August 17, 2011

Angenieux Optimo 45-120mm zoom

The new Optimo 45-120mm S35mm cinematography lens from Angenieux has a zoom ratio of 2.7x and a fast aperture of T2.8 (wide open). It weighs less than 2kg, making it suitable for handheld or Steadicam work.

Its optical design avoids breathing. It also has a 320ยบ focus rotation with more than 50 precise focus witness marks.

The Optimo 45-120mm has similar specifications to the 15-40mm and 28-76mm lightweight Optimo lenses it has been designed to complement. They deliver fast apertures, good contrast and colour reproduction.

The Optimo 45-120 will also be available with the Angenieux Data System, ADS/I module integrating the Cooke Optics /i protocol and designed for all Angenieux lightweight lenses, including the Optimo DP 16-42 and DP 30-80. The ADS/I module enables monitoring and transfer of key lens data for many applications such as post-production analysis, lens synchronization for 3D, special effects and virtual studios.

The lens can also use Angenieux interchangeable mounts for APS-C format DSLR cameras, such as the Canon EOS 7D, EOS 1D MK IV, Nikon D3000/D3100, D300, and D7000.

By David Fox

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