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ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Lens Mount Set (LPL)

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ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Lens Mount Set (LPL)
Key Features
  • Large-Format 4448 x 3096 Sensor
  • Native 4K Recording in ARRIRAW & ProRes
  • Large-Format Optimized LPL Lens Mount
  • Open Gate, 16:9 & 2.39:1 Anamorphic Mode
Built around a large-format 4K version of the original ALEXA sensor, the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF (LPL) camera in this Lens Mount Set offers native 4K recording in three sensor modes, with ARRIRAW or ProRes recording in LF Open Gate, LF 16:9, or LF 2.39:1 mode. The ALEXA LF combines large-format resolution with an optimal pixel size for excellent image quality producing vivid, nuanced images with natural skin tones and smooth bokeh. The ALEXA LF is designed with ARRI's LPL lens mount that has been optimized for large-format capture and is compatible with all PL-mount lenses with the use of a PL-to-LPL adapter. A wider diameter and shorter flange focal depth than the original ARRI PL mount enable LPL-mount lenses to be smaller and lighter than earlier large-format optics.
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ARRI ALEXA Mini LF Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Large Full-Frame Sensor with Three Operating Modes
  • 3Native 4K Recording with ALEXA Image Quality
  • 4Array of Recording Choices
  • 5Wide Exposure Latitude
  • 6New LPL Lens Mount
  • 7ARRI Signature Primes
  • 8Compatible with PL Lenses, ALEXA Accessories, and Workflow Tools
  • 9Image Processing
  • 10Internal ND Filter
  • 11Playback
By B&H Photo's

Built around a large-format 4K version of the original ALEXA sensor, the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF (LPL) camera in this Lens Mount Set offers native 4K recording in three sensor modes, with ARRIRAW or ProRes recording in LF Open Gate, LF 16:9, or LF 2.39:1 mode. The ALEXA LF combines large-format resolution with an optimal pixel size for excellent image quality producing vivid, nuanced images with natural skin tones and smooth bokeh. The ALEXA LF is designed with ARRI's LPL lens mount that has been optimized for large-format capture and is compatible with all PL-mount lenses with the use of a PL-to-LPL adapter. A wider diameter and shorter flange focal depth than the original ARRI PL mount enable LPL-mount lenses to be smaller and lighter than earlier large-format optics.

The ALEXA Mini LF is a hybrid of the ALEXA Mini and the ALEXA LF, as it retains the same LF sensor but the form factor of the Mini. The new exterior has a left-side media bay with two rows of connectors on the back and a slot to insert 1TB Codex media. It also features six user buttons, three more than the Mini, to configure to your preference. It also features extra 12 and 24V power outputs and a black burst/tri-level input. The audio connector is now 6-pin, so it doesn't conflict with the 5-pin timecode port.

The Mini LF offers an array of recording format choices in MXF ARRIRAW and MXF ProRes, recording to 1TB Codex capture drives. With a base sensitivity of EI 800, 16-bit processing, and a dynamic range of 14-plus stops, your footage is effectively future-proofed for compatibility with HDR displays. Frame rates up to 90 fps produce smooth slow motion and enable capture for higher-clarity HFR (High Frame Rate) projects.

An internal Large-Format Full-Spectrum Neutral Density (LF FSND) filter system features 0.6, 1.2, and 1.8 filters. Additional ALEXA Mini LF features include compatibility with existing ARRI Look files and workflow, clip playback in both MXF ARRIRAW or MXF ProRes, and 2-channel, 6-pin XLR audio input.

This Lens Mount Set includes the ALEXA Mini LF, the PL-to-LPL adapter, and the ARRI LPL lens mount so you can shoot with a variety of lenses on the ALEXA Mini LF.

Large Full-Frame Sensor with Three Operating Modes
Like the entire ALEXA line, the ALEXA Mini LF combines high resolution with an optimal pixel size for excellent image quality. The ALEXA LF offers a choice of recording in 4448 x 3096 Open Gate, 3840 x 2160 16:9, and 4448 x 1856 2.39:1 anamorphic.
Native 4K Recording with ALEXA Image Quality
The ALEXA Mini LF records vivid, nuanced images with natural-looking skin tones in native 4K. Its colorimetry is compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) workflows, providing a subtle, immersive look.
Array of Recording Choices
Recording rates (using Codex capture drives): Up to 40 fps in MXF ARRIRAW to 40 fps in MXF ProRes 4444 XQ in LF Open Gate, 90 fps in MXF ARRIRAW to 60 fps in MXF ProRes 4444 XQ in LF 16:9, and 60 fps in MXF ARRIRAW to 60 fps in MXF ProRes 4444 XQ in LF 2.39:1 anamorphic. MXF ARRIRAW and MXF ProRes 444 XQ/4444/422 HQ/422 options are available in all three sensor modes.
Wide Exposure Latitude
A base sensitivity of ASA 800, reduced noise, and a dynamic range of 14+ dovetails with HDR workflows.
New LPL Lens Mount
The LPL lens mount, designed specifically for large-format sensors, is integrated into the ALEXA Mini LF. With its wider diameter and shorter flange focal depth than the original ARRI PL mount, LPL-mount lenses can be designed smaller and lighter than earlier large-format optics.
ARRI Signature Primes
ARRI now offers a range of 16 large-format, LPL-mount Signature Prime lenses, ranging from 12 to 280mm. These separately available lenses display natural skin tones, smooth bokeh, and an organically pleasing look. The Signature Primes feature ARRI's quick and comprehensive LDS-2 lens metadata system and are constructed with machined magnesium for durability and lighter weights.
Compatible with PL Lenses, ALEXA Accessories, and Workflow Tools
The ALEXA Mini LF camera works with most ALEXA Mini-compatible lenses, accessories, and workflows. Use your favorite existing ARRI Look files and software tools with the ALEXA Mini LF. A separately available PL-to-LPL mount adapter attaches to any PL-mount lens, both Super 35 or full-frame. The ALEXA Mini LF transmits data from LDS-2, LDS-1, or Cooke /i lens data systems.
Image Processing
Internal: 16-bit linear processing in full ALEXA Wide Gamut/Log C color space
Target Output: Log C, Rec 709, or Rec 2020 color spaces
Supports ARRI Look File (ALF-2) with CDL values and a 3D LUT
3D LUTs available for SDR, HDR PQ, and HDR HLG
Internal ND Filter
Built-in Large-Format Full-Spectrum Neutral Density (LF FSND) filters can be changed between ND 0.6, 1.2, and 1.8.
Playback
Play back your MXF ARRIRAW or MXF ProRes clips from the ALEXA Mini LF.

