Optimo Spherical Lens Line

Optimo Ultra 12x S35

The long-range cinema zoom reference redefined

Optimo Ultra 12x S35

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.


Zoom ratio12x

Focal Length24-290


Close Focus1.22m / 4ft

Internal FocusYes

Image Circle Coverage31.1mm

Weight (approx.)12.6 kg / 27.7lbs

Length472mm / 18.6in

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 – 1.28m/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

  • ZoomS35 + U35 kit ( Standard Optimo Ultra 12X U35 package)
  • ZoomS35 + U35 kit + FF/VV kit (Full Optimo Ultra 12X FF/VV package)

Angular field of view (for film 35mm : 22x16mm)

Focal Length 24 mm 290 mm
Horizontal angular field of view 48.2° 4.4°
Object dimensions at MOD (mm) 538×732 47×65

Angular field of view (for film S35mm : 24.9×18.67mm)

Focal Length 24 mm 290 mm
Horizontal angular field of view 54.0° 5.0°
Object dimensions at MOD (mm) 632×860 55×73


Shot with Optimo Spherical Lens Line

J'accuse / An Officer and A Spy
Directed by Roman Polanski

DoP: Pawel Edelman
Shot with: Type EZ-2 FF/VistaVision and Optimo Ultra 12x S35


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