The 24 mm F2.8 1.33x anamorphic lens combines the existing 35 mm and 50 mm SIRUI lenses.
Following the successful launch of the new affordable 24mm F2.8-1.33x anamorphic lens, SIRUI has begun shipping the first batch of lenses to customers.
The 24mm F2.8 combines the very popular 35mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8 anamorphoses into a three-lens set. The trio covers APS-C size sensors and is available in several holders. However, the options vary depending on the focal length.
- 24 mm: E, MFT, X, EF-M and Z.
- 35 mm: MFT (E, EF-M and Z adapters)
- 50 mm: E, MFT, X.
As you can see, the 35mm is not available in Fujifilm X-Mount, Canon EF-M or Nikon Z.
No film school has turned to SIRUI to check that the lenses are all available on the same mounts. Unfortunately the 35mm will not be available in X-Mount and the status of the 50mm is uncertain. If you own a mirrorless Fujifilm X-mount, you need to look out for third-party adapters. However, this may not be possible due to focal distance restrictions.
If you want to record all three, they'll work best with the Sony E or the Panasonic GH-series MFT mount and older Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras.
We also asked if Canon EF Mount could be a possibility and they told us they "will continue to develop and expand the lens line, more new lenses will come in the near future, please stay tuned. "
Visually, the 24 mm F2.8 consists of 13 elements in 10 groups with an 8-leaf opening that stops at F16. The manual focus lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.6 m and a field of view of 68.8 °. The size of the front filter is 72 mm and differs from the 67 mm at 35 mm and 67 mm. Therefore, you need filter accessories of different sizes.
The 24mm F2.8 has 1.33x printing, which provides an aspect ratio of 2.4: 1 for the widescreen look when shooting 16: 9. One downside to using 1.33x versus 1.8x or 2x is that the anamorphic effects of the lens – including its flare lights – may not be as pronounced by comparison, but overall they add much of that anamorphic look to your image.
In our experience with 35mm and 50mm, while the lenses produce nice bluish reflections, they may not be suitable for everyone, nor for the visual story you want to tell. Based on Brandon Li's tests, the 24mm format appears to have similar flare color rendering, but can display more than its counterparts under the same conditions.
The 24mm F2.8 consists of an all-metal housing. Both the diaphragm and the focus rings are equipped with non-slip surfaces so that you can attach follow-focus systems that give you a focus throw of approx. 190 °. The glass elements are not coated to minimize aberration and vignetting and to increase the sharpness from edge to edge. Note, however, that the maximum sensor size the 24mm F2.8 will cover is APS-C.
When the SIRUI 24mm F2.8 is officially available, it will cost $ 999. However, you can step in early and get a $ 749 discount.