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Optimo Prime series prototype of the F40 lens

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Angénieux goes prime

After 50 years almost fully dedicated to high-end zoom lens design and production, Angénieux presents at Cinegear LA, the first prototypes of the complete set of high-end Full Frame prime lenses –the Optimo Prime Series, in partnership with Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc and Jebsen Industrial Technology Co LTD .

This key addition to the professional cine lenses currently available was recently announced at the Cannes Film Festival.

Designed to accurately match the look and feel of Angenieux’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 Angenieux 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 of the F40 lens will be presented on Band Pro’s stand 70 and Angenieux’s stand 40.

The Optimo prime series has been developed on the same successful business model settled for the EZ series, in partnership with two major sales stakeholders of the market: Band Pro in the US and Jebsen Cinecast in China.

Sales and distribution of the new Optimo Prime lenses will be handled in the Americas by Band Pro; in Europe, Africa, India and Middle-East by Angenieux, and in Asia-Pacific by Jebsen.

picture: Optimo Prime series prototype of the F40 lens

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