To ensure its clientele has a varied and expansive range of lens options, ARRI Rental UK has recently invested in expanding the company’s lens portfolio. New additions include the compact and lightweight Leica Summilux-C and Summicron-C lenses, renowned for bringing the image character and quality of Leica stills lenses to the medium of motion pictures. New Anamorphic choices include Cooke Anamorphic/i, Cineovision and Toyo Eiki lens sets, as well as the Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic 30-72 and 56-152 zooms.
Additionally, the company has entered into an agreement with Lester Dunton, under which Dunton’s collection of vintage glass will be made available for hire through ARRI Rental. These include Canon Xtal Xpress, Cooke Xtal Xpress and Zeiss Cinema Speedstar Anamorphic lens sets, which are derived from vintage Canon, Cooke and Zeiss lenses that have been rehoused and modified with Anamorphic elements. Each new option offers a different look and extends ARRI Rental UK’s existing anamorphic lineup to an impressive choice of 14 different prime lens sets.
The wide variety of lenses now available was recently showcased at an open house hosted by ARRI Rental at its premises in Uxbridge. Visitors to the event were also able to get up close and personnel with the Alexa 65 large format system, as well as check out recent improvements to the company’s premises, including extended open plan testing facilities and digital preview theatre with Sony 4K projector.
“Our recent open house was a great opportunity for us to show off our refurbished facility and also our expanded equipment portfolio,” said Russell Allen, operations director of ARRI Rental’s UK camera and grip business. “The agreement with Lester, coupled with our own acquisitions and exclusive technology such as the Alexa 65 camera system, further demonstrates our mission to provide our clients with a greater creative choice through offering the best and most unique products. We look forward to showcasing further acquisitions at an event planned for the summer.”
ARRI Rental is continuing to develop new technologies, which will be made available through the group’s global network of equipment rental facilities later in the year.