The Angenieux Optimo 28-76mm is a lightweight fast zoom lens. It comes with a PL mount as standard for Super35-sized sensors. In addition, swap the rear assembly from PL to Panavision or Canon EF mounts.
The Optimo 28-76 features a T2.6 aperture and focuses down to 60cm (2′). It is extremely light-weight, weighing only 1.9kg (4.2 pounds). The 114mm front diameter of the lens is a common diameter. Thus compatible with cinema-style matte boxes. Finally, the lens features independent focus, iris, and zoom control rings with cinema standard gear teeth.
Interchangeable Lens Mounts
This lens ships with a PL mount; however, that mount can be swapped with separately available Panavision or EF lens mounts.
Losing only 1/10 of a stop within the lens, the Optimo is extremely efficient. The fast T2.6 maximum aperture in Super35 matches the maximum aperture of many standard prime lenses for Super35. This allows you to light to a lower illumination level than would normally be required for many zooms, making for more consistent images as you may not have to relight the scene, as is often the case when moving from primes to slower zoom lenses.
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 Optimo 28-76 shares the same 114mm front common to the Angenieux Optimo lens series. This allows you to easily share matte boxes between the Optimo lenses.
The Angenieux Optimo series of lenses are designed and built to compensate for temperature drifts, which helps reduce the need to re-collimate the lens.