Thales Angénieux Announces Delivery of New Optimo 19.5-94mm


High Performance Glass Expands Portfolio of Zoom Lenses for S35 Cinema Production

Last Updated: September 17, 2012 9:39 pm GMT
(September 17, 2012) Thales Angénieux announces that first deliveries of its new Optimo 19.5-94mm film zoom lens has commenced in August for the US market sooner as announced at NAB. Previewed earlier this year to wide acclaim, the Optimo 19.5-94mm features image coverage up to 31.4mm (diagonal) making it ideal for the full frame 5K format of the EPIC and other like cameras.

The Optimo 19.5-94mm 4.7x zoom lens

“Feedback from rental houses and DPs on this newest lens has been phenomenal and points to a benchmark lens offering,” said Dominique Rouchon, International Sales Director, Thales Angénieux. “Its acceptance underscores our commitment to provide the industry with precision optics that meets its evolving needs for high end lensing solutions.”

The Optimo 19.5-94mm features a 4.7x zoom with an extremely fast aperture of T2.6 (wide open). Time-saving functionality includes a 329° focus rotation with over 50 calibrated focus witness marks for precise focusing in feet or meters. Other features include image coverage of S35+ or 31.4mm diagonal as well as internal focus and minimal breathing. The Optimo 19.5-94mm weighs 12.3 pounds/5.6 kilos with a front diameter of 136mm and a close focus at two feet, five inches (2’ 5”). It is delivered complete with a PL mount (PV mount by request) and is compatible with Angénieux’s 1.4x and 2x extenders.

This newest lens joins Thales Angénieux’s celebrated line-up of film zoom lenses including the Optimo 17-80mm, Optimo 24-290mm and Optimo 28-340mm, all of which offer the exceptional precision for which Optimo is known. With image coverage up to 31.4mm diagonal, they are ideal for today’s S35 film projects.

For more information on Thales Angenieux in the U.S., call 973-812-3858, fax 973- 812-9050, e-mail or visit


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