Distinguished by its low distortion and smooth, natural color rendering, the ARRI Master Anamorphic 180mm T2.8 is the longest lens in the series, featuring a narrow field of view, relatively compact size, and very high speed. The lens is super color-matched to other ARRI/ZEISS primes and ARRI/FUJINON zooms and its 15-blade iris produces cinematic-looking, oval bokeh with distinct focus fall-off. The exceptional optics ensure minimal breathing when focusing and no "fat face/anamorphic mumps" effect on your subjects.
- Cinematic bokeh with high contrast and smooth focus fall-off
- Low-distortion optics, no distortion compensation in post necessary
- Smooth and pleasant skin tones
- Precise, natural color rendition
- Uniformally illuminated out-of-focus highlights
- Straight lines stay straight
- No visible performance drop at corners, full 23.9:1 image format remains usable
- Large aperture of T2.8 for shallow depth-of-field, usable at any distance
- No image breathing and no anamorphic distortions (anamorphic mumps/fat face effect)
- Super 35 Cinemascope format
- ARRI PL mount with feet markings
- Relatively compact size, minimal weight, very high speed
- LDS electronic contacts for metadata transmission
- Compatible with ARRI LDS Extender 1.4x and 2.0x for extending to 250mm and 360mm respectively
- 180mm focal length for capturing distant subjects
- Close focus distance of 4.9'
- Smooth, manual focus and aperture rings
Perfectly combining compact size, minimal weight, very high speed, and exceptional optical design, the Master Anamorphics deliver beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds and a smooth, cinematic look, while being as fast and easy to use on set as other modern cine lenses.
By using the ARRI Master Anamorphic Toolkit, the front and rear glass elements can be exchanged with the regular Master Anamorphic elements in a matter of minutes, since each flare element is pre-aligned in a metal frame. A set of Master Anamorphics effectively becomes four different anamorphic lens sets, each suitable for different flaring requirements while maintaining the famously distortion-free optical performance.