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Sirui 50mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens Available for Pre-Order

Simon Skinner - 8 months ago

Great news for small-form videographers who love the look that only anamorphic glass gives to video, as Sirui’s affordable anamorphic cine lens becomes available for pre-order for Sony E, Fujifilm & APS-C camera bodies.

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Since being announced at the 2019 IBC event, Sirui has revealed that the highly anticipated 50mm f/1.8 anamorphic lens will be available this March and is now available to pre-order from MTF Services in the UK. The lens, which allows users to shoot widescreen but without the need to image crop, squashes the image horizontally, which brings a great deal more of the camera’s sensor into play; un-squashing the image in post. The lens gives users distinctive oval-shaped, out-of-focus highlights, and adapts lens flare into horizontal steaks, which produces a ‘sci-fi’ look that cinematographers have loved for generations.

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Sirui’s 50mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x has been built with smaller-format, APS-C cameras, and will be available with compatibility to Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Fujifilm X mounts at launch. This introduces the opportunity to videographers to produce a classic look that goes back to a time before digital imaging and high-definition video in a classic CinemaScope aspect ratio of 2.4:1. The Sirui anamorphic lens expands the user’s field of view by [up to] 33%, giving an angle of view that’s comparable to an APS-C 37.5mm lens. 

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Features

  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Mounts: Sony E, Fujifilm X, M43
  • Optics: 11 elements in 8 groups
  • Autofocus: None
  • Manual focus ring rotation: 143.6°
  • Minimum focus: 69.2mm (2.72 inches)
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Filter thread: 67mm
  • Dimensions: 61.7 x 69.2mm [2.43×2.72 inches]
  • Weight: 560g 

Pricing and availability

The new anamorphic lens from Sirui will go on sale from March 1st 2020 and will cost £660 including VAT. Head to MTF Services to reserve yours!

About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.