Angenieux today announced two new 35PL zoom lenses, both of which project an image circle of 31.4mm, covering the large sensors of the RED 5K EPIC & Scarlet, the ALEXA Studio and the Phantom Flex. These lenses are reworked versions of the classic Optimo 17-80 and 24-290 zooms, so you can expect the same optical quality that Angenieux is known for, but with the advantage of being able to use these lenses on S35+ cameras. The new models are the 19.5-94 T2.6 and the 28-340 T3.2. Anyone who owns a current 17-80 or 24-290 and wants to take advantage of the increased image circle can have it converted by Angenieux to the new versions.
Angenieux also announced a detachable handgrip/zoom servo for their small Optimo zooms. The servo controls zoom and iris, with an auto-iris function on compatible cameras. There is even a version with focus control. The servo unit is compatible with the 15-40, 28-76, 45-120, and their two DP zooms, the 16-42 & 30-80. AbelCine will be showing the servo in our booth at NAB.
For more product details, visit Angenieux’s website.