drones and gimbals.
The entrance barrel is constructed with carbon fiber to be light-weight however sturdy. Basically this can be a bit of selling right here, as inserting a tiny little bit of carbon fiber round a steel lens barrel isn’t going to make any enormous distinction to the load.
In accordance with SIRUI, the 1.6x squeeze issue gives a extra elongated bokeh and a stronger sense of compression than 1.33x. 1.6x just isn’t a quite common squeeze issue and though it permits you to apply it to a 16:9 sensor, you’ll be left with a really large 2.8:1 side ratio.
Two Flare Colour Choices
There are two completely different variations of the lens you’ll be able to select from. One delivers the standard blue streak, whereas the opposite is a impartial model the place the flares will tackle the colour of the sunshine supply.
The lens incorporates a 58mm entrance filter thread and a spotlight rotation of 120 levels. the minimal focusing distance is 90cm / 35.43″.
This lens can be claimed to have the ability to preserve a relentless 1.6x squeeze ratio in any respect focusing factors, that means that the topic measurement doesn’t change as you pull focus.
The lens is on the market in DJI DL mount, Canon RF mount, and Sony E mount. There is no such thing as a PL mount out there like you will see with the competing lenses from Geat Pleasure and Vazen.
Value & Availability
The SIRUI 35mm T2.9 1.6x anamorphic retails for $1,299 USD, however there’s an early chicken provide the place you will get one for $1,099 USD.
It’s attention-grabbing that SIRUI compares their lens towards manufacturers A and B, however they don’t evaluate it towards the closest competitors which is definitely the Nice Pleasure 35mm T2.8 1.8x.