ARRI/ZEISS Unveil Two New Master Anamorphic Lenses
Posted on Apr 19, 2016 by Julian Mitchell
ARRI has introduced two new focal lengths to the Master Anamorphic series, extending the range at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends. The 28 mm MA28 shares the fast T1.9 aperture speed of all seven preceding Master Anamorphics, making it ideal for low light work and shallow depth of field. For such a long focal length, the 180 mm MA180 has a great fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm.
The MA180 is optimised to be used together with the ARRI LDS Extender 1.4x to extend the focal length to 250 mm, and with the LDS Extender 2.0x to achieve a focal length of 360 mm. This means that the ARRI anamorphic lens system, comprising nine Master Anamorphics and the Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom AUWZ 19-36/T4.2, now covers a wide focal length range of 19 mm to 360 mm.