News: ARRI Alura Lens Data System (LDS) Extenders Now Available
by Cow News Droid on Apr 4, 2014 at 7:34:03 pm
(NAB 2014, Las Vegas--April 4, 2014) The new Alura Lens Data System (LDS) 1.4x and 2.0x Extenders are the perfect products to extend the focal length range of zoom and prime lenses. Specially designed for ARRI/Fujinon Alura and Fujinon Cabrio zoom lenses, the extenders multiply the focal length of the base lens by a factor of 1.4 or 2.0 with only 1-2 stops of loss at full aperture. The quality matches other ARRI/Fujinon or ARRI/Zeiss lenses. The extenders have little to no effect on the optical quality of Aluras, offering a highly competitive solution over expensive, long-range zoom lenses.
Alura LDS Extenders can be easily mounted between the camera’s PL mount and the zoom, or prime lens PL mount. Small and lightweight, these products transfer lens metadata from enabled lenses with the ARRI Lens Data System (LDS) to the camera. ALEXA XT cameras identify the extender type automatically and display the lens data.
Now shipping, the Alura LDS 1.4x Extender list price is $8,200. The Alura LDS 2.0x is priced at $7,500.
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries and partners that covers every facet of the film industry, including worldwide camera, grip and lighting equipment rental through ARRI Rental; turnkey lighting solutions through the ARRI System Group; lab services, postproduction and visual effects through ARRI Film & TV; and film distribution through ARRI Worldsales. Manufactured products include the ALEXA camera system and AMIRA documentary-style camera; Master Anamorphic lenses; L-Series LED and M-Series HMI lights; Pro Camera Accessories; and ARRISCAN archive technologies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.