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ARRI Amira UHD 4K / Cinema Zoom 18-80 4.4 EF servo ENG lens

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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 4K Cinema zoom lens with a removable zoom servo pack for ENG shoulder-mounted operation and fitted with EF mount.  

4K quality, lightweight and extremely compact covering the range of a set of primes in one lens and perfectly designed to work with Canon C300 and DSLR cameras and any other cameras with EF mounts. 

This is a lightweight and inexpensive version of the Fuji 19-90 Cabrio and Canon 17-120.  The 4.4x zoom range is extremely useful and the lightweight build (1.2kg including servo pack) and compact form-factor will make this a sure winner for documentary production.  Best of all, it has a built-in zoom servo pack which allows the operator to use the zoom rocker as you would a traditional ENG camera lens and also trigger the camera's recording function as well (camera specifications allowing).

There is built-in optical stabilisation as well and if you fit this to an auto-focus camera, then you can also use the one press AF function to shoot with auto-focus.

However, all of this functionality and portability does come at a price and this results in the lens being a slow T4.4 (F4) but you can't have everything!  

  • Compare it to the Fuji 19-90 Cabrio (T2.9) and Canon 17-120 (T2.95-3.9) and this lens is around 2 stops slower for the majority of the focal range but the positives are that it is less than half of the rental price and less than half of the weight as well (Canon CN7x17 weight 2.9kg) though it works in EF mode only and offers a host of additional functionality as well.
  • Comparing it with the Canon 24-70 and 70-200 L USM zooms which are both F2.8, it is also 2 stops slower than these too but as already mentioned, offers additional functionality not available to these other lenses and that all-important zoom rocker for ENG mode.

Canon EF Servo Zoom 18-80/T4.4 L IS KAS S 

  • T4.4 Consistent aperture over entire zoom range
  • Engineered for 4K with very high resolution, high contrast
  • Canon EF mount compatibility provides support for fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS auto focus, camera-to-lens servo power supply, automatic lens metadata acquisition for easy post-processing, and lens functions such as peripheral illumination correction.
  • Optional Canon ZSG-C10 remote zoom grip (standard on VMI package) offers fluid zoom control, a dedicated one-shot AF button, and the flexibility to use handheld, shoulder-mounted or with a tripod
  • Covers APS-C & Super 35 Sensor Sizes
  • 9 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • DC & USM motors for fast, fluid and quiet servo zoom and focus control
  • Drone friendly: weighs Only 1.2kg with servo pack.
  • Consistent contrast, resolution and field illumination across the whole focus and zoom range
  • Compatible with all EF cameras and accessories
  • Colour-matched to existing prime and zoom lenses
  • High optical resolving power and optomechanical design to meet all 4K shooting requirements
    Significantly reduced ‘focus breathing’ means less distortion and more consistent shooting
  • 114mm front element.

Supplied on a 4 day hire rate.

 

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
£530/day, £1590/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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