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Angenieux Optimo Zoom 42-420mm T4.5 (2x) anamorphic zoom

Optimo Zoom 42-420mm T4.5 (2x) anamorphic zoom

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Angenieux Optimo 42-420mm T4.5 (2x) anamorphic zoom is designed for anamorphic productions with its 2x sqeeze.

This lens is an improvement to the previous 44-440 and achieves less distortion than the 44-440 with some different image characteristics.


  • ZOOM RATIO: 10x
  • FOCAL LENGTH: 42-420mm
  • APERTURE f/4 - T4.5
  • CLOSE FOCUS: 4ft 1in - 1.24m
  • IMAGE COVERAGE: 4 perf. scope+: 28.8 mm diagonal
  • WEIGHT (APPROX.): 16.7lbs - 7.6kg
  • LENGTH: 414mm

Main Features

  • 2:1 horizontal squeeze achieved by cylinder optics in the rear part of the lens
  • Perfect homogeneity of color, contrast, resolution and low distortion typical of the optimo series
  • Constant T4.5 across zoom range, no ramping
  • Minimal breathing suitable for rack focusing
  • Close Focus of (1.24m/4’1“ feet) enables extreme close-up shots
  • Reduced distortion on all focal lengths and all focus distances
  • One of the lightest and most compact anamorphic zooms of its range
  • Precise and ergonomic focus ring with scale rotation of 320 degrees & over 40 focus marks. Interchangeable focus scale ring from feet to meters
  • Available in PL mount. Easily interchangeable with PV Panavision mount
  • Thanks to the IRO technology™, the Optimo 42-420 A2S, with a spherical kit option, can be converted to a spherical 25-250 T3.5 zoom by swapping the rear group and appropriate rings
  • Precise and rugged travelling of the zoom and focus groups using Angenieux classic rod mechanical guiding system
  • Suited for extreme production environments (temperature range from -20°C to +45°C)
  • Compatible with 1.4x and 2x extenders: 84-840mm T9 (wit 2x)
  • Built-in lens encoder provides lens metadata (focus, zoom, T-stop) via standard cooke protocol or technology in both spherical and anamorphic configurations
  • Lens data can be displayed on camera monitors to assist critical focusing and be recorded in camera to support VFX/post production work
  • Front thread for optional protective glass

Field of view for

35 mm 4 perf. (22×18.6 mm, 28.8mm diagonal)

Focal Length 42 mm 420 mm
Horizontal angular field of view 56.8°
Vertical angular field of view 24.8° 2.6°




Angenieux 42-420mm T4.5 (2x) anamorphic zoom


  • Rate:
    £550/day £1650/week Add to Shoot Kit

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