After 50 years almost fully dedicated to high-end zoom lens design and production, Angénieux chooses 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 Technology Co LTD.
A key addition to the professional cine lenses currently available
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.
Bruno Delbonnel who was in Cannes for his Angenieux ExcelLens Award had the privilege to be the first DP to test an Optimo Prime Lens @Pauline Maillet
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.
After Cannes Film Festival, the first F40 prototypes will be presented at Cinegear Los Angeles on Band Pro’s stand #70 and Angenieux’s stand #40.
Angénieux Optimo FF Prime Lens
A successful business model
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.
Read more about the first prime cine lenses already developed by Angénieux in the fifties and the full Angenieux brand history in the Angenieux book Angénieux and Cinema: From Light to Image now available in bookstores in France and Benelux, very soon in UK and In Angenieux new e-shop section of the angenieux website.