NEW YORK, January 4, 2021 (Newswire.com) – SIRUI have today introduced a groundbreaking new 24mm F2.8 1.33x lens that redefines what is possible from a wide-angle anamorphic optic. It features the beautiful stretched oval bokeh and streaked lens flares that Sirui's affordable anamorphic lenses have become known for, combined with a new wider field of view.
Options for affordable wide anamorphic shooting have been very limited until now. Traditional wide-angle anamorphic cinema lenses have cost tens of thousands of dollars, while DIY anamorphic adapters based on optics designed for projection don't cover wider angles. In addition, most of these solutions have limited close focus.
The SIRUI 24mm F2.8 is designed from the ground up to address these needs. The lens features a 1.33x squeeze factor and has an imaging circle that covers APS-C sized sensors. It is available in native mounts for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Canon EF-M, Nikon Z, and Fujifilm X cameras and is sturdily built with an all-metal body. Front filter size is 77mm and the lens barrel is non-rotating which allows for easy use of variable ND and other filters. With persistent efforts, the SIRUI R&D team resolved key technical problems to deliver a previously impossible 0.6m minimum focusing distance – all without the need for additional diopters.
The fast F2.8 aperture of the 24mm lens allows foreground objects to stand out against smoothly blurred backgrounds and night scenes to be perfectly captured. Combining the fast aperture with the 0.6m close focus also makes for interesting close-up options.
The new 24mm joins the company's existing 50mm and 35mm 1.33x anamorphic lenses to form a set of lenses that share common aesthetics and handling. Cinematographers can now use the lens trio to tell complete cinematic stories with SIRUI's signature look, switching freely between scenes while maintaining common background rendering.
Sirui lenses truly enhance the artistic appeal of your footage and immerse your audience in an anamorphic world.
- Model: SIRUI 24mm F2.8 Anamorphic 1.33X Focal Length: 24mm
- Maximum Aperture: F2.8 Minimum Aperture: F16
- Lens Structure:13 Elements in 10 Groups Aperture Blades: 8
- Maximum Support Frame: APS-C Shooting Distance: 0.6m(2f) – infinity Focus Method: Manual Focusing
- Maximum Magnification: 1:21.99(V),1:29.07 (H) Filter Spec: M72 x 0.75
- Rotation Angle of the Focus Ring: 189.6° Max. Diameter: 74mm/2.91inches
- The diameter of the Focus Ring: 64.6mm/2.54inches
- Weight(g/lbs): MFT Mount: 770/1.70; E Mount: 780/1.72; X Mount: 780/1.72; EF-M Mount: 780/1.72; Z Mount: 810/1.79
- Total Length (Lens Cap Not Included) (mm/inch): MFT Mount: 124.9/4,92; E Mount: 126.1/4.96; X Mount: 126.4/4.98; EF-M Mount: 126.1/4.96; Z Mount: 128.1/5.04
Price and Availability
SIRUI 24mm F2.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens is available for Super early bird price on the Indiegogo crowdfunding project at USD 749. Super early bird Orders are estimated to ship by January.
The 50mm lens has NO adapter available up to now, I think they had EF-M and RF mount NOT in mind - so they had not planned the dimensions of the lens that way. And EF-M/RF mount for small anamorphics was maybe not interesting when M6 ii and C70 were not on the market?!
Just my 2ct.
If independent third parties can convert it then I can't see why Sirui would not be able to.
After PL EF is probably the most popular mount for cinema lenses.