Sirui is one of those making these new anamorphic lenses that are bringing anamorphic capture to the masses. That f/1.8 aperture will help you realize a shallow |depth of field| and take full advantage of the anamorphic look. Tom does report that Sirui has kept the optics quite sharp even with the anamorphic optics.
Prior to these Sirui offerings, anamorphic was tough and expensive. There are now some entry-level options from smartphone attachments, to lens adapters, to simply affordable lenses themselves. Also, keep in mind the minimum focus is around 4’, so tighter shots might be tough without some extra diopters. These new APS-C lenses are designed to be affordable in the sub-$1,000 range and are available for most common mirrorless mounts. Cinema lenses were extremely pricey and some….