Sirui has introduced the Saturn 35mm anamorphic lens for full-frame cameras. The $1,300 lens presents 2.4:1 and a couple of.8:1 de-squeezed facet ratios (1.6x fixed squeeze ratio) and is constructed utilizing a light-weight carbon fiber barrel. Per Sirui, it’s the world’s smallest carbon fiber full-frame anamorphic lens.
Sirui has been busy. Simply final week, the corporate introduced a self-inflating mild. Its new lens represents a change of tempo in comparison with the brand new inflating mild, however is much from an uncommon product class for Sirui. In 2021, Sirui launched a groundbreaking 75mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens, becoming a member of current 24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lenses.
The brand new Saturn lens differs from that 75mm anamorphic lens in quite a few methods, not the least of which is that the Saturn lens has a a lot shorter 35mm focal size. The Sirui Saturn 35mm can also be slower, with a max t-stop of two.9, in comparison with the comparatively quick f/1.8 aperture of the 75mm prime. Probably the most vital distinction is that the Saturn 35mm anamorphic lens covers full-frame picture sensors, whereas the 75mm f/1.8, and Sirui’s different 1.33x anamorphic lenses, cowl APS-C sensors.
The Sirui Saturn 35mm lens presents the identical anamorphic goodness as Sirui’s different anamorphic lenses, together with streak results. Fairly than the round bokeh provided by conventional lenses, anamorphic lenses produce a “streak” mild flare. Nonetheless, it has a better fixed squeeze ratio (1.6x) than Sirui’s anamorphic lenses for APS-C cameras.
Anamorphic lenses are sought-after by filmmakers on account of their potential to seize a wider area of view given a selected picture space top. Anamorphic lenses squeeze the body from the perimeters, leading to what seems to be a distorted picture. Nonetheless, it’s attainable to stretch the picture space to a wider facet ratio when de-squeezed throughout post-processing. Within the case of the Saturn lens, regardless that it’s designed for 3:2 facet ratio full-frame picture sensors, it could actually seize the sector of view of a 2.4:1 or 2.8:1 facet ratio whereas utilizing the total top of the picture sensor.
Some cameras, like current Panasonic mirrorless cameras, may even supply a de-squeezed preview when capturing, which makes it simpler to compose scenes. With out such a function, it may be difficult when working with an anamorphic lens, provided that the whole lot seems squished within the viewfinder.
The Sirui Saturn 35mm lens incorporates a 10-bladed aperture iris. The lens consists of 18 parts organized throughout 13 teams. Its minimal focusing distance is three ft (0.91 meters). The lens handbook focus lens consists of focus scales in ft and meters. The rotational angle of the main focus ring is 120 levels. The lens additionally has handbook aperture management.
The lens’ weight relies upon upon the chosen lens mount. The load ranges from 0.86 to 0.91 kilos (390 to 425 grams). The size additionally varies barely however is round 4 inches (about 100 millimeters) for every model.
The lens is obtainable in DL, E, L, RF, and X mounts. Clients can choose between impartial and blue lens flare. The Sirui Saturn 35mm t/2.9 anamorphic lens is obtainable now for $1,300 immediately from Sirui.
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