The 75mm T2.9 1.6x and its narrower field of view maintain the same anamorphic look as the 50mm but allow users to capture subjects at greater distances. A 75mm anamorphic is arguably a better choice when shooting people’s faces than a 50mm. The 75mm T2.9 1.6x behaves like a 46mm horizontally while retaining the vertical FOV of a 75mm lens. When shooting 3:2, this lens offers a 2.4:1 aspect ratio. When using the lens of a sensor with a 16:9 aspect ratio you get a significantly wider 2.8:1 aspect ratio.
Just like the 50mm, the 75mm T2.9 1.6x lens is designed for use with mirrorless hybrids and cinema cameras that feature either a Canon RF, Leica L, Sony E, or Nikon Z mount. The 50mm and 75mm aren’t available in PL mount which is a shame. This lens would work well on not only cameras that have dedicated anamorphic shooting modes, but also cameras like the Canon EOS R5C, Panasonic Lumix S5, Sony A7S III, and Nikon Z9.
The 1.6x squeeze factor arguably doesn’t provide the same type of look as a 1.8x or 2x anamorphic, but it should provide more of an anamorphic look than the earlier 1.33x APS-C range from Sirui. I am not the biggest fan of the overly pronounced blue streaks, but some people like them.
Not all monitors or cameras feature a 1.6x de-squeeze capability, and this is something you certainly need to keep in mind if you plan on using these lenses.
The 75mm features a full metal body and lens mount and a 82mm front filter thread. A 1/4″-20 threaded hole at the bottom provides the lens with additional support when mounted to a camera rig. Both the 50mm and 75mm share standardized positioning of the focus and iris rings.
Budget anamorphic lenses like these from SIRUI are a good option if you are looking at getting into anamorphic shooting. Their relatively low entry price brings anamorphic shooting to a lot wider audience.
Price & Availability
The SIRUI 75mm T2.9 1.6x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens retails for $1499 USD. The lens is currently available for pre-sale on INDIEGOGO at a Super Early Bird Price of $1199 USD.
Like any crowdfunding platform, please use common sense and your best judgment when deciding to back a project. There are never any guarantees that you will receive the product or that it will ship on time.