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Angénieux show Optimo Ultra Compact lenses Full Pack at 2022 Camerimage Festival

Nov 10, 2022

Angénieux is pleased to announce the Full Pack version of the new Optimo Ultra Compact 37-102mm & 21-56 Full Frame lenses at Camerimage 2022.

The so-called Full Pack, based on the exclusive IRO (Interchangeable Rear Optics) technology by Angénieux, includes both a Full Frame and a U35 rear that can be changed easily to perfectly work on Full Frame cameras or to cover the Open Gate of the new ARRI ALEXA 35.

Optimo Ultra Compact 21-56 FF + U35 (open gate) rear

Optimo Ultra Compact 37-102 FF + U35 (open gate) rear

The new Full Frame series of Optimo high-end compact zoom lenses is the result of decades of proven expertise in high precision optics and mechanics dedicated to cinema. The 37-102 & the 21-56 are the direct descendants of the iconic and Academy awarded Optimo 15-40 and 28-76 lenses, which have been the faithful companions of directors of photography for more than 15 years.

When equipped in U35 (Open Gate) these lenses respectively become a 28-76 T 2.2 and a 16-42 T 2.2.

This new generation of high-end lenses is fully designed for the FF/VV format and the Open Gate. Lightweight and compact, these lenses are among the lightest on the market. Thought for cinema users, who want to have the possibility to work in both formats or for rental companies who have both types of cameras, the Optimo Ultra Compact lenses are the perfect addition to the Optimo Ultra 12X and the Optimo Prime Series. They seduce by their ergonomics, their superb optical quality from T2.9 (in FF/VV) or T2.2 (in U35-Opengate), including the famous Angénieux look and their high-precision mechanics. Image quality is consistent from open to close aperture and at every focal length and focus distance. The iris is also capable of closing completely. The balance of contrast, colour and resolution offers an appealing cinematic look.

The Angénieux Full Frame solution is now complete with zooms and primes for all kind of applications in one single and homogeneous ecosystem.

The Full Pack version of the Optimo Ultra Compact 37-102 and the brand new Optimo Ultra Compact 21-56 will be presented for the first time during the Angénieux workshop at Camerimage on November 17, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Camerimage Workshop Center, at the gym of High School n°10 • Liceum Ogólnokształcące n°10 • Toruń. The zoom lenses will be displayed on a Steadicam, handled by Steadicamer Chris Fawcett.

The workshop, animated by Randy Wedick, DP and Chief Technical Officer at Band Pro Film & Digital Inc, will be the opportunity to assist to special tests of the Optimo Prime series with the Integrated Optical Palette, on camera. Registration on line, on the Festival’s website EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2022

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