A glass quartet

A glass quartet

ARRI/Fujinon lightweight zooms make an Alura foursome

Following the tremendous success of the first two Alura Zooms, the 18-80/T2.6 and 45-250/T2.6, ARRI Media’s Alura Zoom family now includes two lightweight zooms, the 15.5-45/T2.8 and 30-80/T2.8.

With cameras getting smaller and shooting styles becoming more action-oriented, lightweight zooms are in great demand. The new Alura Zooms offer the same exceptional optical quality as the original zooms but are lightweight and mobile, making them ideal for handheld, Steadicam, 3D and action photography, and their compatibility with the ARRI Lens Data System allows valuable metadata to be utilized both on set and in post.

The original Aluras, with their much wider focal ranges, are the ideal choice for tripod and dolly setups. Together, the four color-matched lenses comprise a complete and affordable solution for 35 mm format film and digital productions of any kind.

All of the Aluras exhibit high contrast and high resolution, producing sharp, punchy images with clear highlights and true, deep blacks. The special optical design ensures an evenly illuminated image on the sensor or film plane, while flares, ghosting and veiling glare are greatly reduced by Fujinon’s multi-layer EBC (Electron Beam Coating) lens coating. Breathing (an unwanted change in image size when focusing) has been minimized, as has color fringing, through the use of extraordinary dispersion glass.

Main features

Two high performance lightweight zooms
• ARRI/ Fujinon Alura 15.5-45/T2.8
• ARRI/ Fujinon Alura 30-80/T2.8
• Optimized for digital and compatible with film cameras

Lightweight & compact
• For handheld, Steadicam and 3D rigs

ARRI Lens Data System
• Automatically provides lens metadata
• Increases efficiency of VFX and 3D post

Outstanding optical performance
• High resolution for 2K to 4K+ camera outputs
• High contrast through minimized flares and veiling glare (FUJINON multi-layer EBC coating)
• Greatly reduced chromatic aberration through the use of extraordinary dispersion glass
• Large image circle of 31.5 mm covers all current digital cameras
• Low geometric distortion and even field illumination
• Minimized breathing, especially at the wide end, where it counts
• Nine iris leaves for round, out-of-focus highlights and a pleasing, organic bokeh
• Consistent contrast, resolution and field illumination across the whole focus and zoom range
• Matched to all other ARRI zoom and prime lenses

Film style ergonomics
• Robust construction
• Large, easy-to-read precision focus scales on both sides
• Matching focus, zoom and iris scale positions
• 114 mm front diameter (like Master Primes)