Angenieux has been an industry standard since the company entered into the cinematic world by introducing zoom lenses for motion picture cameras in the 1950s. Their Optimo zooms have been a staple on sets ranging from commercial to features and now they are taking to the prime game with their new Optimo Primes. Debuting a prototype at Cinegear 2019, cinematographers will soon have the ability to capture the company’s signature look achieved through its range of zooms in a set of 12 prime lenses, allowing DP’s to get the same look that they’ve already been using for decades as a zoom. With a 46.5mm Image Circle, they can more than support Full Frame coverage for popular bodies/sensors such as Arri’s LF line, RED’s Monstro, and the Sony Venice – just to name a few. All focal lengths will be T1.8 and feature interchangeable mounts for PL, EF, LPL, XPL, Nikon F, and Panavision XL.
Focal lengths for Optimo Primes consist of
With the first six slated for Fall 2020, we still have a bit of a wait ahead of us, but rest assured, Expressway has got eyes on it!
To learn more check out Cinema5D’s first look video from CineGear2019: