Every ALEXA format, under one roof
ARRI Rental is the only equipment rental company that can supply the full range of ALEXA camera formats—35, LF and 65—along with diverse lens options for all three.
Between the Super 35 ALEXA SXT and Mini, the mid-sized ALEXA LF, and the ultimate in image quality—the exclusive ALEXA 65—ARRI Rental stands alone as the one place where filmmakers can explore every creative option offered by the complete ALEXA family.
ALEXA EVOLVES FROM THE SUPER 35 FORMAT
The ALEXA family has been in a continual state of evolutionary growth since the first model was launched in 2010. Up until 2014, all ALEXA cameras featured a Super 35 sized sensor, but with the arrival of ARRI Rental’s ALEXA 65 system, boasting a sensor three times the size, true digital 65 mm cinematography was born.
ALEXA 65 WIDENS THE PICTURE
While the ALEXA 65 sensor captures much higher spatial resolution, it shares the same dynamic range, colorimetry and skin tones as all other ALEXAs. This has made it easy for filmmakers who know and trust the 35 format ALEXAs to graduate to the ALEXA 65; it also simplifies postproduction when the two formats are combined on a single shoot.
ALEXA LF—THE MID-SIZED ALTERNATIVE
Earlier this year ARRI Rental enlarged its fleet with a third ALEXA format— the new ALEXA LF, which has a sensor of comparable size to that of a 35 mm stills camera—often referred to as ‘full frame’—and to the old VistaVision cinematography format. This LF format is almost exactly halfway between the ALEXA 35 and 65 cameras, in terms of sensor area.
THREE FORMATS FOR MULTIPLE CREATIVE OPTIONS
The ALEXA LF and all 35 format ALEXAs are widely available, but since the ALEXA 65— with its unique aesthetic and unsurpassed image quality—is proprietary and exclusive technology, it is only ARRI Rental that can offer the full ALEXA family. And that third ALEXA format is not merely a single extra option; it results in four different multi-format combinations, as opposed to just one, opening up greater creative choice for clients.
VARIED AND CUSTOMIZABLE LENSES ACROSS ALL FORMATS
ARRI Rental carries an extensive range of lenses from all manufacturers, and its in-house lens development program is building an ever-growing selection of exclusive, characterful optics for all formats. From vintage to modern glass, as well as the bespoke and customizable Prime DNA series, ARRI Rental lenses make it a viable and interesting option to combine formats according to the practical and creative requirements of each project.