Angénieux has just introduced this morning @ IBC show (Amsterdam) a new anamorphic zoom lens to complete its Optimo anamorphic line. This line is now composed by the Optimo anamorphic 56-152mm and the Optimo anamorphic 30-72mm.

Here are their specifications:


56 – 152mm

New 30 – 72mm




  New 30 – 72mm 56 – 152mm
Zoom ratio 2.4x 2.7x
Aperture f/3.6 – T4 f/3.6 – T4
MOD 2’2’’ – 0.65 m 2’1’’ – 0,63m
Image coverage 4 perf. scope+: 28.8mm diagonal 4 perf. scope+: 28.8mm diagonal
Weight 2.4kg 2.2kg
Length 227mm 210mm
Front diameter 114mm 114mm
  –          Anamorphic zoom with 2x squeeze

–          Fast aperture of T4 with no ramping

–          320° focus rotation with over 50 focus marks and no breathing

–          Superior optical performance with image flatness and low distortion

–          Available with PL mount. PV mounts available on request

–          Calibrated focus marks available in feet or meters (easily interchangeable focus scale ring)

More information on


As per the companies’ press release, based on the optical design of the 2012 SOC and 2009 Academy of Motion Picture award winning Optimo 28-76mm and 15-40mm zoom lenses, the optical design of the Optimo Anamorphic lenses weaves in cylindrical and spherical optical elements in the rear group. This unique design technique yields significantly superior optical performance (exceptional sharpness and lower distortion) over the lenses on the market that are simply equipped with rear anamorphic attachment. Additionally, the design allows the zoom lens to remain extremely light weight.  The two characteristics of Optimo Anamorphic allow the user to achieve a new level of performance and freedom of movement while shooting in anamorphic format and have no equivalent on the market.

They are the first true handheld anamorphic zoom lenses with the best weight, size, aperture and performance ratio.

Both lenses are available for purchase in India. First deliveries of the Optimo Anamorphic 30-72 are planned by mid-2015 on a first-come first-served basis.

Place your order at the earliest to get it first we would say.