Sirui stretches your video vision with its 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens

Sirui 50mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x
(Image credit: Sirui)

Sirui is to launch its low-cost 50mm f/1.8 anamorphic lens in March. Announced at IBC last year, the lens is designed to to shoot widescreen video, without the need to crop the image. The anamorphic design squeezes the image horizontally, so that much more of the camera's sensor is used – and then is unsqueezed in post production. Anamorphic lenses also give a characteristic look that is loved by some filmakers 

The Sirui 50mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x is designed to work with APS-C mirrorless cameras, and will be available in Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Fujifilm X mounts.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.