SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 1.33x Lens Announced – Affordable APS-C Anamorphic Lens
SIRUI announced their new 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens during this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam. The lens produces image circle covering APS-C sensors and will come in versions with Sony-FE mount, FUJIFILM X-mount, and Micro four thirds mount. Compared to other anamorphic lenses, it will be very affordable.
Anamorphic lenses can produce unique images with special characteristics (lens flares, oval bokeh, etc) and that’s why they are very popular for certain genres. For years, there have only been very expensive anamorphic lenses on the market and the only affordable alternative was to use an anamorphic adapter. This is changing and there are more and more affordable anamorphic lenses available.
SIRUI is a Chinese camera accessories manufacturer. Previously, they have been mostly producing tripods and various mobile phone accessories, like lens adapters, stabilisers, etc. During this year’s IBC they introduced what seems to be their first lens ever. We talked about the new SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens with SIRUI’s European marketing director Sonny Liu.
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