The SIRUI 75mm full-frame anamorphic lens Indiegogo marketing campaign simply went reside and I used to be very curious to check the brand new lens along with the Canon EOS R5 C. to understand how this combo labored for me within the discipline? Then maintain studying.
Earlier than we dive into the article, please let me thank Ina Manuguerra who related me with the stunning Isabelle Murlastis featured within the above video. It was a enjoyable day of working collectively!
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Now, again to enterprise, and let’s speak about what I’ve realized whereas utilizing the brand new lens along with the upcoming Canon digital camera. SIRUI, a Chinese language firm specializing in producing budget-friendly anamorphic lenses for filmmakers simply began its crowdfunding marketing campaign for his or her second full-frame anamorphic lens, and this time, it’s a full-frame 75mm T2.9 1.6x lens that’s catching everybody’s consideration. (Extra details about the brand new lens might be discovered right here). Now, earlier than going any additional with this text, I’ve to be clear that that is NOT a lens or digital camera assessment by any means. That is my (quick) impression after working with these two items mixed.
SIRUI 75mm T2.9 1.6x Lens
SIRUI may be very according to its line of lenses, so be ready to count on the identical optical efficiency from the brand new lens subsequent to the same number of lens mounts. Now, for some, SIRUI is the one to open a “complete new world” of artistic potentialities by introducing “on the price range” anamorphic lenses, however for others, the “appear and feel” of the pictures their lenses produce isn’t “anamorphic sufficient”. I maintain listening to that the “lenses are too sharp”, or, “the squeeze issue isn’t ample” (1.3x for smaller sensors and 1.6x for full-frame). I can undoubtedly relate to a few of these considerations, however on the identical time, I’m happy to see an organization making an attempt its’ finest to do one thing a bit totally different at an reasonably priced worth vary in terms of lenses. Personally, I try to “fight the lens sharpness” with a mist filter, and since I largely work alone and with restricted tools, my present selection is the Freewell VND mist filter set.
Canon EOS R5 C
Earlier than the digital camera was formally introduced, I used to be already working with the digital camera for a really quick time (You’ll be able to examine my first impression right here), and now I had the prospect to make use of it for one more couple of days. The largest distinction between my earlier impression and the expertise I had working with the digital camera now, lies in the truth that beforehand I used a Canon AF lens, and this time, I used a handbook lens.
I’m mentioning this as a result of acquiring focus is essential, particularly when filming in 8K. It may be a digital camera bug however when working in 8K decision, I used to be not in a position to “punch zoom into the image” when utilizing the EVF however solely on the LCD. Unusual certainly, so I’m nearly sure that it’s a firmware-related difficulty. I guess that for those who watch the above video on a high-res monitor, you’ll spot a number of locations the place I didn’t nail the main focus 100% as a result of I’m working largely with EVF. On high, after catching Covid, I really feel that my eyesight deteriorated a bit, which is OK as I don’t wish to blame solely the digital camera when in search of correct focus.
However for me, the actual impediment was and nonetheless is, the absence of precise IBIS (In Physique Picture Stabilization) system inside this digital camera. In an interview I had with Aron Randhawa from Canon, he was doing his finest to elucidate why the digital stabilizer various discovered on this digital camera may work higher for some. I truly went again to this interview and listened to Aron’s assertion once more, however I’m sorry to say, after working with the SIRUI 75mm anamorphic lens, it turned out to be an actual difficulty for me. There are two essential causes for this, please permit me to elucidate.
Ought to I movie in RAW, or MP4?
This was the primary query I stored asking myself whereas working with the digital camera. I wished to movie the complete piece in RAW, however the digital stabilization system doesn’t work on this mode. So right here goes my “handheld filming need”. This difficulty was much less noticeable when beforehand working with the digital camera along with a stabilized Canon lens, however with a handbook lens just like the SIRUI, this was a limitation for me. So all through the day, I used to be consistently switching between recording modes shifting from RAW to MP4 each time I wished to get away from the tripod.
The opposite factor is, that stabilizing the picture in a digital means requires the digital camera to “crop into the image” (That is why it’s not obtainable within the RAW recording mode). Let’s go away apart the potential of dropping a little bit of the image high quality, however when working with a good focal size lens, one will face extra crop into the picture which isn’t desired. It’s potential that in a “actual world” manufacturing situation this is likely to be much less of a difficulty however in my specific case, having a further crop to the picture was the very last thing I wished.
One extra factor that I’d love to spotlight is: The Canon EOS R5 C does have a 3×2 sensor so it will likely be nice if Canon strikes ahead with implementing an “open gate” filming possibility on this digital camera. The present anamorphic recording mode is utilizing a 17×9 portion of the sensor, leading to a (a lot too large for my style) 2.8:1 facet ratio.
Final however not least, the digital camera does eat batteries quick, so do your self a favor and both get the most recent obtainable Canon LP batteries or, have an exterior correct powering resolution.
Last ideas on working with this Digital camera/Lens mixture
SIRUI has confirmed to be a dependable producer who brings some stable merchandise to the market – and in time! The SIRUI 75mm Full-Body Anamorphic lens isn’t any exception. With related optical high quality as their 50mm full-frame anamorphic lens, many will discover it a great addition to their present “on the price range” anamorphic set.
Regarding the Canon EOS R5 C, I stand by my opinion that it’s a very versatile filming device being restricted by the absence of IBIS. As many have puzzled, all what Canon needed to do was go away the identical IBIS system discovered within the unique EOS R5 and let customers determine if to allow it or not. I like Canon’s image high quality and what this digital camera provides, I simply hope that Canon will take into account including extra capabilities for the advantage of customers for even higher flexibility.
Digital camera setup for the above video
- Canon EOS 5R C, C-log 3, Full-Body, 8K/24p, RAW Gentle LT, and MP4 (H.265). Slowmotion scene: 4K/120p (Upscaled to the 8K timeline)
- Lens: SIRUI 75mm, Full-Body Anamorphic lens T2.9 1.6x
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Guys, is any of you filming with SIRUI lenses? How do you want them to date? Are you interested by making an attempt out the SIRUI 75mm Full-Body Anamorphic lens? I’m not asking concerning the Canon EOS R5 C as the present transport date signifies April 4th. Please share your ideas within the remark part under.