Master Anamorphics - six focal lengths now available!


The latest lenses in the ARRI/Zeiss Master Anamorphic range have arrived - the MA 40 and 60!


The ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series represents a significant step forward in the technology and practicality of anamorphic cinematography for 35 format digital and film cameras.  The MA40 & 60 are the latest in a range of seven lenses to arrive at ARRI Rental. This now means that six focal lengths are available – the MA35, 40, 50, 60, 75 and 100.


For the first time, a perfect combination of compact size, minimal weight, very high speed and exceptional optical design with minimal distortion has been achieved in a set of anamorphics


The Master Anamorphic lenses produce natural and organic-looking images with incredibly low distortion; straight lines stay straight, with no need of any distortion compensation in post -- even at close focus. Out-of-focus backgrounds are rendered beautifully, with punchy separation of main subject from background and a smooth focus fall-off contributing to a truly immersive, cinematic look. The 15 iris blades in each lens give a rounded edge to the classic oval-shaped out-of-focus highlights, which are evenly illuminated.


Skin tone rendition is pleasing and film-like, while colors are crisp and natural. Image quality is consistently high throughout the frame, with no drop-off towards the corners. The fast T-stop of T1.9 allows shallow depth-of-field work and can be used with any focal length, at any distance, without sacrificing image quality; gone are the days when anamorphic lenses had to be stopped down to T4 to get an acceptable result. The large image field provides the greatest possible creative freedom, with the full 2.39:1 format being viewable for composition, further removing any element of uncertainty or guesswork when working with the Master Anamorphics.