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The ASU – Angenieux Lens Servo Unit

The Angénieux Servo Unit (ASU) is the Angénieux lens servo motorization system. It provides control of zoom, focus and iris.

Angenieux ASU

Thanks to its light weight (1.5lbs – 0.7kg) and compactness, the ASU improves the balance on handheld cameras, Steadicam and remote controlled cranes for a wide spectrum of applications: feature films, documentaries, TV studio productions, aerial shots. It is compatible with broadcast remote handles, cinema remote controls and wireless remotes such as Preston or others upon request. It generates lens metadata based onthe Cooke/i technology protocol. PL mount /i Cooke interface is available on request.

The ASU is compatible with all the Optimo Lightweight Cine Zooms : Optimo Style 16-40 and 30-76 and the Optimo 15-40, 28-76mm and 45-120mm lenses, Optimo Anamorphic 56-152 A2S and 30-72 A2S. To help ensure flawless performance, the ASU and lenses are matched and calibrated at the
factory.

Angenieux servo unit

The ASU is completing the range of Angenieux accessories for Optimo:

– Angenieux extenders 2x and 1.4x for all Optimo and Optimo Style Series except Optimo Anamorphic and Optimo DP Series. With extenders, image coverage increases up to 35mm depending on lenses.
– Angenieux Nikon F and Canon EF mounts for all Optimo and Optimo Style Series except Optimo Anamorphic Series and Optimo 17-80,19.5-94 and 28-340. Designed to replace the PL mount, they allow the lenses to be used on DSLR cameras (APS-C format)
– Angenieux Wide Angle attachment 0.75x for Optimo 15-40, Optimo Style 16-40 and Optimo DP 16-42. The WA 0.75x is optimized for the widest angles of these lenses. With WA 0.75x, 15mm focal length becomes 11.5mm,16mm becomes 12.2mm

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