Master Anamorphic Lenses

A range of seven high-performance prime lenses, the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic series represents a significant step forward in the technology and practicality of anamorphic cinematography for 35 format digital and film cameras. 

For the first time, a perfect combination of compact size, minimal weight, very high speed and exceptional optical design with minimal distortion has been achieved in a set of anamorphics. With beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds and a smooth, cinematic look, the Master Anamorphic lenses are as fast and easy to use on set as other modern cine lenses.

At a glance

 

  • Low distortion for uncompromised cinemascope
  • Cinematic bokeh with high contrast and nice focus fall-off
  • Beautiful skin tones and precise color rendition
  • Characteristic oval out-of-focus highlights

 

 


Main Features

 

  • Low distortion for uncompromised cinemascope
    • straight lines stay straight
    • no distortion compensation in post necessary
    • low distortion even at close focus
  • Cinematic bokeh with high contrast and nice focus fall-off
    • very smooth out-of-focus image
    • immersive look
  • Beautiful skin tones and precise color rendition
    • smooth and pleasant skin tones
    • natural crispy color rendition
  • Characteristic out-of-focus highlights
    • oval and uniform illuminated out-of-focus highlights
    • smooth iris shape because of 15 aperture blades
  • Large image field for full freedom in composition
    • full 2.39:1 format is useable for image composition
    • no visible image drop at the corners
  • Large aperture of T1.9 for shallow depth of focus
    • T1.9 useable with any focal length at any distance
    • overcomes the old rule: “anamorphics need to be stopped down to T4.5”
  • Virtually no image breathing
  • No anamorphic mumps (fat face effect)
  • Super color matched to other ARRI/ZEISS primes and ARRI/Fujinon zooms
  • ARRI Lens Data System (LDS) for lens metadata

Name: Master Anamorphic MA 28/T1.9 Master Anamorphic MA 35/T1.9 Master Anamorphic MA 40/T1.9  
Lens Mount (1): PL LDS PL LDS PL LDS  
Aperture: T1.9 - T22 T1.9 - T22 T1.9 - T22  
Close Focus (2): 0.65 m / 2'3" 0.75 m / 2'6" 0.70 m / 2'4"  
Magnification Ratio (3): H: 1:32.3 V: 1:16.4 H: 1:32.3, V: 1: 16.1 H: 1:25.6, V: 1: 12.8  
Length (4): 183 mm / 7.2" 183 mm / 7.2" 183 mm / 7.2"  
Length (12): 235 mm / 9.3" 235 mm / 9.3" 235 mm / 9.3"  
Front Diameter (5): 114 mm / 4.5" 95 mm / 3.7" 95 mm / 3.7"  
Maximum Housing Diameter: 114 mm / 4.5" 114 mm / 4.5" 114 mm / 4.5"  
Weight (Kg): 2,5 2.6 2.7  
Weight (lb): 5,5 5.7 6  
Entrance Pupil (6) (mm) -188 -179 -177  
Entrance Pupil (6) (inch) -7,04 -7.04 -6.96  
Angle of view H - V
Super 35 Cinemascope (8)
ID = 29.26 mm (7)
78° – 36° 65° - 30° 59° - 26°  
         
Name: Master Anamorphic MA 50/T1.9 Master Anamorphic MA 60/T1.9 Master Anamorphic MA 75/T1.9  
Lens Mount (1): PL LDS PL LDS PL LDS  
Aperture: T1.9 - T22 T1.9 - T22 T1.9 - T22  
Close Focus (2): 0.75 m / 2'6" 0.90 m / 3' 0.90 m / 3'  
Magnification Ratio (3): H: 1:22.2, V: 1: 11.1. H: 1:24.3, V: 1: 12.2 H: 1:19.6, V: 1: 9.8  
Length (4): 183 mm / 7.2". 183 mm / 7.2" 183 mm / 7.2"  
Length (12): 235 mm / 9.3" 235 mm / 9.3" 235 mm / 9.3"  
Front Diameter (5): 95 mm / 3.7" 95 mm / 3.7" 95 mm / 3.7"  
Maximum Housing Diameter: 114 mm / 4.5" 114 mm / 4.5" 114 mm / 4.5"  
Weight (Kg): 2.6 2.7 2.6  
Weight (lb): 5.7 6 5.7  
Entrance Pupil (6) (mm) -171 -152 -137  
Entrance Pupil (6) (inch) -6.75 -5.99 -5.38  
Angle of view H - V
Super 35 Cinemascope (8)
ID = 29.26 mm (7)
48° - 21° 41° - 18° 33° - 14°  
         
