April 9, 2018
NAB 2018

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. 

M 0.8

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. 

Leica M 0.8
Leica M 0.8Credit: Leica

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

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The Thalias are so beautiful. They blow my mind.

April 9, 2018 at 2:50PM

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