ARRI Rental has introduced two new large-format lens series—ALFA anamorphic lenses and Moviecam spherical lenses. Both series were conceived and constructed by ARRI Rental’s global lens development team, which was also responsible for the company’s highly successful DNA lenses for full-frame and 65 mm cinematography.
The ARRI Rental ALFA lens set comprises eight lenses ranging in focal length from 40 mm to 190 mm. Like the DNA lenses, they evolved out of artistic collaborations with filmmakers looking for new ways to tell stories and convey emotions, delivering a vibrant and subtly detuned anamorphic look. ALFA lenses are fast at T2.5 for most focal lengths, solidly built, and deliver a uniquely characterful anamorphic look for large format.
ARRI Rental Moviecam lenses combine vintage optics and a cinematic backstory with modern, high-performance lens housings. Respectfully adapting a 1980s design from a legendary Moviecam brand, they are impressively compact and lightweight for large format lenses, offering a characterful but consistent look.
Recognizing the appeal of these scarce vintage optics to digital filmmakers seeking a special look, ARRI Rental followed the original Moviecam design and built the glass into robust lens housings with modern features, ready for a new life on large-format productions. Moviecam lenses come in 11 focal lengths from 16 mm to 135 mm and boast a T2 stop across most of that range.
Both the ALFA and Moviecam series are LPL-mounted and incorporate LDA chips for efficient lens data workflows, making them suitable even for VFX-heavy productions. The lens housings are manufactured in-house at ARRI Rental, incorporating all of the lens development team’s experience creating and customizing diverse optics for clients.
ALFA and Moviecam lenses are available exclusively through ARRI Rental facilities worldwide. Learn more at www.arrirental.com/en/lenses/exclusive-lenses/alfa and www.arrirental.com/en/lenses/exclusive-lenses/moviecam.