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ARRI Amira UHD 4K / Sigma_Cine Zoom Pair (18-35mm & 50-100 T2 EF)

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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

A pair of Sigma 18-35mm/T2 & Sigma 50-100/T2 Cine High-Speed Zoom Lenses incorporates native Canon EF mounts. 

Completely new design from the previous DSLR optical range with new optics, new mechanics and genuine film housing with clear focus scale marked in feet.

These are genuine film lenses with EF mounts, so are heavier than DSLR zooms but optically they are beautiful, don't breathe (zoom when focussing) and will hold focus when zooming.  They are heavier than the equivalent DSLR zooms though (1.45kg/3.19lb), so will need to use the lens support foot (supplied) as the EF mount won't support it without.

Read independent Imago review of Sigma Prime Lenses

Read VMI's Guide to the Sigma Cine Lens product range.

It provides an image circle that covers Super 35mm-sized sensors and features a maximum T-stop of 2, and the aperture does not ramp over the zoom range. It shares common lens gear positions with the other lens in the Sigma High Speed Zoom lineup, which makes for rapid lens changes.

The 9-bladed iris provides round out-of-focus highlights for a natural-looking bokeh. The lens barrel features 180° of rotation from close focus to infinity, and the zoom barrel rotates 160°, and the clickless iris ring features 60° of rotation. All three lens control rings are geared with cine-standard 0.8 Mod gears, and the focus scale is marked in feet. 
The front of the lens is 95mm in diameter with a removable 1/4"-20 support foot that helps support the lens with the aid of a 1/4"-20 rod-mounted lens support (supplied).

Colour Balance

All of the lenses in the lineup are designed to comply with SIGMA's CCI standard simplifying when intercutting between lenses.

Dust-Proof and Splash-Proof Design

Sharing the same dust-proof and splash-proof construction as the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM|Sports, each ring and mount is sealed to prevent water and dust from entering.

All Metal Body Construction

The lens body is made completely of metal to stand up to the rigors of the production day.

Lens Markings

The main lens markings are in luminous paint for easy visibility in low light situations. The intermediate markings are laser-engraved for durability. The focus and zoom markings are readable from either side of the lens.

Lens Front

The lens features a 95mm front diameter for compatibility with a wide variety of matte boxes and incorporates an 82mm front filter thread.

Lens Gears

All lens gears in the Sigma zoom range are standard 0.8 Mod and feature a damper that eliminates metallic sounds when you reach the end of the lens travel.

Sigma 18-35mm T2 Cine High-Speed Zoom Lens (Canon EF) 

  • T2 Consistent aperture over entire zoom range
  • Engineered for 4K with very high resolution, high contrast
  • Native Canon EF mount
  • Covers Super 35 Sensor Sizes
  • 9 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • Weighs Only 1.45kg.
  • 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
  • 95mm front element.

Sigma 50-100mm T2 Cine High-Speed Zoom Lens (Canon EF) 

  • T2 Consistent aperture over entire zoom range
  • Engineered for 4K with very high resolution, high contrast
  • Native Canon EF mount
  • Covers Super 35 Sensor Sizes
  • 9 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • Weighs Only 1.89.
  • 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
  • 95mm front element.

Supplied on a 3 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
£635/day, £1905/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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