Two New Cinema Lens Lines From ARRI

When we say new here, we mean a new product, but ARRI is being very transparent in saying they’ve made some minor modifications to previous lens lines that are still in demand.  This is great, however, as having a modern, available to purchase option over sourcing old, used lenses can be a big plus.

First we have AFLA Anamorphic Primes:

Key specifications:

  • Full frame (including Alexa LF Open Gate and RED Monstro)
  • LPL Mount
  • 2x squeeze
  • T2.5 (except for the 190mm which is T3)
  • Available in 40mm, 47mm, 60mm, 72mm, 90mm, 108mm, 145mm, and 190mm
  • Based on the Master Anamorphic Primes


Then we have the Moviecam Primes:

Key specifications:

  • Available in 16mm, 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 85mm, 100mm, and 135mm
  • Full frame (Alexa Open Gate)
  • All new housing
  • LDS-2 lens data
  • Mostly T2
  • Same vintage optics in new lens housings


Canon C70 vs ARRI Alexa Mini LF

These are not two cameras that we would think to compare, but we’re happy to have the comparison.  There is always that question of diminishing returns, so it’s useful to see just far the more affordable option will take you.