The new Optimo Style family of zoom lenses from Thales Angénieux is aimed at live TV and mid-budget cinema productions in 4K and beyond.
There are three zooms – two hand-held and one full-size – covering the focal lengths between 16mm and 250mm (with ability to lengthen the range with a 2x extender). The two lightweight zooms are also available with the optional Angénieux lens servo motorisation system.
“A wider spectrum of production content is migrating to a cinematic look with 4K quality and that trend requires equipment which is adaptable to a large variety of cameras, configurations and budgets,” said Pierre Andurand, President and CEO, Thales Angénieux.
The 16-40mm and 30-76mm T2.8 zoom lenses weigh less than 2kg each, making them particularly suitable for shoulder-mounted or hand-held cameras. The 7.3kg 25-250mm T3.5 lens, which was introduced at IBC last year branded Optimo DP, is designed as an all-purpose 10x zoom for a variety of production needs.
The lenses have an easily interchangeable mount (PL, Canon EF, Panavision) for use with a wide variety of cameras, while the Angénieux Servo Unit (ASU) provides control of zoom, focus and iris and is compatible with broadcast remote handles, cinema remote controls and wireless remotes such as Preston (or others on request), and generates lens metadata based on the Cooke/i technology protocol.
The ASU will also be available as an option for all Optimo Lightweight Cine Zooms including the Optimo 15-40, 28-76mm and 45-120mm lenses.