Ultra Wide Zoom

ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom

The ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 is the first super wide-angle zoom lens for the professional cine market. With an unusually accommodating image circle of 34.5 mm, the UWZ has been designed for both existing and future generations of large-sensor digital cameras, incorporating patented, cutting-edge lens technologies that overcome known problems with previous wide-angle zooms. The optical performance of this telecentric design is comparable to, or even exceeds, that of high-end wide-angle prime lenses. For maximum flexibility and cost efficiency on set, the UWZ can easily replace a complete range of wide-angle primes.

Optimized for the requirements of VFX applications, the UWZ is ideal for plate shots or any other situation where maximum image quality is vital. Distortion is at a level of less than 1% at 9.5 mm and less than 0.1% at 18 mm, which means that straight lines stay straight, even at close focus. Due to a new multilayer, anti-reflective coating, flare and veiling glare are reduced to an absolute minimum. The near telecentric optical design means that the UWZ has a highly uniform field illumination, from the center to the very corners of the image. Built-in ARRI Lens Data System (LDS) functionality provides precise lens metadata for zoom, focus and aperture settings, smoothing postproduction workflows. 

Features

  • Future-proof image circle of 34.5 mm for large sensor cameras
  • Zoom index marker
  • Very low image distortion, even at 9.5 mm
  • Virtually no image breathing
  • Uniform field illumination, even at close focus
  • Fixed entrance pupil position over the entire zoom range
  • Built-in lens support
  • LDS for lens metadata in VFX applications
  • Exchangeable matte box interfaces (dia. 134 mm and 156 mm)
  • Matches other ARRI/FUJINON and ARRI/ZEISS lenses
  • Included in delivery: ARRI-PL-LDS and Canon EF mount

Quote

The Ultra Wide Zoom is an incredible lens with superb qualities – so clean and with no distortion. I shot an entire project with the UWZ and it provided boundless storytelling possibilities.

Cinematographer Luo Pan (Known for: The Sacred Arrow, I Am Not Madame Bovary, Mr. Six and many more)

Technical Data

Sensor size (mm)

Image circle (mm)

Camera

Focal length 

9.5 mm

Focal length

12 mm

Focal length

14 mm

23.76 x 13.37

27.26

ALEXA HD

V=70.3°

H=103.0°

D=110.6°

V=58.3°

H=89.5°

D=97.4°

V=51.1°

H=80.6°

D=88.5°

22 x 16

27.20

Normal 35

V=80.3°

H=98.6°

D=110.5°

V=67.4°

H=85.1°

D=97.3°

V=59.5°

H=76.3°

D=88.3°

24 x 18

30.00

DIN Super 35

V=87.0°

H=103.5°

D=115.7°

V=73.8°

H=90.1°

D=102.9°

V=65.5°

H=81.2°

D=94.0°

Video Room

Ultra Wide Zoom aerial shoot - Thumbnail
2018-12-13

Ultra Wide Zoom aerial shoot

The ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 is an exceptionally high-performing, distortion-free wide-angle zoom lens for the professional cine market. Cinematographer Bill Bennett, ASC, recently combined the UWZ with an ALEXA M on an aerial shoot in the skies above LA, using an MBB Bo 105 helicopter and Gyron gyro-stabilized mount from Wolfe Air Aviation.

Ultra Wide Zoom: perfect for VFX - Thumbnail
2018-12-13

Ultra Wide Zoom: perfect for VFX

A short film highlighting the extraordinary optical qualities of the ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9, including minimal distortion, even illumination and corner-to-corner sharpness.

Ultra Wide Zoom 9 - Thumbnail
2018-12-13

Ultra Wide Zoom 9

Cinematographer Tom Faehrmann puts the new ARRI UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 super wide-angle zoom through its paces, taking the prototype out for a test shoot around Munich.

Downloads

2019-11-06
Camera System Highlights - Brochure 2019
2018-04-12
ARRI Lenses Brochure
2018-12-04
Ultra Wide Zoom datasheet
2019-10-24
Ultra Wide Zoom - Product Leaflet 2016