Cine Gear Expo 2019 is about to kick off later this week and legendary cine zoom specialist Angenieux are already kicking down the doors off the hinges with the announcement of the Angenieux Optimo Primes! Yes, that’s right, Angenieux is getting into the full-frame cine prime game with a new set of primes that is going to make its debut at Cine Gear 2019 at both Band Pro’s booth #70 and Angenieux’s booth #40.
Announced just days ago at the Cannes Film Festival, a suitable home turf for Angenieux, the new Optimo Primes have been developmed in a partnership with Band Pro and Jebsen CineCast.
Optimo Primes will consist of 12 primes, with the initial set of 6 focal lengths – 21mm, 28mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 135mm to hit the market sometime in Fall 2020, followed by the rest in 2020 and 2021.
Angenieux Optimo Primes Features
- Full Set of 12 Focal Lengths:
- 21mm, 28mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 135mm – estimated for Fall 2020
- 18mm, 32mm, and 100mm – estimated for Winter 2020
- 24mm, 60mm and 200mm – estimated for Spring 2021
- Fast maximum aperture of T1.8
- Covers large format (full-frame) 46.5mm image circle
- Interchangeable lens mounts:
- LPL, XPL, PL, Canon EF, Nikon F and Panavision XL
Designed with the latest large format sensors in mind, the Angenieux Optimo Primes cover full frame sensors thanks to their 46.5mm image circle and offer a fast 1.8 T-stop.
All focal lengths provide maximum flexibility with fully interchangeable mounts including LPL, XPL, PL, Canon EF, Nikon F and Panavision XL. The Optimo Primes will support both Cooke/I and Arri LDS and feature common gear size and position across the entire 12-lens set.
Band Pro’s President and CEO, Amnon Band noted: “Band Pro has a history of actively developing the next generation of cinematic tools. Partnering with Angenieux on Optimo Primes is nothing short of a milestone achievement.
We’ve worked hard to capture the essence of classic Angenieux glass; and paired it with the most advanced modern optical engineering to make a lens unlike any other.”
Sales and distribution of the new Optimo Prime lenses will be handled in the Americas by Band Pro, in Europe and Africa by Angenieux, and in Asia by Jebsen CineCast.
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