Name: Master Anamorphic MA 100/T1.9 Master Anamorphic MA 135/T1.9 Master Anamorphic MA 180/T1.9  
Lens Mount (1): PL LDS PL LDS    
Aperture: T1.9 - T22 T1.9 - T22 T2.8 - T22  
Close Focus (2): 0.95 m / 3'1'' 1.20 m / 3'11" 1.5 m / 5'  
Magnification Ratio (3): H: 1:14.7, V: 1: 7.4 H: 1:15.6, V: 1: 7.8 H: 1:15.9 V: 1:7.9  
Length (4): 210 mm / 8.1'' 226 mm / 9.1" 226 mm / 9.1''  
Length (12): 262 mm / 10.2'' 278 mm / 10.7" 278 mm / 10.7''  
Front Diameter (5): 95 mm / 3.7" 95 mm / 3.7" 95 mm / 3.7"  
Maximum Housing Diameter: 114 mm / 4.5" 114 mm / 4.5" 114 mm / 4.5"  
Weight (Kg): 3.1 3.8 3,2  
Weight (lb): 6.8 8.4 7.1  
Entrance Pupil (6) (mm): -146 -129 -98  
Entrance Pupil (6) (inch): -5.74 -5,09 -3,86  
Angle of view H - V
Super 35 Cinemascope (8)
ID = 29.26 mm (7)
25° - 11° 19° - 8° 14° – 6°  

(1) Positive locking (PL) 54 mm stainless steel lens mount with Lens Data System (LDS) contacts

(2)
Close focus is measured from the film/sensor plane
(3)
Magnification ratio is the relationship of the size of an object on the film/sensor plane (first number) to the size of that object in real life (second number) at the close focus setting; Horizontal (H) and vertical (V)

(4)
Length is measured from the lens mount to the front of the lens housing

(5)
Diameter of the lens/matte box interface

(6)
The distance from the entrance pupil to the film/sensor plane at focus = infinity. Positive numbers indicated an entrance pupil behind, negative numbers indicated an entrance pupil in front the film/sensor plane. The entrance pupil (often mistakenly called "nodal point") is the center of perspective; moving the camera/lens system around the center of the entrance pupil prevents parallax errors. While largerly irrelevant for live action, this measurement is important for special effects work.

(7)
The image diameter (ID) is the diameter of the image circle needed for the respective format. These lenses are designed for the largest ID given here.

(8)
Horizontal (H) and vertical (V)  angles of view for a Super 35 Cinemascope camera aperture (dimensions 22,5mm x 18,7mm / 0.8858" x 0.7362")

(12)
Length is measured from the image to the front of the lens housing

Data Sheets
22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 28/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 35/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 40/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 50/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 60/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 75/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 100/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 135/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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22 Jul 2016 Master Anamorphic - 180/T1.9 - Data Sheet
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Technical Information
18 Apr 2016 ARRI-ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses - Schaerfentiefen Tabelle
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18 Apr 2016 ARRI-ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses - Depth-of-field Tables
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Brochures
24 Apr 2014 ARRI Lenses Brochure 2014
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Leaflet
18 Apr 2016 ARRI Master Anamorphic Lenses - Product Leaflet 2016
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16 Mar 2016 ARRI-ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses - Promo Leaflet
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13 Apr 2015 ARRI Master Anamorphic Lenses - Product Leaflet 2015
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