The Master Anamorphic lens series, developed collaboratively by ARRI and Carl Zeiss, has set a new high standard for the optical performance of anamorphic lenses. Producing organic-looking images with pleasing skin tones and crisp, natural colours, the lenses display incredibly low distortion, so straight lines stay straight -- even at close focus.
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. With beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds and a smooth, cinematic look, the Master Anamorphic lenses are as fast and easy to use on set as other modern cine lenses.
Image quality is consistently high across the frame, with the 15 iris blades rendering out-of-focus backgrounds beautifully and giving a rounded edge to the classic oval-shaped highlights, which are evenly illuminated. The punchy separation of main subject from background and smooth focus fall-off contribute to a truly immersive, cinematic look.
The 180 mm MA180 has an impressively fast stop of T2.8 and a compact design, with a front diameter of just 95 mm.. This lens displays the same superior image quality and perfect optical aberration correction as all other Master Anamorphics.