The new Optimo Style 48-130 T3 is the third lightweight compact zoom lens in the Angénieux Optimo Style line, joining the 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 48-130mm lens weighs 1.95kg and has a close focus at 0.94m. Angénieux claimed it to be an ideal lens for close-ups, portraits, or tight shots, whether handheld, on a Steadicam, remote heads, gimbals, rigs, or drones.
It covers an image circle up to 34.6mm diameter (Red 8K helium sensor or Arri Open Gate, for example) with a constant T3 aperture throughout its zoom range, with no ramping when zooming in, minimal breathing, distortion or optical aberrations. It offers 320º focus barrel rotation, and 0.8M gears on the focus, iris and zoom barrels.
The PL mount is easily interchangeable with a Canon EF or Panavision PV mount and the lens can be used with the Angénieux Servo Unit with integrated motors for remote control.
Angénieux has also introduced two stand-alone accessories for its anamorphic line.
The two short zooms (Optimo 56-152A2S and 30-72A2S) can be equipped with an uncoated front element offering a softer contrast image with additional flares around highlights, while the Optimo 44-440A2S can be fitted with a special coated rear element that enhances blue flare.