Verona, NJ—Joining Sirui’s lineup of full-frame anamorphic lenses is the Sirui Saturn 35mm T2.9 1.6x. Moreover, the lens is light enough to mount on a drone, gimbals and handheld stabilizers.
Sirui Saturn 35mm T2.9 Specs
The Saturn 35mm T2.9 1.6x carbon fiber anamorphic lens is available in the Sony E mount, Canon RF mount and DJI DL mount. Although the weight of the lens varies by mount, all versions come in at 0.94 pound or less.
In addition, some parts of the lens barrel are made of carbon fiber, which keeps its weight to a minimum. Measuring 3.94 inches in length, it is very compact. In fact, Sirui says the lens is smaller than the average smartphone.
The lens also has a front filter thread of 58mm and manual aperture and focus rings with industry-standard 0.8 mod gears. Furthermore, the focus ring has a 120º focus throw. The Saturn 35mm T2.9 1.6x also provides a minimum focusing distance of 3 feet.
The lens’s optical design is constructed with 18 elements in 13 groups. Aspherical elements eliminate chromatic aberration as well as reduce the overall lens size and weight. It also features 10 aperture blades, and the aperture can go from T2.9 to T16.
What’s more the new lens has a squeeze factor ratio of 1.6x. The squeeze ratio is constant, meaning objects don’t change in size while changing focus. On a 3:2 sensor, its 1.6x ratio will work out to a 2.4:1 aspect ratio. Conversely, on a 16:9 sensor, it will result in 2.8:1. Sirui is making the lens available in two versions. The first creates blue flares and the other produces natural lens flares.
The Sirui Saturn 35mm T2.9 1.6x carbon fiber anamorphic lens is available for the manufacturer’s special launch price of $1,099. The lens comes with a pouch and warranty card. The retail price is $1,299.