ARRI 12mm Master Prime Lens (PL LDS, Meters)

ARRI 12mm Master Prime Lens (PL LDS, Meters)

ARRI 12mm Master Prime Lens (PL LDS, Meters)

B&H # ARMP12T13M MFR # K2.47618.0

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Product Highlights

  • Covers Super 35 Sensor Size
  • PL Mount with LDS (Lens Data System)
  • T1.3 to T22 Aperture Range
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • Clickless Iris Ring
  • Marked in Meters
  • 16" Minimum Focus Distance
  • Weighs 6.4 Pounds
  • Aspherical Elements / Minimal Aberration
  • Consistent F/I/Z Ring Positions
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ARRI Master Prime overview

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The 12mm Master Prime is one in a set of 16 from ARRI/Zeiss featuring excellent resolution, advanced contrast, almost no breathing, and a fast T1.3 aperture for achieving shallow depth-of-field. Ranging from 12mm to 150mm, the Master Primes offer the skin tones and color rendition for which Zeiss is noted, and are color-matched for consistency across the set. These lenses incorporate an iris with at least nine blades for a cinematic-looking bokeh with distinct focus fall-off. Dual floating elements provide optimal close-focus performance, minimizing breathing when focusing. The advanced T*XP coating reduces reflections and glare while improving contrast.

Designed with aspherical elements for minimal chromatic aberration, the ARRI/Zeiss Master Primes provide optimal image quality and clean chroma-keying. High resolution is maintained in image corners even when the lens is used wide open and at close focus. Each lens features a PL mount and a built-in LDS system for transferring lens data to compatible cameras. The expanded focus scale has generous room for marks, and it sports fluorescent engravings for easier viewing in low-light settings. The focus ring has markings in both feet and metric; the ring may be reversed from one to the other by a qualified shop technician.

This 12mm Master Prime Lens features a 16" minimum focus distance, focus marks set in meters, a relatively light weight of 6.4 pounds, and a compact length of 7.8 ". This family of lenses features consistent placement of focus, iris, and zoom rings for easier use with follow focus, zoom control, and F/I/Z wireless systems. While most of the Master Primes have a uniform 114mm front diameter, the wide angle 12mm has a front diameter of 156mm.


Superior resolution and contrast with virtually no breathing
Covers Super 35 sensors
Fast, maximum T1.3 aperture enables shooting in low light and produces shallow depth of field
Color-matched across the set
Aspherical elements for reduced chromatic aberration
PL mount with integrated LDS system for transferring lens data to compatible cameras
Relatively lightweight, compact form factor with 156mm front diameter
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ARRI 12mm Master Prime Lens (PL LDS, Meters)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ARRI Master Prime specs

    Focal Length 12mm
    Lens Mount PL LDS
    Aperture Range T1.3-22
    Close Focus Distance 16" (0.4 m)
    Magnification Ratio 1:16.5
    Front Diameter 6.1" (156mm)
    Maximum Diameter 6.3" (159mm)
    Angle of View (HxV) Standard 35, ID = 27.2 mm: 83.87° -66.44° - 96.13°
    DIN Super 35, ID = 30 mm: 88.85° - 72.70° - 101.97°
    ANSI Super 35, ID = 31.14 mm: 90.98° - 74.78° - 104.26°
    * ID is the diameter of the image circle needed for the respective format
    Iris Blades 9 or more (not further specified by manufacturer)
    Length 7.8" (197 mm)
    Weight 6.4 lb (2.9 kg)

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    ARRI Master Prime accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • AJA CION
    • ARRI ALEXA SXT Studio
    • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K
    • Canon EOS C200 PL
    • Canon EOS C300 Mark II PL
    • Canon EOS C700 GS PL
    • Canon EOS C700 PL
    • For.A FT-ONE
    • For.A FT-ONE-OPT
    • Panasonic VariCam 35
    • Panasonic VariCam 35B
    • Panasonic VariCam LT
    • Sony PMW-F5
    • Sony PMW-F55
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