SIRUI has added new glass to its growing stable of 1.33x and F1.8 anamorphic lenses for APS-C cameras: A fast 75mm telephoto lens that promises plenty of great oval bokeh and an overall cinematic look with a 2.4:1 aspect ratio. It's also a great set of portrait lenses.
The new SIRUI 75mm 1.33x lens joins the 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm family of glass, giving shooters a nice set of fast anamorphic primes. The look of the film or video project — or photo shoot — will be identical when swapping out lenses, thanks to matching oval bokeh and a blue light streak flares look.
The lens features the F1.8 wide aperture, 1.2m close focus distance, a 13-blade iris, 16 elements in 12 groups, and a long 186-degree focus throw. Mounts include Canon EF-M, Fuji X, Sony E, M4/3, and Nikon Z. The lens weighs 1.75 to 1.82 lbs. (795 to 825 g), and is between 130.4mm and 134.1mm long, depending on which mount you choose.
Additionally, you can easily add polarizers, variable ND filters, and other filters to the 67mm diameter filter thread and a non-rotating lens front.
You can pre-order the SIRUI 75mm 1.33x anamorphic lens on Indiegogo, with prices starting at $669 USD (normally $899). There are other packages, including purchasing with their other lenses in the set. For under $3000 USD, you can purchase all four lenses, though it's under a 'Super Early Bird Perk.'
So far, SIRUI has raised $352,251 USD as of late May 2021 with plenty of time to go. Overall, their five Indiegogo campaigns have had nearly 10,000 backers.
RedShark News' Phil Rhodes wrote an in-depth review of the SIRUI 50mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens that's worth checking out.
SIRUI has released a couple of videos featuring footage shot on the new 75mm lens that show off the overall look and the blue lens flare light streaks.