We’ve already reported on the upcoming SIRUI Jupiter full-frame cine lenses (three primes and one zoom), but now they’re here: the accompanying Indiegogo campaign has just launched, and you can now financially back their production by ‘pre-ordering’ these lenses.
SIRUI was originally a manufacturer of well-made yet affordable tripods and other camera support systems, but a few years back they ventured into new waters by adding cine lenses to their portfolio. Today, not only do spherical cine lenses bear the SIRUI logo but anamorphic lenses can also be found in stores.
So today, a new series of full-frame spherical lenses was launched on the popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo: The SIRUI Jupiter series consists of three prime lenses (24mm T2 Macro, 35mm T2 Macro, 50mm T2 Macro) and one zoom lens (28-85mm T3.2).
All four lenses are available with either Canon EF or PL mounts and can be easily adapted to Sony E or Canon RF mounts.
SIRUI Jupiter lenses now on Indiegogo
Since we are talking about a series here, all three prime lenses share a number of features and characteristics in order to maintain consistency throughout: Similarly positioned (geared) focus and aperture rings, the same 92mm front filter thread (outer diameter: 95mm), and the same 1/4-20″ support thread.
All three lenses feature both metric and imperial focus scales, the same T2-22 aperture with 11 rounded blades, and a close focus distance of 0.24m across the entire lens lineup, allowing for very nice close-up and macro shots.
The focus throw is 200° on the 24mm and 35mm T2 and 220° on the 50mm T2. The lens design of the 24mm T2 consists of 13 elements in 11 groups, the 35mm T2 has 14 elements in 11 groups, and the 50mm T2 features 13 elements in 10 groups. Each lens weighs 1,1kg (2.43 lbs).
SIRUI Jupiter 28-85mm T3.2 zoom
Also available is the Jupiter 28-85mm T3.2 zoom lens. According to SIRUI, this 3x zoom lens is parfocal and has minimal focus breathing. It is available with either PL or Canon EF lens mounts, and there will be various adapters for Sony E and Canon RF cameras.
It weighs 2.5kg/5.5lbs, and it is 22.3cm/8.66″ long (Canon EF version). Focus rotation angle is 260° and the front filter thread takes 110mm filters (front diameter is 114mm, in case you fancy a matte box).
The SIRUI Jupiter 28-85mm T3.2 zoom sports 18 elements in 22 groups, and it also features 11 rounded aperture blades. The minimum focusing distance is 70cm/2.3ft.
The new SIRUI Jupiter Cine lenses will be available once the Indiegogo campaign concludes on June 9. As usual, the final price will be a bit higher, but if you want to support the production by pre-paying on Indiegogo, the prices are as follows:
- SIRUI Jupiter 24mm or 35mm or 50mm T2: $799 (instead of $999)
- Jupiter 24mm/35mm/50mm T2 set: $2238 (instead of $2797)
- Jupiter 28-85mm T3.2 zoom: $2319 (instead of $2899)
- SIRUI Jupiter full set (3 primes and the zoom): $4399 (instead of $5499)
What do you think? Would this new Jupiter line of cine lenses be something you’d like to see in your gear bag? Share your experiences in the comments below!