ARRI Rental has announced the development of two new large-format lens series: the ARRI Rental ALFA and Moviecam. The ALFA series are adapted from the ARRI Master Anamorphic lens line while the Moviecam series incorporates vintage glass with high performance new housings. The ALFA lens set comprises eight lenses ranging in focal length from 40 mm to 190 mm and are fast at T2.5 for most focal lengths. They were developed in artistic collaborations with filmmakers including cinematographer Greig Fraser ACS, ASC who was looking for a uniquely characterful anamorphic look for large format.
The ARRI Rental Moviecam lenses combine vintage glass in a modern, compact, and lightweight form factor given their full-frame coverage. They come in 11 focal lengths from 16 mm to 135 mm with a T2 stop across most of that range. Moviecam lenses were first produced in the 1980s, using extremely high-quality donor glass dating from the 1970s. In the 1990s, ARRI acquired the Moviecam company and incorporated some of its camera technologies and are now taking advantage of the Moviecam lenses. Recognizing their growing appeal to digital filmmakers seeking a vintage look, ARRI Rental’s lens engineers created a large number of consistent Moviecam sets. Both series are available worldwide exclusively through ARRI Rental facilities.