Leica Adds ARRI LPL Mount to Thalia Primes, Expands M .8 Line
Leica will deliver its Thalia lenses in ARRI LPL mount and adds focal lengths to M 0.8.
The German company announced at NAB that the Thalia prime lenses will be available in ARRI LPL mount this fall. The large format series has 9 lenses ranging from 24mm to 180mm with an image circle of 60mm. The new mounts will include electronics for metadata and will be user-swappable on existing PL or XPL lenses.
Director of Communications, Seth Emmons, explains the company's decision to offer the lenses in LPL mount: "The idea is to maintain Thalia’s already future-proof performance." Prices have not been announced.
Leica expanded its M 0.8 lenses with interchangeable M mounts for ARRI's Alexa Mini and Amira cameras. The M mount is available now and can be swapped out like the PL and EF mounts—cameras will require a one-time hardware replacement of the cover-glass frame and front cover to provide room for the rear of the optics, a service can be done by ARRI. The M mount will also be available for Sony VENICE, but won't be available until summer.
Additionally, three new focal lengths, 50mm f/1.4, 75mm f/2.0, and 90mm f/2.0, will join the existing five focal lengths: 21mm f/1.4, 24mm f/1.4, 28mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, and 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux. Delivery is expected this summer. Prices have yet to be determined.
The eight Leica M 0.8 lenses can be used with RED cameras with interchangeable OLPFs, including the Monstro 8K sensor, when using a custom CW Sonderoptic OLPF.
Thalia Tech Specs
- Large format
- 9 focal lengths
- Aperture 2.2 - 3.6
- Circular Iris
- 95mm front diameter
- Price: TBD
M 0.8 Tech Specs
- 8 focal lengths
- Aperture 0.95 – 1.4
- 80mm front diameter
- Price: TBD