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Optimo Anamorphic Lens Line

Optimo Anamorphic 42-420 A2S

A version of the Optimo 44-440 A2S with new image characteristics

Optimo Anamorphic 42-420 A2S

A version of the Optimo 44-440 A2S with new image characteristics

Based on the Optimo 44-440 A2S lens, which was introduced in April 2016, and after some customers’ suggestions, the new Optimo 42-420 A2S has a different focal length and has even less distortion than the 44-440, which already was minimal.  The lens provides the specifications that made the Optimo 44-440 A2S lens so popular and some different image characteristics.


Zoom ratio10x

Focal Length42-420mm

Aoerturef/4 - T4.5

Close Focus4ft 1in - 1.24m

Internal FocusYes

Image Coverage4 perf. scope+: 28.8 mm diagonal

Weight (approx.)16.7lbs - 7.6kg


Front Diameter136mm

Main Features

• 2:1 horizontal squeeze achieved by cylinder optics in the rear part of the lens
• Perfect homogeneity of color, contrast, resolution and low distortion typical of the optimo series
• Constant T4.5 across zoom range, no ramping
• Minimal breathing suitable for rack focusing
• Close Focus of (1.24m/4’1“ feet) enables extreme close-up shots
• Reduced distortion on all focal lengths and all focus distances
• One of the lightest and most compact anamorphic zooms of its range
• Precise and ergonomic focus ring with scale rotation of 320 degrees & over 40 focus marks. Interchangeable focus scale ring from feet to meters
• Available in PL mount. Easily interchangeable with PV Panavision mount
• Thanks to the IRO technology™, the Optimo 42-420 A2S, with a spherical kit option, can be converted to a spherical 25-250 T3.5 zoom by swapping the rear group and appropriate rings
• Precise and rugged travelling of the zoom and focus groups using Angenieux classic rod mechanical guiding system
• Suited for extreme production environments (temperature range from -20°C to +45°C)
• Compatible with 1.4x and 2x extenders: 84-840mm T9 (wit 2x)
• Built-in lens encoder provides lens metadata (focus, zoom, T-stop) via standard cooke protocol or technology in both spherical and anamorphic configurations
• Lens data can be displayed on camera monitors to assist critical focusing and be recorded in camera to support VFX/post production work
• Front thread for optional protective glass

Field of view for 35 mm 4 perf. (22×18.6 mm, 28.8mm diagonal)

Focal Length 42 mm 420 mm
Horizontal angular field of view 56.8°
Vertical angular field of view 24.8° 2.6°


Accessories for Optimo Anamorphic 42-420 A2S

EF/PV Mount

To extend the versatility of your Optimo, Optimo Style or Optimo Anamorphic.

1.4x and 2x Optimo Extenders

Effective solution to increase focal range and sensor coverage

Front Protective Glass

The Front Protective Glass will protect the front element of your Optimo Style 25-250 or your Optimo 44-440 A2S from scratches, stains, dust.


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