Optimo Spherical Lens Line

Optimo Ultra 12x FF/VV, S35 & U35

The long-range cinema zoom reference redefined

Optimo Ultra 12x FF/VV, S35 & U35

The long-range cinema zoom reference redefined

The New Generation High End 12x Cine Zoom
Successor model to industry reference OPTIMO 24-290 & 28-340, the Optimo Ultra 12x is the ideal long-range zoom for high-end productions: feature films, TV series, live stage, commercials, music videos. The lens features a totally new optical & mechanical design, offering even better optical performance, and improved mechanical stability and serviceability.

Thanks to the IRO technology®, the lens can be configured in three different versions: S35 (Ø 31.1mm),  U35 (Ø 34.6mm) and  FF/VV (Ø 46.3mm) with dedicated sets of rear and rings.

Specifications

FF/VV

Zoom ratio12x

Focal Length36-435

ApertureT4.2

Close Focus1.52m / 5ft

Internal Focusyes

Image Circle Coverage46.3mm

Weight (approx.)12.75kg / 28.1lbs

Length523mm / 20.6in

Front Diameter162mm

S35

Zoom ratio12x

Focal Length24-290

ApertureT2.8

Close Focus1.22m / 4ft

Internal FocusYes

Image Circle Coverage31.1mm

Weight (approx.)12.6 kg / 27.7lbs

Length472mm / 18.6in

Front Diameter162mm

U35

Zoom ratio12x

Focal Length26-320

ApertureT3.1

Close Focus1.24m / 4ft 1in

Internal FocusYes

Image Circle Coverage34.6mm

Weight (approx.)12.75kg / 28.1lbs

Length481mm / 18.9in

Front Diameter162mm

Main Features
New Optical Design

  • Completely new optical design to enable Full Frame Coverage
  • Well controlled optical performances at each focal length and focus distance by having a good balance between contrast and resolution –appealing cinematic look
  • Superb image quality from open aperture, considered as “variable primes”
  • Low distortion
  • No ramping, minimal breathing, very fast for 12x zoom ratios
  • Efficient use of aspherical elements to minimize color fringing
  • Very short MOD 1.22m/4’ in S35 – 1.24m/4’1’’ in Ultra S35 – 4’2″ in FF/VV

New Mechanical Design

  • Completely newly designed mechanics vs. 24-290 & 28-340
  • Improved mechanical stability, and serviceability.
  • Weight reduction of moving components
  • Reduce dust inhale by improving air flow and adding dust traps
  • Precise and ergonomic focus ring with scale rotation of 321 degrees, the largest in the industry and over 70 focus marks.
  • User changeable focus marking rings (focusing scales available in feet or metric)
  • Mechanical components based on light-weight material with dedicated anti-abrasion coating
  • Adapted to extreme shooting environments (passive athermalisation from -20°C to +40°C)
  • PL mount lens. Compatible with LPL mount. Additional lens mounts to come
  • Available accessories: carrying handle, front protective glass, Optimo extenders
  • To use with ARRI FF4 & FF5 Follow-Focus, please use ARRI FF Gear 0.8 Module, 43 Tooth, 45mm K2.0020752

Multiple Image Format Design
Two packages available

  • Zoom FF/VV (Optimo Ultra 12X FF/VV Only)
  • ZoomS35 + U35 kit + FF/VV kit (Optimo Ultra 12X Full Pack)

Angular Field of View (for film 35mm : 22x16mm)

FF/VV S35  U35
Focal Length 36 mm / 435mm 24mm / 290mm 26mm / 320mm
Horizontal angular field of view 32.7° / 2.9° 48.2° / 4.4° 43.7° / 4.0°
Object dimensions at MOD (mm) 462×640 / 41×56 538×732 / 47×65 478×666 / 42×58

Angular Field of View (for film S35mm : 24.9×18.67mm)

FF/VV S35  U35
Focal Length 36 mm / 435mm 24mm / 290mm 26mm / 320mm
Horizontal angular field of view 36.9° / 3.3° 54.0° / 5.0° 49.1° / 4.5°
Object dimensions at MOD (mm) 541×728 / 48×63 632×860 / 55×73 560×760 / 49×65

 

Purchase Options

FULL FRAME ONLY

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