At NAB, Thales Angénieux has introduced two hand-held lenses and one full size Optimo Style 25-250 lens to support the migration to a more cinematic look with 4K quality.
Angénieux’s also highlighted the new Optimo Anamorphic 56-152 mm 2S (2x squeeze) zoom lens for cinemascope production. Long focal range zoom lenses are showcased with the industry reference Optimo 19.5-94mm, 24-290mm and 28-340mm lenses, while lightweight hand-held lenses are represented by the Optimo 15-40mm, 28-76mm and 45-120mm lenses.
The NAB show also features the Angénieux Servo Unit (ASU) which provides control of zoom, focus and iris; and the AB Live system featuring a unique “plug and shoot” 3D solution for live broadcast applications.
The Optimo Style 16-40mm and 30-76mm zoom lenses are extremely lightweight at only 4.2 pounds each, allowing camera balance for on the shoulder or hand-held configurations. The Optimo Style 25-250mm lens, weighing 16 pounds, is an all-purpose zoom featuring the desirable 25mm wide angle position and a 10x zoom range to meet a variety of production needs.
The first of the Angenieux anamorphic lenses to be introduced, the light and compact Optimo Anamorphic 56-152 mm 2S (2x squeeze) zoom lens lends a film-like, dimensional character to images with lower distortion than other anamorphic zoom lenses.
With 2x squeeze, a fast aperture of T:4 and no ramping, the Optimo Anamorphic 56-152mm 2S delivers stunning optical performance. Angenieux will be showing a prototype of their Optimo Anamorphic 30-72mm 2S at IBC 2014, with a third anamorphic lens to follow.
An option for all light-weight Optimo or Optimo Style lenses, the Angénieux Servo Unit (ASU) provides control of zoom, focus and iris and is compatible with broadcast remote handles, cinema remote controls and wireless remotes. It generates lens metadata based on the Cooke/i technology protocol. To help ensure performance, the ASU and lenses are matched and calibrated at the factory.
The AB Live system is a joint creation by Thales Angénieux and Binocle 3D that offers a “plug and shoot” 3D solution for live broadcast applications.