Arri UWZ 9.5mm-18mm T2.9
Having a play with this extraordinary lens.
It's completely rectilinear even at 9.5mm, no distortion, no breathing and sharp as a tack.
As none of the usual wide-angle visual cues are present in its 'look' the visual effect is startling. A subject up-close to the lens looks flat and undistorted... as if shot on a much longer focal length.
It will cover a image circle of 34.5mm, so no problem with coverage on the Epic's 6K sensor... all the wider on the 9.5mm end too.
Its physically fairly big, 335.5mm from mount to front. It also flips the image upside-down by 180 degrees. Both of which suggest that Arri has employed some fairly unconventional optics to make it all work.
Cant wait to use it.
"I photograph what I see in front of me, I move in close to see better and use a wide-angle lens to get as much as possible in the frame"