It is surprising how often technology developed for one application finds a use in another, for which it then becomes ubiquitous. While filmmakers and videographers talk increasingly of the widescreen cinematic look that the best anamorphic lenses can provide, you make be surprised to know that anamorphic lens cylinders were first developed for tank periscopes during World War I to get a wider look outside.
SIRUI MARS 1.33x Anamorphic Lens Set is in four focal lengths: 24mm, 35mm,50mm and 75mm, which allow you to shoot from wide angle to telephoto. The solid build quality, signature anamorphic look and the affordable price combined to open up more opportunities for creative composition.
1.33x Squeeze for 2.4:1 Aspect Ratio
Normal spherical lenses shoot standard 16:9 video. With a cylindrical optical element in the front, SIRUl anamorphic lens squeezes the image down 1.33 times horizontally. When the final image is desqueezed, you’ll end up with an ultra-wide CinemaScope 2.4:1 aspect ratio.
Oval Bokeh Balls and Blue Lens Flares
The elliptical highlights and blue light streaks produced by SIRUl anamorphic lens offer plenty of anamorphic feel, adding a sprinkle of magic to your footage.
Comprehensive Focal Lengths
MARS has a collection of four focal lengths in the set, covering the most important focal lengths to shoot a complete project. This lens set will definitely give videographers more control over various settings.
The lens set features declicked aperture rings measured in T-stops. Among the four lenses, except for the 24mm with a T-stop of 2.9, the other three have the same T-stop of 2.0. These fast lenses perform extremely well under low light conditions.
Solid Build Quality
The lens set is of full metallic housing with standard 67mm filter threads. The weight and size of the lenses differ slightly due to different mounts. A thread front is included for screw-in accessories like the matte box.
Built-In Mod Gears
Mod gears on the focus ring and the aperture ring are designed for extra smooth control. To save you the trouble of readjusting accessories when changing lenses, the diameter and the distance between the focus ring and the aperture ring of each lens is made the same.
Long Focus Throw
To gain enough space for accurate focus pulling, the four lenses are all engineered with a long focus throw (the longest one reaches up to 303 degrees). Graduations on both sides of the focus ring allows you to quickly pull focus to the desired position.
1/4" Screw Hole
With a 1/4" screw hole at the bottom, the lens can be mounted directly on the quick release plate to maintain the balance of the whole setup.
M4/3 Native Mount
This lens set is available in native mount for Micro Four Thirds, compatible with Z CAM, BMPCC4K, Olympus and Panasonic (specific models) cameras. Unified native mounts make shooting a lot easier for people who want to step into the anamorphic world.
Waterproof and Drop-Proof Strong Suitcase
Plastic injection molding housing, high-density EVA lining as well as the embedded rubber ring make the suitcase strong enough to meet an international standard rating of IP68, ensuring tight protection from the inside to the outside. This suitcase facilitates photographers/videographers to carry the lens set around without worrying about the safety of the gear.
This wraps up the introduction of the Sirui MARS 1.33x Anamorphic Lens Set with MFT Mount. Now, we will step back and give you the space to take your decision.