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NEW Anamorphic SIRUI Cinema Lenses!

Photo Moment - August 25, 2021

There's never been a better (or more affordable) time to get into anamorphic cinematography. Check out this new four-lens kit from SIRUI!

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I used the new Freewell Magnetic filter system a bunch making this SIRUI video! Check those out here: https://youtu.be/yCuw3eUrKgU
Great video Joseph!
Thank you!
I want to see the workflow soon
Next week!
That does look like a nice set of lenses - cheap for anamorphic but still a bit beyond my reach - I'll have to play with my budget anamorphic 1.33 adapter instead. I ought to stop watching you videos - future me is complaining about all the money I want to spend.

Incidentally - bokeh and lens flare aren't generated by all anamorphic lenses. Movies that are going to use heavy CGI find it trickier to incorporate scenes with the lens flare into composited scenes so the anamorphic lenses were moved to behind the taking lens.

But mention anamorphic and the flares are the first thing that people think of.


You can get an adapter that mounts 42mm lenses on a Micro Four Thirds camera that will give the anamorphic squeeze - a bit like only the horizontal but of a focal reducer/speed booster. These are behind the M42 taking lens so don't give the flares and bokeh (flares could be added in using a streak filter though)
All good info!
I've heard that the 50mm, like the stills version, is still a little bluer than the others, despite the new coatings. Was that your experience?
It is bluer still, big failure from Sirui there.
How come that you have 2 shots of Maribor in there? Actualy 3. Do you live here?
Not yet! But I was just there for a month. Are you Slovenian?
@PhotoJoseph Yes, I am. I'm like a couple of km out of Maribor and when I saw the shot's in your video I got excited as it would be great to get to know someone who really knows what he is doing in regard to film making,... My YT channel is on hiatus for years now, but I love to drool over filmmaking gear and lenses ;). Hey, if you ever move here, I know a couple of awesome places with great food,... We love to eat well :D and have great conversations. First I thought you were from Slovenia, and I was blown away by your lack of accent, haha. If I may ask, where do you come from?
@AwesomeSauce nice! I’m American; I live in Oregon now. My wife is from Svečina (Kungota). We were just there visiting family but we’re moving to Maribor in two years. Hit me up on Twitter; let’s stay in touch!
Wow! You really did schelp a lot of gear with you. Stick with that wife of yours. She love you! 😉
That's the plan! haha… yeah that was a TON of gear to carry over, but it was worth it. Thanks for watching!
I shoot almost exclusively with the Sirui lens set. They are incredibly good budget anamorphic lenses. Legit the best in the price range, hands down.

It's a VERY good time to get into anamorphic shooting
That’s awesome to hear! Is your work here on YouTube?
@PhotoJoseph yup! Been using your GH5 tips and tricks to help create content on my channel for YEARS. Legit.

Anxious to see what else you do now that you've had a taste of anamorphic shooting with the Sirui lenses!

What game changers, no? Really inexpensive single focus anamorphic lenses of this quality (SOOOO sharp wide open!) were unheard of two years ago.

We are all SPOILED as content creators lolz
@Afotey Annum right on man! Just peeked at a few of your videos. Can I give you an unsolicited tip? A lot of your night scenes in slow motion have flicker. Check out this video on why it happens and how to avoid it. Not possible at some frame rates but best to avoid when you can: https://youtu.be/0kAuDuV9K9U
@PhotoJoseph yes! This is what I need. I can never get the right shutter speed.

Thanks!
Very cool! I have a set of the SLR Magic PL Anamorphot lenses and paid way more for those than these are going for. Very cool stuff.
Nice! Yeah I’ve heard many people say these are overpriced… they clearly don’t understand what they are getting!!
Nicely done!
Thank you sir!
Really nice video! =)
Much appreciated, Felipe!
Great in-depth explanation, thanks. With regards to colour matching, how close are they to eachother?
I haven't done any critical testing. Since this was a sponsored video, this wasn't a review, but an education piece. I do however intend to do some critical testing in the future on them, to see how well they back up their claims. In the car scene, I didn't notice any color differences between lenses, however that was a dark, undersaturated shoot so it's not a good comparison.
Such a shame that it’s 1.33.
2x Would look so much better
And probably a lot bigger and more expensive. This gives you the anamorphic look in an inexpensive, compact kit.
You are my YouTube professor. @photoJoseph Thanks a lot for this clear breakdown. Permit me to go a lil off topic. Ive been trying to find the right 2.5mm cable that allows the Ninja V to control the BGH1. I would love a demonstration if it is possible. Thanks
Thanks Alec, that's much appreciated. To your question — you don't control the camera from the Ninja; what is it you're trying to do?
@PhotoJoseph oops. I saw something like that with the z-cam and Ninja V. A cable makes control possible along with ISO and other settings.I thought it would have been nice for easier control on the BGH1 when shooting raw. I saw your video with the manfrotto device controlling the BGH1 but that’s not so practical without the right lenses and not really possible on a run and gun set up. I just wanted easy access to settings in raw without connecting to a computer. I’m new to Panasonic, I guess the BGH1 isn’t best to start with but I’m loving it a lot just wanted to catch up faster before I’ll have to do real projects with it. Thanks a lot for the reply.
Ah, I see. that’s interesting about the Z-Cam though. It’d be great to be able to control the camera from the Ninja V. I’ll have to look into that, and talk to my friends at ATOMOS!
@PhotoJosephgreat, thanks
Hot! 🔥
I concur! 😁
Great review of great lens set.
Thanks! 👍
That focus breathing is pretty pronounced! 😳 Great presentation, Joseph, thanks!
Glad you liked it! It is, but I think that's pretty expected. Especially in anamorphic.
Good information about aspect ratios. Compared to the Cine lens, the Sirui package is attractive, although for the Lumix user it is a lot of money.
Thanks for watching. I disagree on the cost assessment though. There’s nothing even close to this price point for anamorphic. The fact that you can shoot anamorphic now with $1,000 (per lens) and a sub-$2,000 camera is phenomenal. Sure if you’re coming from the approach of a $500 camera then this seems expensive, but the lenses aren’t for that market. They’re for users pushing what they can do with a small mirrorless camera, providing an option that simply didn’t exist before.
My head a splode
Hehe hopefully you can put it back together 😁
Cool look!
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