With 2x squeeze, a fast aperture of T:4 and no ramping or breathing, the Optimo Anamorphic 56-152mm 2S Zoom Lens delivers exceptional optical performance not previously achieved with an anamorphic lens. Based on the optical design of the popular Optimo 28-76mm, the Optimo Anamorphic 56-152mm 2S Zoom Lens features all of the remarkable characteristics shared by the Optimo series, including pristine optics, high precision mechanical zoom system and 320° focus rotation with over 50 focus marks. The unique optical design combines spherical and cylindrical elements in the same group, giving the 56-152mm lens exceptional sharpness and low distortion for an anamorphic zoom. Furthermore, the flexibility of a 2.7x zoom range is perfect for framing without the need to move the camera forward or backwards. The lens is extremely compact, weighing only 4.8lb or 2.2kg. Comes standard with PL mount; however, a PV mount is also available on request.
Angénieux debuts the first of their 2S Series of lightweight, compact 2x anamorphic zoom lenses at NAB 2013.
The 56-152 mm T4 Optimo Anamorphic zoom has focus scales can be easily changed from feet to meters. There is no ramping (change of exposure) throughout the zoom range, and there is no breathing (shift of image when focusing).
The Angénieux 2S Series will consist of the 56-152 mm and two additional compact anamorphic zooms that together will cover a range of 30 to 240 mm. The first zoom (56-152) will be available early 2014. The two others will be available Q2 2014 and Q4 2014.
The 2S anamorphic lens series will be completely new lenses, not existing Optimo zooms with adapters. They will share popular characteristics of the Optimo Series: light and compact for handheld or Steadicam work. The designers tell us they render a cinematic, dimensional quality to the image with superb optical performance and low distortion. The anamorphic “module” is at the rear of the lens, and a 1.3x squeeze anamorphic version of these zooms was discussed.