After releasing the 24mm 1.33x anamorphic earlier this year, Sirui is back with another lens for its growing APS-C family with a 75mm F1.8 1.33x. The new lens carries over a similar design and aesthetic of the other lenses and is available in a number of mounts. Let's take a look.
Aimed at those looking for a longer perspective, the 75mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens is optically designed with 16 elements in 12 groups, touts a 13 blade aperture, and features the familiar oval bokeh and blue light streaks that come with anamorphic shooting.
The lens joins the 24mm F2.8, 35mm F1.8, and 50mm F1.8. Each lens is available in a number of mounts. The 75mm F1.8 1.33x is available in MFT, E, X, EF-M, and Z.
In terms of size, it weighs approximately 1.75 lbs depending on the mount, so it can easily pair with cameras in gimbal setups. With a 1.33x squeeze your handheld work won't look as shaky as a 1.8x or 2.0x squeeze, but if you have the option, always put anamorphic glass on a tripod or with an experienced operator. When you stretch it out to the max 2.4:1 wide-screen aspect ratio, shaky images become more noticeable.
As with previous Sirui releases, the company has launched it via Indiegogo, but since it's already fully backed and shipping, we wanted to bring it to your attention. If you order before it goes out to the general public, you can save 25% off the retail cost.
The introductory price is set at $699 and will jump to $899 later on.
You can find out more here.