SIRUI S35 1.33x Anamorphic Series for RF and L-Mount Available Soon

SIRUI will soon launch RF and L-mount versions of their popular 1.33x anamorphic lens series for Super 35 sensors. The set will still consist of four focal lengths: 24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8, and 75mm f/1.8. The lenses will be available on Indiegogo, starting at $429 per unit.

Back in 2019, Chinese company SIRUI broke the market by introducing the 50mm f/1.8 1.33x, the first lens in their budget-friendly S35 anamorphic lineup. Then, the family rapidly grew with the addition of three more focal lengths: 24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.8, and 75mm f/1.8.

However, to this day, the available lens mount options did not include the RF and L-Mount systems. Hence, having the lenses serviced and converted was the only way to make them compatible with RF and L-mount cameras. With this new release, that’s no longer the case. Let’s take a closer look.

SIRUI S35 1.33x anamorphic lenses for RF and L-Mount

These new RF and L-mount options expand the compatibility list of the SIRUI S35 1.33x anamorphic lenses to many popular Super 35 camera models, including the newly-released Canon EOS R7 and R10, the Canon EOS C70, and the RED KOMODO 6K. Also, they can now be used on Panasonic cameras, such as the S5 and S1H, by activating the S35 crop mode.

SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic. Image credit: SIRUI

In truth, the company’s full-frame anamorphic lineup is already compatible with RF-mount cameras. In case you missed it, you can check out our written review of the full-frame SIRUI 50mm T2.9 1.6x here, in which I tested the lens on the RED KOMODO. Yet, having lenses that are optimized for the camera’s S35 sensor is a nice treat and probably a wiser choice.

SIRUI 24mm f/2.8 1.33x anamorphic. Image credit: SIRUI

The new RF and L-mount versions maintain a 1.33x anamorphic squeeze factor, which is designed to produce images with a 2.4:1 aspect ratio when paired with 16:9 sensors. The lenses deliver a classic anamorphic look, with oval bokeh and blue lens flares.

SIRUI 24mm
SIRUI 24mm f/2.8 1.33x anamorphic. Image credit: SIRUI

Unlike the SIRUI MARS and full-frame anamorphic series, the new RF and L-Mount S35 models lack a cinematic housing. However, they still feature the same all-metal construction of the existing models. I used to own the S35 E-Mount versions of these lenses and paired them with the good old Sony FS5. And I must admit, they are extremely compact and lightweight, which makes them great for gimbal applications.

Price and availability

SIRUI will initially launch the S35 1.33x anamorphic lenses for RF and L-mount cameras on Indiegogo. The campaign will go live on July 25th, 2022 at 9:00 AM EST, and the company will offer a Super Early Bird discount, that represents a 15% off the official retail prices. Pre-sale pricing will be as follows:

  • 50mm f/1.8 1.33x – $429
  • 35mm f/1.8 1.33x – $509
  • 75mm f/1.8 1.33x – $594
  • 24mm f/2.8 1.33x – $679

Moreover, the whole 4-piece set will retail for $2,199 and will include a dedicated hard case. For more information, please visit SIRUI’s website here.

Featured image credit: SIRUI / Joey Helms

Have you been waiting for the release of a native RF or L-mount version of the SIRUI S35 1.33x anamorphic series? What camera are you going to use these lenses with? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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