Cinegear 2017 : Second Presentation in the US in an official show of Angénieux 2017 innovations: the 48-130 Lightweight Compact Optimo Style Zoom Lens and two new accessories for the Optimo A2S Anamorphic Zoom Lens line
Recently presented for the first time in the world at NAB, Angénieux is pleased to present at Cinegear 2017 its new 48-130 Optimo Style
The Optimo Style 48-130 T3 is the third lightweight compact zoom lens in the Angénieux Optimo Style line. It joins the Optimo Style 16-40 T2.8 and 30-76 T2.8, the two other lightweight compact zooms of the range, and the 10x Optimo Style 25-250 T3.5. The new Optimo Style 48-130 is the longest zoom in the lightweight series . It weighs only 4.3lb/1.95kg and has a Close Focus at 3’1”/0.94m. It is the perfect lens for close-ups, portraits, or tight shots either handheld, on Steadicam, remote heads, gimbals, rigs, or drones.
The Angénieux Optimo Style 48-130 has superb optical performances. It covers an image circle up to 34.6mm diameter ( RED 8K helium sensor or ARRI Open Gate for instance) with a constant T3 aperture throughout the entire zoom range. As with the rest of the Optimo Style family, it has no ramping when zooming in, minimal breathing , distortion and optical aberration. The lens shares the familiar, precise, rugged construction of the Optimo Style series with 320 degree rotation of the focus barrel, and industry standard 0.8M gears on the focus, iris and zoom barrels. With only three compact and lightweight zoom lenses, cinematographers can now cover a focal length range from 16mm to 130mm, and up to 260 mm with the Angénieux 2x Optimo extender. As its two companions Optimo Style 16-40 and 30-76, the Optimo Style 48-130 has an easily interchangeable PL mount to Canon EF or Panavision PV mount and can be used with the Angénieux Servo Unit (ASU) with integrated motors for remote control with industry standard wireless and broadcast control systems. It also can be fitted with the Angénieux 1.4x and 2x Optimo extenders. This new Angenieux addition should meet the need of all cinematographers who look for the Angénieux worldwide famous excellence at an affordable price. The lens will fit the latest digital cameras and cameras with mirror shutters and match with the rest of the Angénieux line as well as the best brands of prime lenses. It has already met the highest interest of a lot of rental companies. The lens will be soon available on the market Q4/2017.
Two new accessories for the Optimo A2S Anamorphic Zoom Lens line Special Uncoated Element for Optimo 56-152 A2S and 30-72 A2S Special Coated Rear Element for Optimo 44-440 A2S
Angénieux’s development teams, in their continuous passion to meet Angénieux customers’ and users’ needs, continuously strive to develop innovative solutions to increase Angénieux lens creative ability.
To add an even more distinctive look to the Angénieux anamorphic image, Angénieux presents two new stand –alone accessories for its anamorphic line. The two short zooms – Optimo 56-152A2S and 30-72A2S -can be equipped with an uncoated front element which offers a softer contrast image with additional flares around highlights, whereas the 10x Optimo 44-440A2S can be fitted with a special coated rear element that enhances blue flare.
Both accessories can be bought separately and be installed (or removed) by lens technicians without affecting the superb basic image characteristics such as well controlled breathing and distortion. These two new accessories will be available in September 2017.
Thales group subsidiary, Thales Angénieux is the world-renowned manufacturer of high-tech optical and optronic systems. Angénieux is a worldwide-recognized brand of zoom lenses for motion picture production. Awarded four times by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1964, 1989 and 2009, and by the Society of Camera Operatorsin 2012, in London in November 2014 by the BSC, Angénieux lenses are utilized all around the world by the most demanding image professionals. In 2017, for the 5th consecutive year, is an Official Partner of Cannes Film Festival. On May 26, held in Cannes the 5th edition of the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography”. Angénieux paid tribute to cinematographer Christopher Doyle HKSC.