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ARRI Amira UHD 4K / EF EOS-L_USM DSLR Prime Set (20-85mm)

Shoot Kit 2E- MMB1/MFF1/Video 20

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ARRI AMIRA 35mm, EF or B4 Mounted Digital Documentary Camera recording upto 200fps with Alexa image quality now with 4K UHD option.

Read the VMI Guide: Everything that you wanted to know about AMIRA.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

Lenses

Canon EF EOS DSLR Prime lens set optimised for cinema use.  

Compatible with DSLR use (Canon 7D, 5D, 1D) and EOS C300 without adaptation.  Also compatible with Panasonic AF-101 and other cameras with suitable lens adapter.  Please request suitable adapters when ordering.

VMI EOS sets have been modified to include a follow-focus ring which will allow an ARRI MFF1 follow focus to operate without attaching an external gear and the fronts have been modified to give a consistent 80mm donut size.

Please note that EOS lenses are designed to have iris controlled from the camera body, so as a rule, do NOT include a manual iris ring. If you plan to use these lenses with a manual camera (non Canon), such as Letus, RED etc without a digital lens conversion ring, then be aware that you will not be able to operate the iris ring and this will remain fully open whilst in use.

Canon EF EOS DSLR Prime lens set optimised for cinema use. 

  • Canon EF 20MM/F2.8      USM Prime
  • Canon EF 24MM/F1.4 L II USM Prime
  • Canon EF 35MM/F1.4 L    USM Prime
  • Canon EF 50MM/F1.2 L    USM Prime
  • Canon EF 85MM/F1.2 L II USM Prime

Front Element screw-in adapters

Note that VMI supplies all L-USM prime lenses with 80mm front element adapters, to allow them all to have a standard 80mm donut fitting for ease of using matte boxes.

However, these are removable to expose the original screw-in thread to fit screw-in adapters like the Genus variable ND screw-in filters.

The Canon L-USM Prime lenses 35mm, 50mm, 85mm & 135mm have a native 77mm thread adapter
The Canon L-USM Prime lenses 24mm has a native 82mm thread adapter

EOS 20mm/F2.8 L II USM PRIME

Ultra-wide-angle lens with angle of view of 94°
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
25cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 405g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod)

EOS 24mm/F1.4 L USM PRIME

Wide-angle lens with angle of view of 84°
Fast F/1.4 aperture
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
25cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 650g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Canon EF 35MM/F1.4 L USM PRIME

Wide-angle lens with angle of view of 63°
Fast F/1.4 aperture
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
30cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 580g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Canon EF 50MM/F1.2 L USM PRIME

Prime standard lens with angle of view of 40°
Fast F/1.2 aperture
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
45cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 580g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod)

Canon EF 85MM/F1.2 L II USM PRIME

Shallow angle prime lens with angle of view of 16°
Fast F/1.4 aperture
USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
95cm closest focusing distance
Weight- 1020g
Super Spectra coatings
80mm donut (VMI Mod) 

ARRI AMIRA 35mm, EF or B4 Mounted Digital Documentary Camera recording upto 200fps with Alexa image quality now with 4K UHD option.

Read the VMI Guide: Everything that you wanted to know about AMIRA.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

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Package Price
£488/day, £1464/week
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Optional Accessories

Guides

Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...

Do we adopt 4K now or wait for 8K?

The Case for and against 4K

Shooting with HD Video lenses on large sensor cameras

ARRI AMIRA - all you need to know

ARRI Alexa Version 5 User Manual

ARRI AMIRA Simulator

Types of Apple Prores codecs and recording durations

ARRI Alexa, all you need to know about the Alexa range of cameras

Large Sensor Cameras - Everything that you need to know

Specifications

Products AMIRA
Sensor Type 35mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS (28.17x18.13)
Sensor Pixel Count 3414 x 2198: 3200x1800 (4K UHD) 2880 x 1620 (HD), 2868 x 1612 (2K), for monitoring with surround area: 3168 x 1772 (HD), 3154x1764 (2K)
Recording Pixel Count 1920x1080 ProRes HD and HD outputs, 2048 x 1152 ProRes 2K, 3840 x 2160 Pro Res 4K UHD and UHD outputs*
Lens Mounts PL mount w/ Hirose connector and LDS, B4 mount w/ Hirose connector, EF mount
Shutter Electronic shutter, 5.0° to 356.0°
Exposure Index EI 160 to EI 3200 (EI 800 base sensitivity)
Exposure Latitude 14+ stops over the entire sensitivity range from EI 160 to EI 3200 as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart (DRTC-1)
Audio Recording 4 channels, 24 bit PCM, 48 kHz
Integrated motorized ND Filters FSND 0.6, 1.2, 2.1
Sound Level < 20 dB(A)
Weight ~ 4.1 kg/9.2 lbs (camera body with PL Lens mount)
Dimensions Length: 309mm/12.1", width: 139 mm/5.4" , height: 149mm/5.8" (camera body with PL lens mount)
Environmental '-20° C to +50° C (-4° F to +122° F)
Viewfinder AMIRA Multi Viewfinder MVF-1 (OLED and LCD)
Outputs Video 2x HD-SDI out 1.5G, 3G and 6G: uncompressed HD/UHD video with embedded audio and metadata***
Outputs Audio 3,5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth audio
Outputs Power Hirose 12pin (for ENG type zoom lenses); 12V: D-tab, Hirose 4pin, Lemo 2pin; 24V: RS 3pin
Inputs Genlock, HD-SDI, Timecode (In and Output), all BNC
Other Interfaces USB 2.0: For importing and storing AMIRA Look Files, user set up files, frame line files and feature license keys. Stores captured still image formats in DPX (.dpx, 10 bit) or JPEG (.jpg, 8 bit) format. Stores log files. Also used for installing Software Update Packets (SUPs.; Ethernet LAN RJ-45 for camera remote control.
Recording Media CFast 2.0 memory cards
Recording Formats HD 1920x1080 (interlaced&progressive) 
4K UHD 3840x2160*
Recording Framerates 0,75 - 100 Fps (progressive); 
0,75 - 60 Fps with 4K UHD*
Recording Codecs (w/ embedded audio & metadata) ProRes
422 
422 (LT)
Rec709/LogC Rec709
Looks 3 fix Looks (in camera adjustable)
Adjustable image parameters Knee, Gamma, Saturation, Black Gamma, Saturation by Hue
Import of custom 3D LUTs -
Focus and exposure control Peaking, Zebra, False color
Whitebalance Auto WB
Wifi** and Ethernet Camera Remote Control -
Audio monitoring Headphone output (mini jack)
Pre Record function -
  * Requires installed 4K UHD license
** Will be supported with later SUP
*** embedded audio only in 1,5G and 3G

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