Sirui releases Night Walker 16mm T1.2 S35 cine lens across 5 mount options

Image credit: Sirui Announced in mid-April, Sirui has released the Night Walker 16mm T1.2 S35 cine lens, its latest addition to the Night Walker line of APS-C / Super35 cine lenses. It is available starting today for Canon RF, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X, and L mounts.Recent Videos The 16mm (24mm equiv on APS-C) prime lens is composed of 14 elements in 5 groups, which include three extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to reduce chromatic aberration. It also has a 13-bladed aperture. The controls are fully manual, which isn't unusual for a cine lens. Along the barrel is an aperture ring and focus ring. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.3m (11.9"). It is compact at about 93mm (3.7") and weighs about 587g (1.3 lbs), but depending on your mount choice, these measurements shift a few grams or millimeters. Sirui's Night Walker line is touted as having excellent low-light performance, which the company says helps solo filmmakers reduce the need for external fill lighting. It promises sharp visuals with minimal focus breathing. Listed at $400, but available for $340 at an 'early bird' discount, the lens presents an intriguing value proposition, one which may be best suited for casual users curious about cine lenses who aren't sure if they need to invest in more expensive gear. There was no clear word on whether the Night Walker 75mm T1.2 S35 cine lens, which was also announced last month, would be available soon. Buy now: $340 at Amazon $340 at Sirui

May 15, 2024 - 11:50
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Sirui releases Night Walker 16mm T1.2 S35 cine lens across 5 mount options
Image credit: Sirui

Announced in mid-April, Sirui has released the Night Walker 16mm T1.2 S35 cine lens, its latest addition to the Night Walker line of APS-C / Super35 cine lenses. It is available starting today for Canon RF, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X, and L mounts.

Recent Videos

The 16mm (24mm equiv on APS-C) prime lens is composed of 14 elements in 5 groups, which include three extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to reduce chromatic aberration. It also has a 13-bladed aperture.

The controls are fully manual, which isn't unusual for a cine lens. Along the barrel is an aperture ring and focus ring. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.3m (11.9"). It is compact at about 93mm (3.7") and weighs about 587g (1.3 lbs), but depending on your mount choice, these measurements shift a few grams or millimeters.

Sirui's Night Walker line is touted as having excellent low-light performance, which the company says helps solo filmmakers reduce the need for external fill lighting. It promises sharp visuals with minimal focus breathing.

Listed at $400, but available for $340 at an 'early bird' discount, the lens presents an intriguing value proposition, one which may be best suited for casual users curious about cine lenses who aren't sure if they need to invest in more expensive gear.

There was no clear word on whether the Night Walker 75mm T1.2 S35 cine lens, which was also announced last month, would be available soon.


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