ARRI Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom

ARRI’s Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom AUWZ 19-36/T4.2 is a unique lens that perfectly complements the Master Anamorphics by extending the range to cover extreme wide-angle focal lengths between 19 mm and 36 mm, without any sacrifice in image quality. The telecentric optical design of the AUWZ means that it has highly uniform field illumination, from the center to the very corners of the image. Focus breathing is virtually non-existent, distortion is kept to an absolute minimum and straight lines stay straight, even at close focus. The cutting-edge lens technologies built into the AUWZ render an inverted image at the sensor plane – a side-effect of the unique design that is overcome with the simple press of a button on most high-end digital cinema cameras.

With a minimum object distance just beyond the front lens element, the AUWZ allows dramatic and highly emotive anamorphic close-ups that simply haven’t been possible before. Flares, which are very well controlled by the multilayer, anti-reflective lens coating, generate a creaminess around highlights that gives night shots an ethereal and magic quality. Built-in ARRI Lens Data System (LDS) functionality provides precise lens metadata for zoom, focus and aperture settings, simplifying complex shot-making on set and smoothing visual effects workflows in post.


  • Very low distortion, even at 19 mm
  • Exceptional corner-to-corner image performance
  • Virtually no image breathing
  • Uniform field illumination
  • Extreme close focus up to the front lens element 
  • Fixed entrance pupil position over the entire zoom range
  • LDS lens metadata for on-set tasks and VFX in post
  • Complements the Master Anamorphic lenses
  • Unique anamorphic flares


I have found the AUWZ to be a perfect complementary tool to the Master Anamorphics. With it I can shoot extreme wide angles whilst maintaining consistent backgrounds and undistorted horizons.

Cinematographer Matias Boucard

Technical Data


Super 35 Cinemascope

Entrance pupil position

(from image plane)


Sensor size (mm)

22.5 x 18.7


Image circle (mm)



Focal length 19 mm

H= 100.8°

V= 52.0°

414.9 mm



Focal length 24 mm

H= 87.4°

V= 42.2°

414.4 mm



Focal length 28 mm

H= 78.5°

V= 36.6°

413.9 mm



Focal length 32 mm

H= 71.1°

V= 32.3°

413.2 mm



Focal length 36 mm

H= 64.9°

V= 28.9°

412.5 mm



Lens Mount(1)



T4.2 - T22

Close Focus(2)

0.6 m / 2 ft

Magnification Ratio(3)

1:10.2 (H) / 1:5.1 (V) @ f=36 mm


397.1 mm / 15.634“

Length (including flange focal distance)(5)

449.1 mm / 17.681“

Max. Diameter (excluding front and gear)

112 mm / 4.409“

180° optical image rotation


Maximum Housing Diameter


Front Diameter(6)

114 mm / 4.488“

Weight (kg / lbs)

5.5 kg / 12.1 lbs

Item number meter


Item number feet


(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) Length (including flange focal distance) is measured from the image to the front of the lens housing.

(6) Diameter of the lens/matte box interface. 


ARRI Lenses Brochure
Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom product leaflet