The Arri 28mm T1.9 Master Anamorphic (PL) is a premium PL-mount lens that provides a cinematic, 2x-squeeze image while maximizing contrast with minimal focus breathing and fantastic color reproduction down to T1.9. Key features include:
For Super 35 sensors providing up to 29.26mm coverage
2x anamorphic squeeze and fast T1.9 aperture
PL LDS mount for lens data reporting to compatible cameras
Low-distortion, high-contrast image with minimal breathing
Premium Anamorphic by ARRI/Zeiss. This Arri 28mm T1.9 lens is part of the Master Anamorphic line of lenses, a set of primes designed and built through a partnership between ARRI and Zeiss to fulfill the most demanding anamorphic lens needs of filmmakers. You’ve found la crème de la crème.
The Anamorphic Look. This lens is an anamorphic design that in the most basic of explanations squeezes your captured image into a smaller sensor (or previously film) area. This lens does it very well. Oval bokeh and lens flares are subtle but beautifully rendered here with the default master anamorphic flare set.
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 small anamorphic lens that doesn’t breathe and has no distortion. The more clinical take on this type of lens is well suited for critical shots that require knowing exactly how the glass will perform in a variety of shooting conditions.
Compatibility. This lens’s compatibility is tricky. Vignetting can occur on large Super 35 sensors like the RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K S35 Brain, but the vignetted footage may work for you depending on your project’s final aspect ratio.
Will this lens cause vignetting on my camera?
If you’re using a full frame or VistaVision camera, yes. This lens is designed only for Super35 sensors and will vignette on larger sensors.
If you’re using an ARRI Super35 sensor camera, this lens will not vignette.
If you’re using anything other than an ARRI Super35 sensor camera, you might experience vignetting, but then again it might not affect your final image.
Manual Focus Only
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