Lenses – it’s all about choice

ARRI Rental offers an exceptionally diverse range of lenses through its worldwide facilities, catering to a unique variety of camera formats. From Super 35 up to large format, and beyond that to 65 mm with the ALEXA 65, lens options include exclusive optics developed and customized in-house, vintage glass rehoused into modern casings, and state-of-the-art lenses from today’s most renowned manufacturers.

Exclusive lenses, developed in-house

Since the launch of its proprietary ALEXA 65 camera platform, ARRI Rental has built up a sophisticated lens development program. As a result, there are now four distinct and exclusive lens series available for the ALEXA 65. At the pinnacle of the lens program is the DNA project, which has evolved and grown beyond 65 mm to also accommodate large-format cinematography with the ALEXA LF.

DNA

DNA is a completely new concept in lens development. It was pioneered by ARRI Rental in collaboration with visually ambitious cinematographers who wanted to push the 65 mm format to its limits.
 
Sourcing vintage optics from a wide range of historical periods, ARRI Rental experimented with what would cover the ALEXA 65 sensor—with what it even means for a lens to ‘cover’ a format. Image attributes that would be shunned by other manufacturers were actively pursued, so long as they aroused an emotional response.

DNA

The result was a lens series made up of strong individual personalities—lenses that did not match in the traditional sense, but that each did extraordinary things, enabling filmmakers to tell their stories with a new visual boldness. The optics were rehoused into modern lens casings, with the manufacturing carried out in-house at ARRI Rental.
 
Cinematographers embraced the process, often forming an emotional connection with two or three DNA lenses, customizing them with ARRI Rental, and building the rest of their lens set around these ‘hero’ focal lengths. Indeed, many DNA lenses were built from scratch at the direct request of DPs who were looking for something new.

“I was asked how I felt about the DNA lenses after testing them, what the feeling of the fall-off and everything else was, and I said I’d compare it to a beautiful bottle of wine—so soft and smooth.”

Dante Spinotti ASC, AIC
ALEXA 65 with Prime DNA lenses on Ant-Man and the Wasp

“DNA glass is a revelation and revolution in my journey to anchor my artistic residue into a particular story… no other glass has afforded me this opportunity.”

Bradford Young ASC
ALEXA 65 with Prime DNA lenses on Solo: A Star Wars Story

“Working closely with ARRI Rental we were able to develop lenses that had the right look and feel for the film…so we had a really nice and rounded mix of glass.”

Greig Fraser ASC, ACS
ALEXA 65 with Prime DNA lenses on Mary Magdalene

“Each DNA lens has its own personality. We aimed to create a film that wasn’t perfect technically, but had an organic, handmade quality. At the same time, I relished the beautifully fine detail the ALEXA 65 delivers.”

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC
ALEXA 65 with Prime 65 and Vintage 765 lenses on Marshall
ALEXA 65 with Prime DNA lenses on Bohemian Rhapsody

DNA

The amazing success of DNA for 65 mm led to ARRI Rental developing a set of DNA LF lenses designed specifically for the smaller sensor size of the ALEXA LF. Like the original DNAs, they offer highly personal image-making and a unique look.

The latest modern lenses

As a modern, international rental organization, ARRI Rental carries the most advanced optics from leading lens manufacturers all over the world. Encompassing spherical and anamorphic primes and zooms from manufacturers such as Angenieux, ARRI, Cooke, Fujinon, Hawk, Leica and Zeiss, ARRI Rental’s lens collection offers filmmakers a rich variety of options and looks.

Vintage and unusual options

Responding to consistent demand from cinematographers for vintage optics that gently soften the look of digitally captured images, ARRI Rental has assembled a selection of older lenses that offer a connection with cinematographic history. Rehoused lenses from throughout the twentieth century, among them Cooke Speed Panchros, Kowas, Lomos, and Super Baltars from Bausch & Lomb, allow filmmakers to give an organic, painterly feel to their images, imbuing them with life, warmth and forgiving texture.
 
For those who want to alter the look of lenses, modifications such as element adjustment, detuning, or the removal of coatings for enhanced flare characteristics can be carried out by ARRI Rental’s highly skilled lens specialists.

ARRI Rental's extensive collection of cine lenses

65 mm Prime Lenses
  • ARRI Rental Prime 65 Set

    Available focal lengths: 24, 28, 35, 50, 80, 100, 150 & 300 mm

  • ARRI Rental Prime 65 S Set

    Available focal lengths: 35, 45, 55, 75, 90, 120 & 150 mm

  • ARRI Rental Prime DNA Set

    Available focal lengths: 35, 45, 55, 70, 80, 110, 150 & 200 mm

  • ARRI Rental Vintage 765 Set

    Available focal lengths: 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 110, 120, 150, 250 & 350 mm

Anamorphic Lenses
  • ARRI/Zeiss Master Anamorphic Set

    Available focal lengths: 35, 40, 50, 60, 75, 100 & 135 mm

  • Cineovision Set

    Available focal lengths: 24, 35, 40, 50, 85, 100, 135 & 200 mm

  • Canon Xtal Express Set (Cineovision Rehousing)

    Available focal lengths: 24, 30, 35, 50 & 85 mm / Includes doubler for the 50 mm

  • Cooke Xtal Express Set

    Available focal lengths: 50, 75 & 100 mm & 200 mm Macro

  • Cooke Xtal Express Set (Cineovision Rehousing)

