Sirui has unveiled its latest offering, the Sirui Venus 150mm T2.9 1.6x anamorphic cinema lens, tailored for full-frame cameras. Expanding the horizons of the Sirui Venus line of optics, this addition joins an illustrious family that already includes lenses of varying focal lengths: 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, and now, the newly introduced 150mm variant.
Purposefully crafted to excel in portrait photography, the new anamorphic wide lens boasts a remarkably close minimum focusing distance of 0.58 meters. This capability stands in contrast to the other lenses in this collection, which have a minimum focusing distance (MDF) of 1 meter. Consequently, the Sirui Venus 150mm T2.9 1.6x empowers photographers to capture awe-inspiring close-ups with unparalleled impact.
Tailored to accommodate both 3:2 and 16:9 sensors, this anamorphic cinema lens delivers an aspect ratio of 2.4:1 and 2.8:1, respectively. This diversity in aspect ratios expands creative options and artistic expression.
The manufacturer affirms the consistent attributes woven throughout the Sirui Venus optics lineup, encompassing harmonized color tones, persistent blue highlights, distinctive oval bokeh, and unified functionality. Additionally, these anamorphic cinema lenses share standardized gear positions and an identical 82mm front filter thread.
Designed with a specific focus on evoking profound human emotions, the new anamorphic wide lens excels in close-up portrait shots. This prowess is underlined by its commitment to delivering heightened sharpness and minimal distortion. In terms of focal equivalence, the newly introduced Sirui Venus 150mm T2.9 1.6x mirrors a focal length of 94mm in horizontal orientation.
The comprehensive compatibility of the Sirui Venus lenses extends to a variety of mounts: Sony E, Canon / RED RF, Nikon Z, and Leica / Panasonic / Sigma L-mount. The dimensions of the Sirui Venus 150mm T2.9 1.6x anamorphic lens are recorded at 178mm in length, with a weight of 1385 grams.
For those seeking a more pronounced anamorphic experience, the proprietary Sirui 1.25x adapter is available, facilitating a 2x compression rate—enhancing the distinct anamorphic characteristics already embedded within the lens.
Constructed with precision, the optical arrangement of the Sirui Venus 150mm T2.9 1.6x anamorphic lens comprises 16 elements harmoniously organized into 11 groups, underpinning the lens’s exclusive focus on manual control. Unique within the series, this lens is equipped with a 16-blade aperture mechanism. The focus ring affords a rotation angle of 153 degrees, ensuring precision in manual focus adjustments.
Sirui 150mm T2.9 1.6x price and release date
Eager enthusiasts can now procure the full-frame Sirui Venus 150mm T2.9 1.6x anamorphic cinema lens through the Bhphotovideo.com online store, priced at $1,499. This offering solidifies Sirui’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of cinematic excellence.