Upgrade the focal length! Siri 35mm/F1.8 1.33X anamorphic lens review
When it comes to anamorphic lenses, everyone’s first impression is that they are expensive, heavy, and professional, and have little to do with ordinary photography enthusiasts. But the widescreen anamorphic lens launched by SIRUI this year broke this inherent impression. The 50mm F1.8 1.33x widescreen anamorphic lens has attracted the attention of photography enthusiasts as soon as it was launched. It has even gained 1.3 million + US dollars in overseas crowdfunding. The weight of only 560g and the domestic price of 4599 yuan are very high. The price/performance ratio.
Siri 50mm F1.8 1.33x widescreen anamorphic lens
Siri 35mm F1.8 1.33x Widescreen anamorphic lens
Sirui 35mm F1.8 1.33x widescreen anamorphic lens
Since Siri After the 50 anamorphic lens appeared on the market, everyone was concerned about whether there were other focal length anamorphic lenses. So Siri brought us the 35mm F1.8 1.33x widescreen anamorphic lens, giving photographers another choice in this type of lens. With different focal lengths, they can create more freely and get different The display of the image area and depth of field effect
Compared with the 50mm focal length, the 35mm focal length has a wider angle of view, and the wide image area can accommodate more shooting materials. Under 35mm wide-angle vision, using this lens can increase the horizontal field of view by 33%, which is approximately equivalent to the angle of view of a 26.3mm lens, with more natural depth of field and softer blur. Coupled with the unique film texture elements and superb optical craftsmanship of the SIRUI anamorphic lens, the public photography enthusiasts can easily create professional film and television works.
Aperture ring and focus ring feel great
is equipped with a follow focus tooth and an aperture adjustment tooth to make the focus and The aperture adjustment is more convenient.
Sirui 35mm F1.8 1.33x widescreen anamorphic lens is made of aviation-grade aluminum alloy material, processed by high-precision CNC technology, and the overall workmanship is very delicate. The lens is full of texture. It is very sufficient to hold it in the hand and hold it down. Near the bayonet at the bottom of the lens is the aperture ring, and the front is the focus ring. The aperture ring and the focus ring adopt a stepless adjustment method. The gear surface is wider than that of a 50mm anamorphic lens, and a non-slip tooth design is added. In addition, it is equipped with follow focus gear and iris adjustment gear, which facilitates the follow focus drive and ensures a smooth and comfortable adjustment feel.
rectangular front lens group
Because it is an anamorphic lens, SIRUI 35mm F1.8 The 1.33x front lens group is close to a square. Through the front lens group, we can see the oval lens and aperture ring inside the lens.
Due to the unique optical deformation principle design, this lens can directly shoot 2.4:1 movie widescreen ratio works in a regular format. Compared with ordinary lenses for cropping and masking, this lens can maximize the use of the sensor area to restore excellent image quality, without cutting, and without wasting edge materials, and can output wider wide-format works.
As we said just now, the image captured by this lens can get a 2.4:1 widescreen ratio, but most of the camera’s output ratio is 16:9, so we Need to restore the 2.4:1 widescreen ratio in post-processing. To put it simply, set the long side of the video or photo to 133%, or set the short video to 75%.
original unadjusted photo
change the scale of the image
get a 2.4:1 ratio widescreen photo
It’s worth mentioning that this lens provides a variety of mounts for consumers to choose from, unlike Each bayonet in the past corresponds to a product. SIRUI 35mm/F1.8 1.33X anamorphic lens uses native M43 mount, but it can be adapted to Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M mount cameras through SIRUI matching adapter ring
This time the author uses Panasonic G9, which is a mirrorless M4/3 system with a focal length conversion factor of 2, and the SIRUI 35mm F1.8 1.33x lens is mounted on the body , The equivalent focal length is 70mm. And because of the 33% more frame in the horizontal direction, the equivalent focal length in the horizontal direction is 52.6mm.
provides four lens mounts to adapt to different camera models.
Let’s take a look at the imaging performance of this lens first. We took photos with different apertures of this lens in a fixed scene in the Zhongguancun Online Image Evaluation Room to see its resolution performance.
Through the test, we found that the SIRUI 35mm F1.81.33x lens has a very high resolution at F1.8 aperture, which is the best when the aperture is F4, and even at F8 aperture. The lower resolution performance is still excellent.
When using a large aperture lens to shoot high-contrast objects, there will be dispersion. The most intuitive feeling is that purple or green edges appear on the edges of highlighted objects. Surprisingly, the SIRUI 35mm F1.81.33x lens is excellent in dispersion control, and there is no dispersion even when shooting high-contrast objects such as stainless steel tubes at the maximum aperture.
Sirui 35mm F1.81.33x lens is very good for dispersion control
Next, let’s take a look at using SIRUI 30mm F1.81.33 x lens + photos taken by Panasonic G9 camera.
Judging from these two photos, this lens is very good for color restoration, bright and bright without distortion, and the transition between similar colors is rich in natural layers, which stems from the excellent coating process of the lens.
100% zoom in to see the details
The details of ancient Chinese architecture are very rich, which is not a big test for the resolution of the lens. Before we saw that this anamorphic lens has a good resolution performance in a laboratory environment, what about in a real shooting environment?
The author used F4 aperture to photograph the eaves of ancient buildings, zoomed in 100%, we can see the painting patterns on the building, and everyone can see the old man in the lower right corner His beard and the wrinkles on his clothes are clearly visible. Whether it is testing or actual shooting, the resolution performance of the SIRUI 35mm F1.81.33x lens is worthy of recognition.
This lens has a maximum aperture of 1.8. Even at a large aperture, the in-focus image is still sharp and the out-of-focus blur is soft.
2.4:1 aspect ratio and the blur effect of F1.8, so that the pictures taken by this lens are very cinematic . Some scenes and subjects that the author often shoots have a different feeling after using this anamorphic lens. For photographers who are used to 16:9 and 4:3 ratio images, using this lens will definitely give you a new feeling.
Because of its deformation characteristics, the out-of-focus spot of this lens will stretch vertically from a circle to an ellipse, which can be better while blurring the background to highlight the subject The rendering atmosphere and strengthen the film texture.
elliptical light spot
optical structure and high-definition nano multilayer coating specially designed for anamorphic lens, This lens brings a special glare drawing effect that extends horizontally, and the effect is very obvious when facing the light source. This kind of light and shadow effect is also one of the common expression methods in movie shooting.
horizontal drawing effect
“ anamorphic lens is bulky and the inherent impression of high price is broken by the appearance of SIRUI products. After the 50mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens was successfully marketed and recognized by consumers, SIRUI introduced the same excellent 35mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens with a wider viewing angle, so that users no longer suffer from a single image creation. The focal length limit provides a richer selection of focal lengths
At present, the SIRUI 35mm F1.8 1.33X anamorphic lens is on the shelves in China, and the pre-sale price is 4599 yuan. The original price of 5299 yuan will be restored after the pre-sale. This price is believed to be within the expectations of many people, at least much more affordable than the traditional anamorphic lens, which is often tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands.
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