DPR: Sirui 50mm f/1.8 Anamorphic

If you want blue flair and a 2.35:1 CinemaScope look that allows you to close focus enough for headshots then the Sirui 50mm f/1.8 Anamorphic is your best affordable option on the market right now. I hope that in the not too distant future we will see more of these lenses from third parties because the look is fantastic for film and photography.

Offering this lens in X mount makes a lot more sense now than it would have just a year ago – Fujifilm has upped its video game considerably with the X-H1, X-T4 and new firmware for the X-T3. The Eterna mode makes nice video straight out of the camera, but we also have F-Log and decent data rates too.

The Fujifilm X-T3 doesn’t technically need the grip to shoot video, as the body had both mic and headphone ports, but the grip makes the system easier to hold with the weight of the lens on the front. As with the Sony, you’ll need an external display with an anamorphic preview feature to see the de-squeezed image in real time. – DPR

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Sirui 50mm F1.8 Anamorphic 1.33X: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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