Angenieux Optimo Extremely Compact Cine Zoom Lenses – Full Pack Introduced

Angenieux Optimo Extremely compact cine zoom lenses can be found now. Each 37-102mm T2.9 and 21-56mm T2.9 zooms cowl massive format sensors as much as VV and include PL mount. Additionally they assist Angenieux IRO expertise and might have the rear components modified to a U35 model for Super35 open gate sensors. Then these lenses change into a 28-76mm and a 16-42mm T2.2 respectively.

Final yr in September, the French lens producer Angenieux introduced the primary lens of a deliberate duo of compact full-frame cine zooms – the Angenieux Optimo Extremely Compact 37-102mm T2.9. Again then, it was extra of a growth announcement with out the precise worth data.

Lately, throughout the Camerimage 2022 movie competition, Angenieux lastly introduced the full-pack model of the brand new Optimo Extremely Compact zoom cine lenses. Each 37-102mm and 21-56mm T2.9 full-frame lenses at the moment are obtainable together with the interchangeable rear optical components. Let’s check out the small print.

Angenieux Optimo Extremely Compact – full pack obtainable

The brand new full-frame sequence of Optimo spherical compact cine zoom lenses include PL mount possibility solely and consists of two fashions:

  • Angenieux Optimo Extremely Compact 37-102mm T2.9
  • Angenieux Optimo Extremely Compact 21-56mm T2.9

The corporate states that these lenses are the direct descendants of the Academy-awarded Optimo 15-40mm and 28-76mm lenses from 15 years in the past. In contrast to these older cine zooms, the brand new Optimo Extremely compact zooms cowl full-frame and as much as VV sensors, as properly. For Super35 sensors, Angenieux has a really intelligent resolution referred to as IRO.

Angenieux’ interchangeable rear optics expertise (IRO)

This distinctive method referred to as IRO (interchangeable rear optics) implies that the rear optical aspect could be taken off the lens and altered with a special one. Angenieux affords two rear components for these lenses:

  • Full-frame rear aspect: this comes on the lens and covers massive format sensors as I discussed above
  • U35 rear aspect: this aspect mainly works as a velocity booster. When outfitted, these lenses respectively change into a 28-76mm and a 16-42mm T2.2. The picture circle then covers Super35 sensors as much as an open gate mode of the brand new ARRI Alexa 35 for example.
Optimo Extremely compact T2.9 cine zooms full-pack. Supply: Angenieux

Due to this method, each Optimo Extremely compact zooms are fairly versatile and might use their full potential on each full-frame/VV and Super35 sensors.

Light-weight PL cine zooms

Angenieux claims that the picture high quality is constant from open to closed aperture and at each focal size and focus distance. The iris can also be able to closing fully. The steadiness of distinction, colour, and determination provide the Angenieux “cinematic look”. The shut focus of each lenses is 0.6m (2ft).

Optimo Extremely compact 21-56mm T2.9 cine zoom. Supply: Angenieux

Angenieux is pleased with the low weight of each lenses. The 37-102mm weighs 2.5kg (5.51 lbs) and the wide-angle 21-56mm lens weighs 2.8kg (6.17 lbs). Extra technical data and specs of every lens could be discovered instantly on the Angenieux product web page 21-56mm or the 37-102mm product web page.

Worth and availability

Each Optimo Extremely compact lenses can be found now. They are often bought in three completely different variations:

  • Full-frame solely
  • Super35 solely (with U35 rear aspect)
  • Full-pack (together with each full-frame and U35 rear components)

The pricing is at present identified for the full-frame-only possibility, which has been set to $49,900 per piece.

Historically, Angenieux cine zooms and primes are relatively rental-house lenses. I believe this will even be the case for these new Optimo Extremely compact zooms, though there’ll in all probability be just a few DPs desirous about investing in these.

Do you utilize Angenieux cine lenses to your work? How do you just like the look? What do you consider these new Optimo Extremely compact zooms with IRO? Tell us within the feedback part under.

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