How to shoot with wide-screen anamorphic lens? 5 tips for different scenarios

 It seems that the use of widescreen anamorphic lenses (cine lenses) is often seen in Hollywood movie masterpieces. Only top film and television teams are qualified to choose and use it.

 But in fact, it's not. The Sirui brand, dedicated to providing professional imaging equipment support for imaging teams, individual photographers and enthusiasts, has successively released two affordable widescreen anamorphic lenses in 2020. They are simplified in terms of price and operation, allowing amateur photographers to use this tool to create unique and stunning images.

No.1-Beautiful Portrait

Compared with ordinary lenses, the SIRUI widescreen anamorphic lens can increase the horizontal field of view by 33%. For close-up half-length portraits or mid-to-long range full-length portraits, good shooting results can be obtained.

The biggest visual perception is that with the same proportions of characters, more background environments are added at both ends of the screen. It will not let the bloated portrait "dominate the screen", but also let the picture show more about the relationship between the character and the background. Combined with the ultra-large aperture of F1.8, the just right virtual and real effect brings more levels and beauty to portrait shooting.

No.2-Broad scene

In addition to portrait shooting, scenic travel/documentary/Vlog is also one of the common shooting scenes. The charm of shooting with a wide-screen anamorphic lens is to make the whole scene visually wider.

No longer like the footage shot by a normal spherical lens, the upper and lower screens need to be cropped or masked. The wide-screen anamorphic lens can make full use of all the pixels under the shooting without loss of image quality and retain more details of the screen. , Just like personal experience, giving the audience a real sense of being in a cinema-level blockbuster.

No.3-Gourmet cooking

With the above-mentioned wide-range scenery shooting, how does it perform in the mid-range or close-up shots? Then feel its ability in a filming of gourmet food or dessert making.

The horizontal angle of view of the SIRUI 35mm/F1.8 1.33X widescreen anamorphic lens is equivalent to that of an ordinary 40mm lens. Its scene use is almost universal: it can display close-ups of food scenes and also suitable for scene content in the cooking process. Maybe No foodie audience can not fall in love with this coveted scene.


    Personal self-entertainment is far less than the excitement of a group of people. How to capture the joyful atmosphere with widescreen anamorphic lens in party scenes with friends, family, friends, buddies, etc.

      Try to start with props or decorations that have a significant atmosphere, such as red and green Christmas elements, red paper-cut Spring Festival atmosphere, a wedding scene in a snow-white dress, and turn the screen to the crowd's laughter and play. Even in a narrow and confined indoor scene, you can use the lens to obtain a wide viewfinder at a short shooting distance, allowing the long-lost joy to be released once again through the lens.

      No.5-Fast driving on highways

      With so many such warm scenes in front, do you also want to have some exciting scenes? Why not use a wide-screen anamorphic lens to take pictures of cars and create your own speed and passion.

      Thanks to the unique characteristics of wide-screen anamorphic lenses, horizontally long stripes of glare will appear when shooting strong light sources. Especially in the process of shooting a fast-moving car, the movement of the headlights in the picture also drives the dazzling change of the backlight drawing effect. Get rid of the post-processing special effects, and you can also easily take pictures of the car with a sense of science fiction.

      Do you have a new understanding of the scene of the SIRUI widescreen anamorphic lens? Or do you have more creative inspiration about anamorphic lenses? Please leave a message at the end of the article to share with us.

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