Everyone knows Angénieux for their high-end zoom lens design and production, something they have been leading the field in for nearly fifty years. But now they have announced the full frame Optimo Prime series, designed to accurately match the look and feel of Angenieux’s long-celebrated Optimo zoom series both physically and optically.

The Optimo Prime series of 12 lenses provides full frame 46.5mm image circle coverage with a consistent 1.8 T-stop (except on extremes). Available as PL and LPL mounts and designed as smart lenses. They will support both Cooke/I and Arri LDS; and offer a common gear size and position for all lenses in the 12-lens set. The whole Optimo Prime Series is designed to be very compact and lightweight.

Focal lengths include 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 28mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm, 200mm and will be manufactured both in France and Germany. The prototypes will be presented at Cinegear 2019, in Los Angeles on Band Pro’s stand #70 and Angenieux’s stand #40.

Sales and distribution of the new Optimo Prime lenses will be handled in the Americas by Band Pro; in Europe, Africa, India and Middle-East by Angenieux, and in Asia-Pacific by Jebsen.