Thales Angenieux, in collaboration with Band Pro Film & Digital and Jebsen Industrial Technology has introduced the Angénieux Type EZ Series, two fast and lightweight zoom lenses integrating an innovative modular Interchangeable Rear Optics design to cover S35 mm and larger image formats.
Designed for both Super 35mm digital motion picture and FF/VistaVision cameras, the new Angenieux Type EZ series has been created to fill the wide gap between DSLR, and the highly acclaimed Optimo / Optimo Style family of lenses used in the motion picture industry.
Both lenses allow the rear lens group to be exchanged between S35mm (up to 30mm image diagonal), and VistaVision format (up to 46mm image diagonal).
The Angenieux Type EZ-1 is a standard zoom lens with a zoom factor of 3x. When configured for S35mm cameras, the focal range and aperture are set to 30-90mm F1.9 / T2.
By exchanging the rear lens group, the lens becomes a 45-135mm F2.8 / T3 covering an image circle up to 46mm diagonal.
The Angenieux Type EZ-2 is a wide zoom lens with a zoom factor of 2.7x. When configured for S35mm cameras, the focal range and aperture are set to 15-40mm F1.9 / T2. By exchanging the rear lens group, the lens becomes a 22-60mm F2.8 / T3 covering an image circle up to 46mm diagonal.
“Being the worldwide leader in premium quality cinematography zoom lenses, it’s critically important for Angenieux to address the ever-growing, affordable digital motion picture camera market,” said Thales Angenieux CEO Pierre Andurand. “The challenge is to provide a cost efficient, professional quality lens that can be used on both current S35 cameras, and future cameras built around larger imaging sensors.”
“Type EZ lenses are one of the fastest zooms in the industry with an open aperture of F1.9 or T2. When converting the image circle between S35 & VistaVision, the field of view remains fairly identical, so there are no crop factors to worry about. The wide zoom can be used as a wide zoom regardless of the image circle size,” said Christophe Remontet, Thales Angenieux product line manager.
Deliveries are expected to start in early 2017 through selected distribution partners.
Thales Angenieux www.angenieux.com