Arri Ultra Prime Lens Set

Need some very cinema-y primes lenses? Well Arri and Carl Zeiss have made them for you! Based on the latest in design methods, optical glass, and findings on suppression of reflexes and stray light, Carl Zeiss and its partner Arri have introduced a new generation of fast prime lenses, the Ultra Primes. These lenses have the widest focal range of any prime lens set available to cover every cinematic need. These are lightweight standard speed lenses that are the perfect optical match to the high speed Master Prime lenses and retain their excellent image quality even at close focus across the whole Super 35 frame.

The Arri Ultra Prime lenses come with large, easy to read calibrated scales, uniform diameters and position of focus and aperture drive rings. The optical performance is superb, even wide open. Floating elements keep the optical performance up all the way to the close-focusing limit and distortion is well controlled, as is breathing, especially with the wider angle lenses, where it counts most.

The optical glass in these lenses was especially selected to ensure unified colour characteristics. As the inventor of optical anti-reflex coating, Carl Zeiss however augments this with a T* multiple-layer anti-reflex coating system for individual lens surfaces, which is adapted so that the colour characteristics of all lenses of the entire set lie close together with very narrow tolerances. Put simply: the Ultra Primes lenses are super colour-matched.

Our set is comprised of 5 lenses – 16mm, 24mm, 32mm, 50mm and 85mm –  all of which are T1.9:

Why not stick these on our Arri Alexa Mini or Sony Venice for that total cinema look?

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Arri Ultra Prime Lens Specs

Type: Distagon T*
Aperture: T1.9 – T22
Close focus:
16mm – 0.25m/1′,
24mm – 0.3m/1′,
32mm – 0.35m/1 1/4′,
50mm – 0.6m/2′,
85mm – 0.9m/3′
Length (lens mount to front): 91mm/3.6″
Horizontal angle of view, ANSI Super 35, l’=12.45mm:
16mm – 75.2°
24mm – 55.8°
32mm – 43.0°
50mm – 27.2°
85mm – 17.1°
Horizontal angle of view, DIN Super 35, l’=12.45mm:
16mm – 75.6°
24mm – 54.2°
32mm – 41.6°
50mm – 26.2°
85mm – 16.5°
Horizontal angle of view, Normal 35, l’=11.00mm:
16mm – 70.8°
24mm – 50.2°
32mm – 38.2°
50mm – 24.0°
85mm – 15.2°
Front diameter: 95mm/3.7″
16mm – 1.2kg/2.6lbs
24mm – 1.0kg/2.2lbs
32mm – 1.1kg/2.4lbs
50mm – 1.0kg/2.2lbs
85mm – 1.2kg/2.6lbs