By B&H Photo's
The 12mm Master Prime is one in a set of 16 from ARRI, featuring excellent resolution, advanced contrast, almost no breathing, and a fast T1.3 aperture for achieving shallow depth of field. Ranging from 12 to 150mm, the Super35-format 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 falloff. Dual floating elements provide optimal close-focus performance, minimizing breathing when focusing. The advanced T*XP coating reduces reflections and glare while improving contrast.
Optimal Image Quality
- Designed with aspherical elements for minimal chromatic aberration, the ARRI 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 qualified users.
Consistent Design Across Series
- This 12mm Master Prime Lens features a 16" minimum focus distance, focus marks set in meters, a relatively light weight of 6.4 lb, 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 FIZ wireless systems. While most of the Master Primes have a uniform 114mm front diameter, the wide-angle 12mm has a front diameter of 156mm.