Ultra Primes Lenses

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Cover all the Angles – The Ultra Prime Lenses

Ultra Prime Lenses have the widest focal range of any prime lens set available to cover every cinematic need: from the unique Ultra Prime 8R extreme wide angle lens to the best telephoto lens designed specifically for motion pictures, the Ultra Prime 180 mm, giving you the flexibility to get the coverage you want.

Ultra Prime Lenses retain their excellent image quality even at close focus across the whole Super 35 frame. The Ultra Prime Lenses are lightweight standard speed lenses that are a perfect optical match to the high speed Master Prime Lenses.

  • Modern high performance prime lenses (T.1.9)
  • Widest focal length range: 8 - 180 mm
  • Ultra Prime 8R – extreme wide angle lens
  • Ultra Prime 180 the best cinema telephoto prime
  • Superior close focus ability

Quotes from DOPs

The mountings, the barrelling and the racking of the focus on the Ultra Prime Lenses are all very good; they're really nice lenses to use. Ultimately any lens can be replaced with something else if necessary but these are ARRI lenses and they're good ones. The range is great; it has everything you want to use and they're all beautifully sharp. We might not be using them wide open but we're using them in very dark conditions. I'm not afraid to underexpose the film so in certain instances I may set a lens to T2.8 when it should be more than wide open, but that's because the film stock lets me do that.

For interiors we tend to use the 50 mm and occasionally a 40 mm because the rooms are quite small, or the 65 mm and 85 mm when there's a bit more space. Then for exteriors we're on the 65 mm, 85 mm, 100 mm and 135 mm, or even the 180 mm on rare occasions, so we're using almost the whole range. I've tried to keep exteriors to about T5.6 and T2.8 for interiors, to give Carl Hudson, the focus puller, a bit of depth of field and also just to give it the right look. We did a scene today where characters were running up and down a corridor with no pattern to their movements at all. Carl asked in what order the actors would come into the corridor and of course the answer was that it was different each time.

DoP Barry Ackroyd

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Name Type Aperture Close focus (5) Length (lens mount to front) Front diameter Weight Horizontal angle of view Horizontal angle of view Horizontal angle of view
- - - - - - - ANSI Super 35 (1) DIN Super 35 (2) Normal 35 (3)
- - - - - - - l'=12.45mm (4) l'=12.00mm (4) l'=11.00mm (4)
Ultra Prime T1.9/16 mm Distagon T* T1.9 to T22 0.25m / 1' 94mm / 3.7" 95mm / 3.7" 1.2kg / 2.6lbs 75.2° 75.6° 70.8°
Ultra Prime T1.9/20 mm Distagon T* T1.9 to T22 0.28m / 1' 91mm / 3.6" 95mm / 3.7" 1.2kg / 2.6lbs 65.0° 62.8° 58.4°
Ultra Prime T1.9/28 mm Distagon T* T1.9 to T22 0.28m / 1' 91mm / 3.6" 95mm / 3.7" 1.0kg / 2.2lbs 48.4° 46.8° 43.2°
Ultra Prime T1.9/32 mm Distagon T* T1.9 to T22 0.35m / 1 1/4' 91mm / 3.6" 95mm / 3.7" 1.1kg / 2.4lbs 43.0° 41.6° 38.2°
Ultra Prime T1.9/40 mm Distagon T* T1.9 to T22 0.38m / 1 1/4' 91mm / 3.6" 95mm / 3.7" 1.0kg / 2.2lbs 34.7° 33.2° 30.6°
Ultra Prime T1.9/50 mm Planar T* T1.9 to T22 0.6m / 2' 91mm / 3.6" 95mm / 3.7" 1.0kg / 2.2lbs 27.2° 26.2° 24.0°
Ultra Prime T1.9/65 mm Planar T* T1.9 to T22 0.65m / 2 1/4' 91mm / 3.6" 95mm / 3.7" 1.1kg / 2.4lbs 21.8° 21.0° 19.2°
Ultra Prime T1.9/85 mm Planar T* T1.9 to T22 0.9m / 3' 91mm / 3.6" 95mm / 3.7" 1.2kg / 2.6lbs 17.1° 16.5° 15.2°
Ultra Prime T1.9/100 mm Sonnar T* T1.9 to T22 1m / 3 1/4' 91mm / 3.6" 95mm / 3.7" 1.2kg / 2.6lbs 13.9° 13.7° 12.6°
Ultra Prime T1.9/135 mm Sonnar T* T1.9 to T22 1.5m / 5' 119mm / 4.7" 95mm / 3.7" 1.6kg / 3.5lbs 10.5° 10.2° 9.3°
Ultra Prime 8R - Product Brochure
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Postcard Booklet of the Ultra Prime Lenses Series
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ARRI Ultra Prime Lenses Brochure (english)
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ARRI Ultra Prime Lenses Brochure (german)
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Zeiss Depth of field tables for Ultra Prime Lenses in meter
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Zeiss Depth of field tables for Ultra Prime Lenses in feet
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