ALFA London showreel
ARRI Rental ALFA T2.5 - T3
40 / 47 / 60 / 72 / 90 / 108 / 145 / 190 mm
Overall, the ALFAs have a softer, more textured feel than Master Anamorphics, while still rendering all of the detail inherent to the larger format. Out-of-focus areas are more characterful and deconstructed, with enhanced edge fall-off contributing to the stunning bokeh. Point source highlights are livelier, with slightly more conspicuous halation.
The bigger digital negative of large format serves to accentuate the emotive image characteristics of a 2x anamorphic squeeze. In short, the anamorphic look is more pronounced, and with it, the cinematic feel. In this sense, anamorphic large format should be considered a new format - one that can make a bold and exciting contribution to visual storytelling.