zeiss master prime high speed lens in action.

Master Prime Lenses

The Master Prime Lenses are both fast and have an optical performance surpassing that of all standard speed primes. There are new creative opportunities with these lenses, making shots possible that would have been considered impossible before. The Master Primes have been co-developed by ARRI and ZEISS, are manufactured by ZEISS, and are sold exclusively by ARRI.


Cover of the movie "The Irishman", shot with the compact movie camera, alexa mini in combination with the master prime lenses.

The Irishman

Cover of the film "Glass". This film was shot with the help of the Alexa Mini, SXT W and the high speed lens.


Cover of the movie Bram Stoker's Dracula. This was shot with the support of zeiss master prime high speed lens.




chinese women's volleyball was filmed using a high speed prime lens.

Chinese Women's Volleyball

Cover of the film Corpus Christi, which was filmed using ARRI master prime lenses.

Corpus Christi

The Last Black Man in San Francisco was produced with the use of master prime lenses.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Cover of Knives Out, filmed with the alexa mini and master prime lenses.

Knives Out

Cover of the movie "Us". This film was shot with the compact movie camera ALEXA Mini, sxt w and the Master Primes.


Cover of the Marvel production Spider-Man: Far from Home. Produced using ARRI Master Prime Lenses.

Spider-Man: Far from Home


  • 16 high speed prime lenses (T1.3)
  • 12 - 150 mm
  • Higher resolution & contrast
  • No geometric distortion
  • Dramatically reduced flare
  • Virtually no breathing


I love the way the Master Primes are – one of the best lenses probably ever made…they allow you to have clean images, and that I like very much.

Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki ASC, AMC (known for: The Revenant, Gravity, Birdman, Children of Men and many more)

The ARRI/ZEISS Master Primes are the best lenses I have ever worked with; there seems to be no breathing at all through the focus range.

Cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub, BVK, ASC (known for: Independence Day, Stargate, Moon 44 and many more)

I've long been a fan of ARRI Master Prime Lenses, their optical quality is superb.

Cinematographer Danny Cohen BSC (known for: Les Misérables, The King's Speech, Brexit: The Uncivil War and many more)

The image quality is absolutely beautiful. It is sharp without feeling clinical and neutral in tone.

Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC (known for: The Kite Runner, The Host, Finding Neverland and many more)

Technical Data


ARRI Master Prime 12/T1.3

ARRI Master Prime 14/T1.3

ARRI Master Prime 16/T1.3

ARRI Master Prime 18/T1.3

Lens Mount(1)






T1.3 - T22

T1.3 - T22

T1.3 - T22

T1.3 - T22

Close Focus(2)

0.40 m / 16"

0.35 m / 14"

0.35 m / 14"

0.35 m / 14"

Magnification Ratio(3)





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