InCinematographer - Issue 1 - June 2017 - 14
www.incinematographer.com | Issue 1 | June 2017
Angénieux zoom lenses make for
a comprehensive, versatile and
innovative range of cinematic
glass with key accessories
hales Angénieux will be highlighting its complete
Optimo, Optimo Style - including its new Optimo
Style 48-130 T3 lens at Cine Gear.
Angénieux will also present its latest solutions to
increase the versatility and creative ability of its
Optimo Style Line Range
The new zoom lens in the Optimo Style line should
meet the highest demands of cinematographers.
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 4.3lb/1.95kg and has
a Close Focus at 3ft 1in (0.94m). It is a great lens for
close-ups, portraits, or tight shots either handheld,
on Steadicam, remote heads, gimbals, rigs, or
The Angénieux Optimo Style 48-130 claims superb
optical performance. 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, and minimal breathing,
Optimo Style 48-130
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.
The lens should be available on the market Q4,
Anamorphic zooms Range
Angénieux's anamorphic zoom lens line, includes
three zooms: two lightweight compact zoom lenses
Optimo 56-152 A2S T4 and Optimo 30-72 A2S T4, and
a 10x, the Optimo 44-440 A2S T4.5.
The creative virtues of anamorphic lenses have
become even more important in the digital age,
where cinematographers are seeking a distinctive
look to enrich every project. The Angénieux
anamorphic zoom lenses add a dimensional
character to the image with the traditional 2x
squeeze, yet minimizing breathing and distortion by
adopting a modern optical design.
The three Angénieux anamorphic zooms are based
on the same design with the cylindrical optical
elements integrated in the rear part of the lens. They
inherit the quality and agility of the short Optimo
spherical zooms. The Optimo 56-152 A2S and the
Optimo 30-72 A2S are the lightest and most compact
anamorphic zoom lenses ever made. Developing a
high magnification anamorphic 10x zoom companion,
the 44-440 A2S, has been a new major step in
completing the line.
The Angénieux anamorphic compact zooms can be
motorized with the ASU -Angénieux Servo Unit.
The Optimo 1.4x extender can be mounted on
the Optimo 44-440 A2S A2S whereas the Optimo
2x extender can be used on both the Optimo 3072 A2S and the Optimo 44-440 A2S making them
respectively a 60-144mm T8 and a 88-880mm T9.
Modular lens accessories
ngénieux has pioneered a revolutionary
modular lens design that enables different lens
Special Coated Rear Element for Optimo 44-440 A2S
The IRO Technology, standing for Interchangeable
Rear Optics, allows the lens technicians at rental
houses to convert the 10x anamorphic zoom - the
Optimo 44-440 A2S - into a 10x spherical zoom,
while maintaining pristine image quality that users
would expect from their Optimo lens.
At NAB, to add an even more distinctive look to the
Angénieux anamorphic image, Angénieux presented
two new standalone accessories for its anamorphic
The two short zooms - Optimo 56-152A2S and 3072A2S - 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
Special Uncoated Front Element for
Optimo 56-152 A2S and 30-72 A2S
as well-controlled breathing and distortion.
These two new accessories will be available Q3,