Angenieux Introduces the Optimo Ultra 12x: One Zoom Lens That Adapts to Multiple Sensors
As a replacement for both the Optimo 24-290mm and 28-340mm, the Optimo Ultra 12x is a full-frame PL mount T/4.2 zoom designed with a switchable sub-mount system. Calling it their IRO Interchangeable Rear Optics technology, optional mounts includes sized rear and rings, essentially offering three lenses in one purchase price.
The Angénieux Standard Optimo Ultra 12x U35 kit (seen above) comes with Zoom S35 mount and U35 mount.
For Super 35 coverage, the S35 starts the lens off with an imaging circle at 31.1mm to cover Super 35 and both 4-perf and 3-perf equivalent sensors. For Arri’s Open Gate format at 3414 x 2198 as well as higher-resolution Super 35 sensors such as the Red 8K Helium and the 6K Dragon, the U35 mount expands coverage to 34.6mm.
Marked in feet, the focus scale can be interchanged with marks in meter.