Contrary to the conventional belief, it is not always complicated or expensive to shoot in Anamorphic if you use an Angénieux lightweight lens, as expressed by Kathryn Brillhart in her testimonial. Kathryn defines herself as ‘a director, cinematographer, and innovator in experimental media. Her body of work explores deeper human issues by pushing the boundaries of visual poetry, movement, and mixed media’. 
A DP review of Optimo Anamorphic 42-420 A2S
"First of all, I’m very satisfied about what the Optimo Anamorphic 42-420 A2S brought to this movie Born In Heaven. It gave me, the DP, various creative options in preproduction and these came true on the set as well as in postproduction.
Jerôme Dolbert delivers us a testimonial about how the Optimo Style 48-130 was his best companion for an extraordinary human adventure in Cambodia, filming young girls who found their way back to life and smile through education.
Photo credit Jérôme Dolbert
Young Chinese cinematographer Cecile Zhang has been the first recipient of the Angénieux special encouragement on the occasion of Angénieux’s Tribute to Ed Lachman ceremony on May 18th at 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Cecile Zhang who graduated with honors from the Beijing Film Academy – got the opportunity to use an Angénieux zoom lens of her choice on her next project. She received this Angénieux special encouragement from Severine Serrano’s – Angénieux Managing Director and famous Chinese actor Xu Zheng.
We got time to know more about her in Cannes.
On May 18th, at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Edward Lachman ASC will receive the 2018 “Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography”.
Journalist Richard Brody - The New Yorker - wrote this about this huge cinematographer.
For the first time in 2018 during the 6th edition of the «Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography» ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival, in parallel of the tribute to cinematographer Ed Lachman’s filmography, Angénieux wished to recognize the work of a young Director of Photography.
The question remains among the DP community and it keeps the conversations going. After his visit to the Angénieux factory in 2017, Kees Van Oostrum (ASC), President of the American Society of Cinematographer gave a long interview to Jon Fauer (ASC), for the magazine Film & Digital Times, titled “Kees Van Oostrum, ASC on Zooms”.
Zooms and/or primes, what was his choice ?
One of the keys to success of Angénieux’s latest lens introductions is the unique IRO - Interchangeable Rear Optics - technology, a revolutionary modular lens design that enables different lens configurations. First introduced on the Optimo 44-440 A2S, this unique and very customer oriented system met a great success among the cinema community for its flexibility and cost-efficiency. It is also proposed on the Type EZ Series and now on the New Optimo Ultra 12X lens.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the formats have been subject to regular changes generating complete revolutions for cameras and lenses. The latest ones come with the Full Frame cameras recently presented: Sony Venice, RED Monstro and others to come. This new market trend is pushing lens manufacturers to adapt their lens offer.