After 50 years almost fully dedicated to high-end zoom lens design and production, Angénieux chose the Cannes Film Festival to announce a complete set of high-end Full Frame prime lenses – the Optimo Prime Series, in partnership with Band Pro Film & Digital Inc. and Jebsen Industrial.
Designed to accurately match the look and feel of Angénieux’s long-celebrated Optimo zoom series both physically and optically; full frame the Optimo Prime series comprises a key addition to the professional cine lenses currently available. Productions and cinematographers will now have at disposal a complete range of cine optics perfectly matching, responding all their shooting needs or desires, and adapted to the latest generations of camera sensor sizes. The Optimo Prime series will perfectly complete the Angénieux FF zoom lens offer, including the Optimo Ultra 12x.
The Optimo Prime series of 12 lenses provides full frame 46.5mm image circle coverage with a consistent 1.8 T-stop (except on extremes). Available as PL and LPL and designed as smart lenses, the Optimo Prime Series is very compact and lightweight. They will support both Cooke/I and Arri LDS; and offer a common gear size and position for all lenses in the 12-lens set.
Focal lengths include 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 28mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm, 200mm and will be manufactured both in France and Germany.
The prototypes will be presented at Cine Gear, in Los Angeles (31 May – 1 June) on Band Pro’s stand #70 and Angénieux’s stand #40.