The Angenieux Optimo 15-40mm is a lightweight wide-angle zoom lens. It is a fast zoom with a PL mount for Super35-sized sensors. Features include a fast T2.6 aperture, and focusing down to 61cm (2′) in front of the image plane. It is extremely lightweight, at only 1.9kg (4.2 pounds). In addition, the 114mm front diameter is compatible with cinema-style matte boxes. Finally the Optimo 15-40 features independent focus, iris, and zoom control rings with cinema standard gear teeth.
Losing only 1/10 of a stop within the lens, the Optimo 15-40 is extremely efficient. The fast T2.6 maximum aperture in Super35 matches the maximum aperture of many standard prime lenses for Super35. Therefore light to lower illumination level than would normally be required for many zooms.
Manual Lens Control Rings
Featuring independent manual control rings for focus, iris, and zoom, with each control ring incorporating industry-standard 0.8 lens gear teeth.
114mm Front Diameter
The Angenieux 15-40mm shares the same 114mm front common to the Angenieux Optimo lens series. Thus allowing you to easily share matte boxes between the Optimo lenses.
Finally, the Optimo series of lenses are built to compensate for temperature drifts. Thus reducing the need to re-collimate the lens.