Optimo Spherical Lens Line

Optimo 24‑290
Optimo 24-290

12x Spherical Zoom Lens

Optimo 24‑290

12x Spherical Zoom Lens


Setting the standard for optics technology and performance, the Optimo line offers a range of zoom lenses to meet the most uncompromising requirements. Manufactured with exquisite precision, they help you bring greater artistry and cinematic expression to your production in any format. The Optimo long lenses are unrivaled as the industry’s reference lenses for every type of production from feature films, commercials, TV series and video clips to major sports events and concerts.




Zoom Ratio12X

Aperturef/2.5 – T2.8

Close Focus4 ft – 1.22 m

Internal FocusYes

Image Coverage35 mm academy – 30 mm diagonal

With extenders, image coverage becomes S35+ - 31.4 mm diagonal

Weight (approx.)24.2 lbs – 11 kg

Length440 mm

Front Diameter162 mm



  • Industry reference high magnification cinema zoom lens since 2001
  • Class leading image quality across the entire 12x zoom range
  • Extremely fast aperture of T2.8 with no ramping
  • Superb image quality from open aperture, considered as “Variable Primes”
  • 327 degrees focus rotation with over 70 precise markings
  • Calibrated focus marks available in feet or metric (easily interchangeable)
  • Short MOD of 1.2m / 4ft
  • Adapted to extreme production environments (back focus temperature compensation system from -20°C to +45°C)
  • Robust zoom / focus mechanism
  • Mechanical components based on light-weight material with dedicated anti-abrasion coating
  • Aberration correction properly carried out, high-tech corrective glass to improve performance
  • Image coverage up to S35-3 perf. (Ø 30 mm), expands to Ø 35 mm when used with Optimo extenders
  • Compatible with Optimo 1.4x and 2x extenders
    35-420mm T4 (with 1.4x extender)
    48-580mm T5.6 (with 2x extender)
  • Available in PL mount, conversion to EF or Panavision mount possible

Field of view for 35 mm Academy (21.95×16 mm, 27mm diagonal)

Focal Length 24 mm 290 mm
Horizontal angular field of view 49.2° 4.2°
Object dimensions at MOD (mm) 799×571 67×49

Accessories for Optimo 24‑290

EF/PV Mount

To extend the versatility of your zoom lenses

1.4x and 2x Optimo Extenders

Effective solution to increase focal range and sensor coverage


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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Jon Snow April HBO
Game of Thrones
Directed by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

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

Film Wolf Totem
Wolf Totem
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

DoP : Jean-Marie Drejou AFC
Shot with : Optimo 28-340, Optimo 24-290, Optimo 28-76, Pack 3D

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