SIRUI just announced the official launch of their third anamorphic prime lens: The SIRUI 24mm f/2.8 anamorphic 1.33x prime joins the already existing 50mm and 35mm versions to complete the set (for now).
You might know SURUI as a company building quality, mostly photography-centric, tripods. But that’s not all they make since they also started to make budget friendly lenses lately. Joining their 35mm (review here) and 50mm (review here) f/1.8 anamorphic 1.33x prime lenses, they now have completed a set of three: introducing the SIRUI 24mm f/2.8 anamoprphic 1.33x prime lens.
SURUI 24mm f/2.8 anamorphic 1.33x lens
This new lens shares many features with its “older” siblings: smooth aperture, 1.33x anamorphic squeeze, metal housing. The new 24mm version is a bit slower in terms of aperture though, it sports a f/2.8 aperture, the other two feature a f/1.8 aperture.
Since the already available lenses (35mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.8) are quite affordable offerings when it comes to anamorphic shooting, completing a set of three with this 24mm f/2.8 version seems compelling, for sure. All three lenses share the same 1.33x squeeze factor so you can mix’n’match them easily on set.
The SIRUI 24mm f/2.8 is a APS-C lens that offers 13 elements in 10 groups and 8 aperture blades in total. When buying this lens you have the choice of five different lens mounts: Canon EF-M, FUJIFILM X, Nikon Z, Sony E or M4/3. For a complete rundown of the specifications, please refer to the table below:
- Model: SIRUI 24mm F2.8 Anamorphic 1.33X Focal Length: 24mm
- Aperture: f/2.8 – f/16
- 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
Pricing and availability
The new SIRUI 24mm f/2.8 anamorphic lens will be available for regular purchase a bit later, for now you can check out their ongoing Indiegogo campaign over here. The lens will retail for $999 but you can get a discount when backing their campaign.
What do you think? Might this lens (or the whole set) make its way into your gear bag? Share your experiences in the comments below!