Optimo Spherical Lens Line

Optimo 15‑40
Optimo Spherical 15-40

Wide Angle Compact Spherical Zoom Lens

Optimo 15‑40

Wide Angle Compact Spherical Zoom Lens


Our line of Optimo lightweight hand-held zoom lenses – including the 15-40mm, 28-76mm, and 45-120mm – offers a superb balance between quality and agility. They are the lightest and the most compact series of cine zoom lenses in the industry and are perfectly suited for shootings requiring modern, lightweight and compact digital cameras and Steadicam work.



Zoom Ratio2.7X

Focal Length15 - 40 mm

Aperturef/2.4 – T2.6

Close Focus2 ft – 0.6 m

Internal FocusYes

Image CoverageS35+: 31.4 mm diagonal

Weight (approx.)4.2 lbs – 1.92 kg

Length186 mm

Front Diameter114 mm


  • Superb image quality from T2.6 open aperture
  • Compact and very light (1.92 kg / 4.2lbs)
  • Identical center of gravity on all Optimo lightweight zoom lenses enable quick lens interchange
  • 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) facilitates shooting in tight locations
  • Internal focus, internal zoom, constant lens volume
  • Precise and ergonomic focus ring with scale rotation of 320 degrees & over 50 focus marks.
  • Interchangeable focus scale ring from feet to meters
  • Adapted to extreme production environments (back focus temperature compensation system from -20°C to +45°C)
  • Compatible with Optimo 1.4x and 2x extenders
    21-58mm T3.7 (with 1.4x)
    30-80mm T5.2 (with 2x)
  • Image coverage: S35+ (Ø 31.4 mm), expanded to Ø 35 mm when used with Optimo extenders (more info in DOWNLOAD section)
  • Available in PL mount. Easily interchangeable to Panavision, Canon EF, mounts
  • Compatible with ASU servo unit (integrated motors for FTZ remote control through industry standard control systems)

Field of view for 35 mm Academy (22×16 mm)

Focal Length 15 mm 40 mm
Horizontal angular field of view 73° 31.2°
Object dimensions at MOD (mm) 611×437 230×169

Accessories for Optimo 15‑40

Angenieux Servo Unit

The Angénieux servo unit allows Zoom, Focus and Iris control and generates lens meta data based on Cooke protocol

1.4x and 2x Optimo Extenders

Effective solution to increase focal range and sensor coverage

EF/PV Mount

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

Special uncoated front element

Expand your range of expressions thanks to Angénieux solutions


Shot with Optimo Spherical Lens Line

Film Les Saisons
Directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud

DoP : Eric Guichard
Shot with : Optimo Sperical lens line

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Film The 33
The 33
Directed by Patricia Riggen

DoP : Checco Varese ASC
Shot with : Optimo 24-290, Optimo 15-40 and Optimo 28-76

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Film Mad Max : Fury Road
Mad Max : Fury Road
Directed by Georges Miller

DoP : John Seale ASC
Shot with : Optimo 15-40

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Game of Thrones
Directed by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

Shot with : Optimo 24-290, Optimo 15-40, Optimo 28-76, Optimo 45-120

Palme Festival de Cannes
La légende de la Palme d'or
Directed by Alexis Veller

DoP : Sébastien Gonon
Shot with : Optimo 15-40, Optimo 28-76, Optimo 45-120

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Film The Martian
The Martian
Directed by Ridley Scott

DoP : Dariusz Wolski ASC
Shot with : Optimo 45-120, Optimo 15-40, Optimo 28-76

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Film Exodus : Gods and Kings
Exodus : Gods and Kings
Directed by Ridley Scott

DoP : Dariusz Wolski ASC
Shot with : Optimo 45-120, Optimo 15-40, Optimo 28-76

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