SIRUI Adds 75mm T2.9 1.6x Lens to Growing Anamorphic Lineup

Last year, lens company Sirui launched into the Anamorphic cinema lens market with a 50mm T2.9 1.6x lens. Now, it has a big brother thanks to their new 75mm model. And it looks to be built like a tank.

While nearly identical in design and build to its 50mm doppelganger, the 75mm T2.9 1.6x will have a larger focal length and will be ideal for shooting portraits and close-ups of people’s faces. However, with a 2.6-foot minimum focus distance, shooters won’t be able to get too close.

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The lens has a 2.4:1 aspect ratio, when shooting in 3:2, but can capture a wider 2.8 to 1 cinemascope aspect ratio when going with an image sensor that supports widescreen.

With a 1.6x de-squeeze capability, the Sirui 75mm expands from Sirui’s traditional 1.33x breadth, so it makes for a good mid-range lens between APS-C and a full-frame 2.0x anamorphic presentation. 

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Another advantage of the 75mm Sirui is that it is designed to work with mirrorless cameras like the Canon RG, Sony E, or Nikon Z mounts, opening up more cinematic options for hybrid content creation or smaller productions. \

The 75mm has the same standard focus and iris rings as the 50mm lens, laid out with easy-to-read red and white distance marks for both feet and millimeters. 

Make no mistake though, this lens looks beefy and as such, Sirui has wisely included a 1/20 threaded mount on the body of the lens for support from a mono/tripod or other camera rig.

However, the design for the lens creates a pronounced pale green lens flare which many shooters may not be thrilled with. 

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Sirui has an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign going on and is offering the 75mm T2.9 1.6x Anamorphic prime at a super early bird price of $1199. Not a bad option for those looking to experiment with the widescreen format. Available in L-mount, e-Mount, and RF mount cameras. Sadly, no PL mount yet.

For more information, visit Sirui.com.

[source: Sirui]

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