ARRI PL Mount
Now with planned for availability this January and new pricing at $43,999, Sigma’s line of Classic Art Prime Cine full-frame, PL mount lenses was announced as a cinematography set of 10 primes during IBC this last September 13th.
Based on the same features as the company’s previously available FF High Speed Primes, like matched barrel dimensions with oversized gearing, Sigma began the FF High Speed Primes as a series in September of 2016.
With newly developed coatings as well as more non-coated optical elements, the Classic Art Prime Cine lenses have similar optical results as their FF High Speed Art Prime counterparts, only with a subtly retro “cinematic” look for artistic flares and ghosting.
The complete Classic Art Prime Cine bundle will be available from Sigma’s network of authorized dealers by early January.
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ARRI’s PL mount is a standard lens mount design in filmmaking for 35mm and 16mm cameras. They announced an update to the format in February of 2018 with the ARRI LPL lens mount to cover filmmaking camera sensors larger than full-frame, like the ARRI Alexa LF and Alexa Mini LF.
With full-frame coverage at 43.3mm, the lenses can be adapted to still photography solutions through adapters like Sigma’s L-Mount $249 Mount Converter MC-31 for the L-Mount, a a licensed collaboration announced during Photokina 2018 between Leica, Sigma and Panasonic.
Cameras in the mirrorless L-Mount line include the new Sigma fp, Leica SL2, Leica TL2 and Panasonic S1, S1R and S1H full-frames. Sigma concurrently announced that going forward the previous FF High Speed Prime PL-mount lenses will come with support of Cooke Optics’ /i Technology.
Useful in big budget filmmaking for VFX or stereoscopic and virtual reality systems where multiple lenses and cameras must be correlated to a scene or to greenscreen, /i Technology is Cooke Optics’ metadata protocol for detailed lens information like indiviudal lens mappings, focus distance, focal length and iris.
Early versions of the FF High Speed Primes were used on Top Gun: Maverick. Sigma says all will resolve to 8K resolution capture. With seven of the primes available at $3,899 apiece, their 14mm T2, 105mm T1.5 and 135mm T2 will cost $5,499 apiece.
Adding new electronic contacts, updates are available for previous FF High Speed Prime owners. The previous design will be phased out. Most of the lenses are on preorder now.
Sigma Cine Art Prime PL-mount lenses Pricing
Three in the Sigma Cine Art Prime PL-mount will retail for $5,499 each, the 14mm T2, 105mm T1.5 and 135mm T2. Their Cine Art Prime 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 28mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 40mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, and 85mm T1.5 will be available at $3,899 apiece.
Sigma Cine Art Prime PL-mount Lenses for Delivery in Late December 2019
Sigma Cine Art Prime 20mm T1.5
Sigma Cine Art Prime 24mm T1.5
Sigma Cine Art Prime 35mm T1.5
Sigma Cine Art Prime 50mm T1.5
Sigma Cine Art Prime 85mm T1.5
Sigma Cine Art Prime PL-mount Lenses for Delivery in Late January 2020
Sigma Cine Art Prime 28mm T1.5
Sigma Cine Art Prime 40mm T1.5
Sigma Cine Art Prime 14mm T2
Sigma Cine Art Prime 105mm T1.5
Sigma Cine Art Prime 135mm T2