Angenieux has a zoom ratio of 2.7x and a reasonably 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 320º focus rotation with more than 50 precise focus witness marks.
“Along with the cinematographer’s vision, lenses offer a high degree of creative control during the film making process,” said Chris Beauparlant, VP, US Sales and Marketing, Thales Angenieux.
The lens has similar specifications to the 15-40mm and 28-76mm lightweight Optimo lenses it has been designed to complement, delivering fast apertures, good contrast and colour reproduction.
The Optimo 45-120 will also be available with the Angenieux Data System, ADS/i module integrating Cooke Optics' /i lens data 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