Sirui 35mm 1.33x anamorphic lens due to launch soon

Sirui 35mm 1.33x anamorphic lens due to launch soon
(Image credit: Sirui)

A test footage video shows video shot handheld on a Sony A6600 with the Sirui 35mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens. Compared with the 50mm that Sirui previously launched, the 35mm 1.33x lens spreads the horizontal field of view by up to 33% for a FOV of a 26.3mm lens. 

The lens is also built with Aircraft Aluminum housing and a Schott glass structure. According to the Indiegogo page, the lens also "perfectly controls optical distortion and focus breathing to generate superior cinematic imaging". Meanwhile, the f/1.8 aperture ring and focus ring can help "cinematize footage to the max" by creating blue light streaks and oval bokeh effects. 

Watch the teaser video for the Sirui 35mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens below and find more details on the Indiegogo campaign page. You will be able to purchase the lens for an early bird price of just $599 from the campaign page from 3 August at 9AM EST.

Sirui has recently released a video teasing the launch of its latest lens, the 35mm 1.33x f/1.8 anamorphic lens that follows up the company's previous 50mm 1.33x anamorphic lens that was released in February, 2020. While Sirui were previously known for manufacturing tripods, it seems that their new focus is exploring anamorphic lenses.

The Sirui 35mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens will have a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and is designed for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds sensors – although the lens will only be available in a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. To be used with APS-C mounts such as Sony E, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z lens mounts you'll apparently have to use an adapter. 

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Anamorphic lenses are specialty tools that affect how the scene being filmed gets projected onto the camera sensor. They were initially created so that a wider range of aspect ratios could fit within a standard film frame, but the cinematic look of the technology has captured the imagination of filmmakers across the world. Anamorphic lenses are characterized by their ultra-wide rectangular aspect ratios, long horizontal lens flares, and attractive oval bokeh.

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.