MICROSALON AFC 2020 and Optimo Prime Series


After 50 years almost fully dedicated to high-end zoom lens design and production, Angénieux announced in 2019 a complete set of high-end Full Frame prime lenses – the Optimo Prime series, in partnership with Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc and Jebsen Industrial Technology Co LTD. Following the worldwide presentation in 2019 of the FF Optimo Prime F40mm, Angénieux is pleased to present for the first time in France at MicroSalon AFC 2020 (Jan 16 -17) the Full Frame Optimo Prime F135mm and to unveil the unique user-features of this Angénieux new lens series.

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A key addition to Angenieux zoom lens portfolio
Based on cinematographers’ feedback and designed to accurately match the look and feel of Angenieux’s long-celebrated Optimo zoom series both physically and optically; the Optimo Prime series comprises a key addition to the professional cine lenses currently available.
Productions and cinematographers will have at disposal a complete range of cine optics perfectly matching, responding the most demanding needs, and adapted to the latest generations of camera sensor sizes. The Optimo Prime series will perfectly complete the Angenieux FF zoom lens offer, including the brand new Optimo Ultra 12x, successor model of the Optimo 24-290.
The Optimo Prime series will include 12 focal lengths: 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 28mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm, 200mm.
They will all provide full frame 46.3mm image circle coverage with a consistent 1.8 T-stop (except for 18mm and 200mm). Available as PL and LPL, the Optimo Prime Series will be very compact and lightweight and will support both Cooke/I and Arri LDS protocols for metadata.
Three different sales offers
Three sales offers are available for orders
– A complete 12-lens set – Platinum set – including 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 28mm,32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm, and 200mm.
– A 9-lens set – gold set – including 18mm, 21mm, 28mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm,75mm, 100mm, and 135mm.
– A 6-lens set – silver set – including 21mm, 28mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and135mm.
First deliveries are planned for 2020.
A successful business model scheme
Following the successful business model settled for the Angénieux Type EZ zoom lens series (also on stand at MIcroSalon AFC), the Full Frame Optimo Prime Series is the result of a successful renewed partnership between Angénieux, Jebsen Industrial Technology Co LTD and Band Pro Film & Digital in the US.Sales and distribution of the new Optimo Prime lenses are handled in the Americas by BandPro; in Europe, Africa, Eurasia, India and Middle-East by Angenieux and in Asia-Pacific by Jebsen.
For more information about the Optimo Prime series, click here.

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