The ARRI 16mm T1.3 Master Prime is a premium high-speed PL-mount cine lens that provides excellent resolution, maximum contrast with minimal focus breathing, and fantastic color reproduction down to T1.3. Key features include:
Premium cine prime for Super 35 sensors
Superlative resolution and contrast; practically no breathing
Consistent focus, iris, and zoom ring positions
PL LDS mount reports lens data to compatible cameras
Pro-Grade Cine Prime by ARRI/Zeiss. The ARRI 16mm T1.3 is part of the Master Prime line of lenses, a set of primes designed and built through a partnership between ARRI and Zeiss to surpass other cine primes’ optical performance. They boast superlative resolution and contrast, practically no breathing, and fast apertures. You’ve found la crème de la crème.
PL LDS Mount for Accurate Lens Data. Master Anamorphic lenses feature ARRI’s PL mount paired with their Lens Data System (LDS) to transmit accurate lens metadata to compatible cameras. This is very useful for effects work and maintaining a consistent image throughout the editing process.
Glass That’s Worth the Price. The real achievement here is the accurate reproduction of contrast and color in a relatively compact lens that barely breathes and has no distortion. The Master Primes maintain their high resolution in the corners, even when you’re shooting wide open at close focus, and they excel at clean chroma-keying. The more clinical take on this type of lens is that they’re well suited for critical shots that require knowing exactly how the glass will perform in a variety of shooting conditions.
Cine Build. All of the Master Primes feature consistent focus, iris, and zoom ring positions for ease of use with follow-focus, zoom-control, and F/I/Z wireless systems. Most of the Master Primes, including this lens, have uniform 114mm front diameters so that you can use the same size filters, matte-box adapters, and the like. The 16mm has focus marks set in feet, a compact 8-inch length, a 14-inch minimum focusing distance, and is a reasonably lightweight 4.9 lbs.
Compatibility. While this lens is designed to cover Super 35 sensors, its image circle may not provide full sensor coverage on all S35 cameras depending on your recording format. If you have questions regarding sensor coverage, please contact us and a tech will be happy to help you determine whether this lens is right for your shoot.
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Standard 35 ID = 27.2mm: 70.07° – 53.79° – 81.76°
Manual Focus Only
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