Ultra Prime Lenses

The Ultra Prime Lenses have the widest focal range of any 35mm prime lens set available to cover every cinematic need: from the unique Ultra Prime 8R extreme wide angle lens to the best telephoto lens designed specifically for motion pictures, the Ultra Prime 180 mm, giving you the flexibility to get the coverage you want.

Ultra Prime Lenses retain their excellent image quality even at close focus across the whole Super 35 frame. They are lightweight standard speed lenses that are a perfect optical match to the high speed Master Prime Lenses.

The Ultra Prime Lenses have been co-developed by ARRI and ZEISS, are manufactured by ZEISS, and are sold exclusively by ARRI.


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Film produced with the amira multicam.





The Scythian

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange



Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek: Beyond





Im off then

I'm off then



Rückkehr des Königs

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Zwei Türme

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


  • 15 modern high performance prime lenses (T.1.9)
  • Widest focal length range: 8 - 180 mm
  • ARRI Ultra Prime 8R, an extreme wide angle lens
  • Superior close focus ability


The Ultra Primes…are the only lenses that perceive light and color the way my eyes do.

Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi (known for: The Great Beauty, Youth, Cheyenne - This Must Be the Place and many more)

I chose Ultra Prime lenses to be sure of having maximum definition.

Bruno Delbonnel, AFC, ASC (Film credits include: A Very Long Engagement, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Inside Llewyn Davis and many more)

ARRI and ZEISS really did make a good set of lenses with the Ultras – they’re lightweight, with superb quality and resolution.

Remi Adefarasin, OBE, BSC (Feature Film credits include: Elizabeth, Band of Brothers, Me Before You and many more)

Robust, compact, matched, reliable. They stand the test of long haul projects like THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Andrew Lesnie, ACS, ASC (Feature Film credits include: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I Am Legend and many more)

Technical Data


Ultra Prime T2.8/8R

Ultra Prime T2/12 mm

Ultra Prime T1.9/14 mm

Ultra Prime T1.9/16 mm


Distagon T*

Distagon T*

Distagon T*

Distagon T*


T2.8 to T22

T2 to T22

T1.9 to T22

T1.9 to T22

Close focus(5)

0.35m / 1 1/4'

0.3m / 1'

0.22m / 3/4'

0.25m / 1'

Length (lens mount to front)

130mm / 5.1"

140mm / 5.5"

112mm / 4.4"

94mm / 3.7"

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