ARRI ALEXA Mini LF Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
ARRI LPL
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 0 Megapixel (4448 x 3096)
Image Sensor
36.7 x 25.54 mm (ARRI Large Format) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
160 to 3200
Internal Recording Modes
ARRIRAW/MXF/ARRIRAW
4448 x 3096 up to 40 fps
4448 x 1856 up to 60.00 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 60.00 fps
2880 x 2880 up to 60.00 fps
3424 x 2202 up to 60.00 fps
MXF/ProRes/ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 4444/ProRes 4444XQ
4448 x 3096 up to 40 fps
4448 x 1856 up to 60.00 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 48.00 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 75/100 fps
2880 x 2880 up to 60.00 fps
3200 x 1800 up to 75 fps
2880 x 2160 up to 75 fps
External Recording Modes
No
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: Codex Compact Drive
Video I/O
2x BNC (6G-SDI) Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Imaging
Lens Mount
ARRI LPL
Lens Communication
Yes, Cooke /i, ARRI LDS, ARRI LDS-2
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 0 Megapixel (4448 x 3096)
Image Sensor
36.7 x 25.54 mm (ARRI Large Format) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Internal Filter Holder
No
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Global Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Speed
1 to 1/8000 Seconds
ISO Sensitivity Range
160 to 3200
Shutter Angle
5 to 356°
Advertised Dynamic Range
14 Stops
White Balance
2000 to 11,000K
Presets: Auto, Color Temperature, Manual
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ARRIRAW/MXF/ARRIRAW
4448 x 3096 up to 40 fps
4448 x 1856 up to 60.00 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 60.00 fps
2880 x 2880 up to 60.00 fps
3424 x 2202 up to 60.00 fps
MXF/ProRes/ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 4444/ProRes 4444XQ
4448 x 3096 up to 40 fps
4448 x 1856 up to 60.00 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 48.00 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 75/100 fps
2880 x 2880 up to 60.00 fps
3200 x 1800 up to 75 fps
2880 x 2160 up to 75 fps
External Recording Modes
No
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
ARRI Log C, Rec709, Rec2020
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MXF: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP Streaming
Yes
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: Codex Compact Drive
Video I/O
2x BNC (6G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O
1x LEMO 6-Pin Input
Power I/O
1x LEMO 8-Pin (10.5 to 34VDC) Input
1x RS 3-Pin (24VDC) Output
1x LEMO 2-Pin (12VDC) Output
1x Proprietary (24VDC) Output
Other I/O
1x LEMO 5-Pin (Timecode) Data Input/Output
1x LEMO 10-Pin (LAN) Control/Data Input/Output
1x BNC (Sync) Control Input
1x LEMO 7-Pin Monitor/Video Input/Output
1x USB-A (USB 2.0) Data
1x Proprietary Viewfinder
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Control
Mobile App Compatible
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
12 to 77°F / -20 to 45°C
Storage Temperature
-22 to 158°F / -30 to 70°C
General
Power Consumption
≥65 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.4 x 5.6 x 5.5" / 188 x 143 x 140 mm
Weight
5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
10 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.9 x 16.2 x 15.8"

ARRI ALEXA Mini LF Reviews

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Can I adjust camera setting without using ...

Can I adjust camera setting without using viewfinder?
Asked by: Alexei
Yes, you can connect the Mini LF to a WiFi network and control via an IP address.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-05-09

Is it possible to operate the Mini LF as a solo ...

Is it possible to operate the Mini LF as a solo operator?
Asked by: Jack
The Arri Alexa Mini LF camera wasn’t designed for solo operators. But ARRI has made a lot of accessories that it makes it easy to use for that exact purpose. However, you will want a Sound Engineer on set.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-03-31

camera weight

camera weight
Asked by: Mhmuod
The ARRI ALEXA Mini LF body weighs 2.6 Kg/5.7 lbs.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2023-08-29

Is there a way to adapt E-Mount lenses to work w ...

Is there a way to adapt E-Mount lenses to work w this camera?
Asked by: Andrew
Arri does not make a lens adapter for Sony E mount lenses. You cannot use Sony E mount lenses with this camera.
Answered by: gracem
Date published: 2022-03-21

Can select of frame rate 23.98p in 4k uhd

Can select of frame rate 23.98p in 4k uhd
Asked by: villamarzo
Yes, this will do 23.98p in UHD.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-11-19

What's the color depth of this camera?

What's the color depth of this camera?
Asked by: Scott
The Alexa Mini has a 16-bit color depth.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2023-07-22

What batteries can used for arri alexa mini lf?

What batteries can used for arri alexa mini lf?
Asked by: villamarzo
This kit includes the ARRI V-Mount Power Splitting Box Mk II, which take V-mount batteries.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2020-12-08
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