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Angenieux Optimo Primes

The Full Frame Optimo Prime Series is a good match for the Optimo Ultra 12X, the LF replacement for the work-horse Optimo 24-290 T2.8 Super 35.

The Optimo Primes are small with a front diameter of 95mm, have good transition (fall-off) from in-focus to out-of-focus (bokeh) increasing the depth of field perception while keeping in-focus subjects clearly separated from background. Their look is close to what the naked eye sees and breaks the flatness of digital.

All lenses are compact and lightweight with a fast T stop of T1.8-22 except for the 18 and 200mm. Optimo-class mechanics faithful to the legendary Angénieux technology and look. Metadata (Cooke-i, LDS.)

Angénieux introduced a novel customizable feature for Cinematographers, the IOP (Integrated Optical Palette comprising replaceable iris blade cartridges with various iris blades count options, internal customizable optical element, and rear customizable filter adding near infinite possibilities to the creative and technological savvy. You can even insert a fishing line inside your lens to obtain a flare across the picture, insert vertical if you wish for horizontal 😉

Angénieux marketing proposes three different sets for purchase and while we ordered full lens sets we offer these lenses a la carte. We can also provide individual duplicate focals with specific customization, hence the entire production is not committed to a particular look you’d like to experiment with on some shots.

The below for reference only.

  • Platinum set comprises following 12 focals (18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 40, 50, 60, 75, 100, 135 and 200mm)
  • Gold set comprises following 9 focals (18, 21, 28, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm)
  • Silver set comprises following 6 focals (21, 28, 40, 50, 75 and 135mm)
Focal LengthSpeedWeight (lbs.)Focus
Range
LengthFront DiameterImage
Circle mm
Iris BladesFocus ThrowNumber of Asphere
18mmT2-224.181’2″past∞6.3″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
21mmT1.8-223.961’2″5.5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
24mmT1.8-223.751’2″5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
28mmT1.8-223.751’2″5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
32mmT1.8-223.751’2″5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
40mmT1.8-223.751’2″5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
50mmT1.8-223.751’4″5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
60mmT1.8-223.751’8″5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
75mmT1.8-223.752′5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
100mmT1.8-223.962’4″5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
135mmT1.8-224.43’3″5.5″95mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2
200mmT2.2-225.074′7.5″114mm46.313, 6, 9, Oval320º≥2

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