Optimo Spherical Lens Line

Optimo Ultra Compact
Wide-Angle

A new generation of wide-angle compact spherical zoom lens

Optimo Ultra Compact
Wide-Angle

A new generation of wide-angle compact spherical zoom lens

Second generation of Optimo lightweight lenses, the Optimo Ultra compact lenses replace the famous academy awarded Optimo 15-40 and 28-76 lenses which have been the faithful companions of Directors of Photography for more than 15 years. This new generation of high-end lenses is fully designed for the FF/VV format. Lightweight and compact, these lenses are among the lightest on the market. Thought for users, these lenses are the perfect addition to the Angénieux high-end Full Frame collection which already included the Optimo Ultra 12X and the Optimo Prime Series. They will seduce by their ergonomics, their Optimo optical quality including the Angénieux look and their high-precision mechanics. The major characteristics of the Optimo Ultra compact lenses which integrate high-tech optical and mechanical components are listed below.

Specifications

FF/VV

Zoom2.7x

Focal Length21-56

Maximum apertureT2.9

Minimum Object Distance2ft / 0.6m

Image coverage46.3mm

Weight2.8kg / 6.17lbs

Front diameter114

Max diameter114

Length (front to mount)247 / 9 23 / 32 in

MountsPL

Internal focusYes

Iris scales 2 opposite scales2 opposite scales

Angular rotation of the rings71.4°

Iris gear drive126 teeth, pitch 32

Zoom scales2 opposite scales

Angular rotation of zoom ring150°

Zoom gear drive126 teeth, pitch 32

Focus scales Metric or footage marked

Angular rotation of focus ring310°

Focus gear drive126 teeth, pitch 32

Angular Field of ViewFor Full-Frame : 40.96x21.6mm

Focal Length21-56

Horizontal angular field of view87.5° / 40.2°

Object dimensions at MOD688 x 353 / 260 x 140

U35

Zoom2.7x

Focal Length16-42

Maximum apertureT2.2

Minimum Object Distance2ft / 0.6m

Image coverage34.6mm

Weight2.8kg / 6.17lbs

Front diameter114

Max diameter114

Length (front to mount)247 / 9 23 / 32 in

MountsPL

Internal focusYes

Iris scales 2 opposite scales2 opposite scales

Angular rotation of the rings71.4°

Iris gear drive126 teeth, pitch 32

Zoom scales2 opposite scales

Angular rotation of zoom ring150°

Zoom gear drive126 teeth, pitch 32

Focus scales Metric or footage marked

Angular rotation of focus ring310°

Focus gear drive126 teeth, pitch 32

Angular Field of ViewFor Full-Frame : 30.7x15.8mm

Focal Length16-42

Horizontal angular field of view87.5° / 40.2°

Object dimensions at MOD688 x 353 / 260 x 140

NEW OPTICAL DESIGN

  • Completely new optical design to enable Full Frame Coverage
  • Superb image quality from T2.9 (in FF/VV) open aperture, T22 in U35 (Open Gate).
  • Well controlled optical performances at each focal length and focus distance by having a good balance between contrast and resolution. Appealing cinematic look
  • Perfect homogeneity of color, contrast and resolution. Low distortion
  • No ramping, minimal breathing, very fast for 2.7x zoom ratios
  • Close focus of 2ft / 0.6m enables extreme close-up shots
  • Internal focus, internal zoom, constant lens volume

NEW MECHANICAL DESIGN

  • Completely newly designed mechanics vs. Optimo 15-40 & 28-76
  • Compact (235mm) and very lightweight (2.6kg / 6lbs)
  • Precise and rugged travelling of the zoom and focus groups using Angenieux classic rod mechanical guiding system
  • Precise and ergonomic focus ring with scale rotation of 310°, user-optimized marking design
  • User changeable focus marking rings (focusing scales available in feet or metric)
  • Adapted to extreme shooting environments (passive athermalization from -20°C to +45°C)
  • Available in PL mount.
  • Front protective glass (as an accessory)
  • Can be used with with ARRI FF4 & FF5 Follow-Focus, please use ARRI FF Gear 0.8 Module, 43 Tooth, 45mm K2.0020752

MULTIPLE IMAGE FORMAT DESIGN 

  • IRO Technology
  • Two versions : Optimo Ultra Compact FF/VV + U35 Only and Optimo Ultra Compact Full Pack (FF + U35)
  • Cooke Metadata : External connector for metadata transfer to an external drive or a display unit