22nd April 2014
Prokit have been appointed as an ARRI Lens Partner. ARRI lenses are consistently clean and distortion-free, but they are not without life or character. The lustrous colour rendition and pleasing skin tones, as well as the beautiful out-of-focus highlights and deep texture result in rich images that are full of vitality and emotion. Below is a summery of some of their range, if you have any questions or would like to arrange a demonstration please contact us on 020 8995 4664 or email.
Ultra Prime Lenses
The ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime series has the widest focal length range of any prime lens set available on the market. From the unique Ultra Prime 8R extreme wide-angle lens to the most advanced telephoto lens designed specifically for motion pictures, the Ultra Prime 180, this complete series covers every possible angle.
Ultra Prime lenses retain their excellent image quality across the whole Super 35 frame, even at close focus. The Ultra Prime lenses are lightweight, standard speed lenses that are a perfect optical match to the high speed ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime series, giving you the flexibility to get the coverage you need.
“ROBUST, COMPACT, MATCHED, RELIABLE. THEY STAND THE TEST OF LONG HAUL PROJECTS LIKE THE LORD OF THE RINGS, KING KONG AND THE HOBBIT.”
Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, ACS, ASC
LDS Ultra Prime Lenses
Ultra Prime lenses were the first to be kitted out with ARRI’s revolutionary Lens Data System (LDS).
The LDS Ultra Prime series consists of Ultra Prime optical elements transplanted into specially designed housings that allow each lens to communicate with the camera electronically, easing tasks on set and providing valuable metadata for post production.
“HAVING THE DATA EMBEDDED DIRECTLY IN THE SOURCE FOOTAGE ENSURES THAT WE HAVE THE INFORMATION WE NEED WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR POST. ADDITIONALLY HAVING FRAME BY FRAME LENS AND CAMERA INFO GIVES US AN ADVANTAGE WHEN TRACKING 3D CAMERAS TO OUR FOOTAGE.”
Director Andrew Sinagra, Ntropic
Master Prime Lenses
The ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime series finally realized a dream of many cinematographers: lenses that are not only fast, but that surpass all standard speed primes in their image performance. Master Prime lenses offer consistent optical quality across the T-stop and focus scales, and display no breathing, while their incredible speed opens up new creative opportunities.
There is simply no better choice than the Master Prime lenses for film or digital productions shooting spherical. Totaling 16 lenses, the Master Prime series boasts more focal lengths than any other set of modern primes, an amazing nine of which are at or under 35 mm, providing unparalleled flexibility for wide-angle shots.
“THE IMAGE QUALITY IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. IT IS SHARP WITHOUT FEELING CLINICAL AND NEUTRAL IN TONE.”
Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC
Alura Zoom Lenses
The four lenses in the ARRI/FUJINON Alura Zoom range offer a complete imaging solution to productions wishing to benefit from the speed and flexibility of working with zooms. Suitable for both film and digital cameras, all four of the lenses are colour matched not just to each other, but also to ARRI prime lenses, exhibiting high contrast and high resolution for sharp, punchy images.
Comprising two production zooms, two lightweight zooms and two extenders, the Alura series covers a focal length range of 15.5 mm to 500 mm. The lightweight zooms are unprecedented in the level of optical sophistication they pack into such compact housings offering the perfect solution for fast-moving productions, Steadicam and handheld work, smaller cameras and action shots.
“THE BOLD CHOICE IN ONLY USING THE ALURA ZOOM 18-80 PROVED TO BE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR SHOOTING THIS ADVERTISEMENT AS IT PROVIDED PRODUCTION VALUE, AFFORDABILITY AND HIGH-END QUALITY. IT SACRIFICES NOTHING COMPARED TO PRIME LENSES.”
Cinematographer Luan Shi
More info on their popular CP 2 range to follow!