    Available focal lengths: 35, 50, 75 & 100 mm

  • Cooke Anamorphic/i Set

    Available focal lengths: 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100, 135mm

  • Hawk V-Lite Set

    Available focal lengths: 35, 45, 55, 80, 110 mm

  • Hawk V-Plus Set

    Available focal lengths: 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 & 120mm

  • Hawk V-Series Set

    Available focal lengths: 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 75, 100, 135, 180 & 250 mm

  • Hawk C-Series Set

    Available focal lengths: 25, 40, 50, 60, 75 & 100 mm

  • Kowa Mirrorscope Set (Spinning Mirror Rehousing)

    Available focal lengths: 40, 50, 75 & 100 mm / Includes 30 mm wide angle adapter

  • Lomo Anamorphic Set

    Available focal lengths: 35, 50, 75, 100 & 150 mm

  • Toyo Eiki Set

    Available focal lengths: 32, 50, 100 (T1.8) & 100 (T4.5) mm

  • Zeiss Cinema Speedstars

    Available focal lengths: 35, 50 & 85 mm

Anamorphic Zoom Lenses
  • Angenieux Anamorphic Zooms

    30-72mm / 56-152mm

  • 40-200mm Cooke

    20-100mm x2

  • 50-500mm Angenieux

    25-250mm x2

  • 48-580mm Angenieux

    24-290mm x 2

  • ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom

    18-35mm

35 mm Prime Lenses
  • ARRI/Zeiss Master Prime Set T1.4

    Available focal lengths:12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 25, 27, 32, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100, 135 & 150 mm

  • ARRI/Zeiss Ultra Prime 8R
  • ARRI/Zeiss Ultra Prime Set T1.9

    Available focal lengths: 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 40, 50, 65, 85, 100, 135 & 180 mm

  • Zeiss High Speed T1.3 Set

    Available focal lengths: 18, 25, 35, 50, 85

  • ARRI/Zeiss T2.1

    14,16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 40, 50, 85, 100, 135mm

  • Cooke 5/i Set T1.4

    Available focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 50, 65, 75 & 100 mm

  • Cooke S4/i Set T2

    Available focal lengths: 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 25, 27, 32, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100, 135, 150 & 180 mm
    Cooke Soft Focus attachment for 65 and 75mm

  • Cooke S4 Panchro/i (CookeS4 mini) T2.8

    18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100, 135mm

  • Leica Summilux-C Set

    Available focal lengths: 16, 18, 21, 25, 29, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 & 135 mm

  • Leica Summicron-C Set

    Available focal lengths: 18, 21, 25, 29, 35, 50, 75, 100, 135mm

  • Macro

    ARRI/Zeiss Master Macro 100mm
    ARRI/Zeiss Macro 16, 24, 32, 40, 50, 60, 100, 200mm

  • Fisheye

    Nikkor 6mm
    Nikkor 8

35 mm Uncoated Prime Lenses
  • Uncoated ARRI/Zeiss Master Prime Set

    Available focal lengths: 18, 25, 35, 50, 75 & 100 mm

  • Uncoated Zeiss High Speed T1.3 Set

    Available focal lengths: 18, 25, 35, 50, 85 & 135 mm

  • Uncoated Cooke Panchro/i Set

    Available focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 50, 75 & 100 mm

  • Super Baltar
35 mm Vintage Prime Lenses
  • Canon K-35 Set

    Available focal lengths: 18, 24, 35, 50, 85 & 135 mm

  • Cooke Speed Panchro Set (TLS Rehousing)

    Available focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75 & 100 mm

  • Cooke Speed Panchro Set (MOY Rehousing)

    Available focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75 & 100 mm

  • Lomo Spherical Set

    Available focal lengths: 18, 22, 28, 35, 50, 75 & 100 mm

35 mm Zoom Lenses
  • Angenieux Optimo Zooms

    Available focal lengths: 15-40, 28-76, 17-80, 45-120, 24-290 mm

  • Angenieux 25-250mm HR T3.5
  • ARRI/Fujinon Alura Zooms

    Available focal lengths: 15.5-45, 30-80, 18-80 & 45 -250 mm
    Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm T2.9

  • ARRI LWZ-1

    15,5-45mm

  • Fujinon Premier Zooms

    Available focal lengths: 18-85, 24-180 & 75-400 mm

  • ARRI/Zeiss Master Zoom 16-110mm
  • ARRI UWZ 9,5 – 28mm
  • Cooke Zooms

    20-60mm, 20-100mm, 18-100mm, 25-250mm

  • Zeiss VP T2.2

    VP-1 16-30, VP-2 29-60, VP-3 55 – 105mm

  • Century 150- 600mm

    Nikon 80-200mm T2.8

Tele Lenses
  • Zeiss

    200, 300mm

  • Canon/Century

    200, 300, 400, 600, 800, 1000mm

  • Nikon

    200, 300mm

Special Lenses
  • ARRI Shift & Tilt

    18, 20, 24, 28, 35, 45, 60, 80, 90, 110, 150mm

  • ARRI Tilt Focus

    24, 45, 90mm

  • Century Tilt Focus

    24, 45, 90mm

  • Low angle Prism
Snorkel
  • T-Rex
  • Optex Excellence
  • Cinemagic Revolution
  • Century Periscope