An interview from the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas with Randy Wedick of Band Pro Film & Digital. For over 35-years Band Pro has specialized in products and solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers. From our offices in Burbank, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel; Band Pro offers the highest level of knowledge and expertise along with the finest equipment and accessories available.
The company’s research and development protocol allows product lines to expand toward the newest technologies so clients can focus on the art and craft of cinematography. With close relationships in Hollywood and worldwide, and long-standing partnerships with camera and lens makers, Band Pro has remained at the forefront of the newest developments in digital cinema.
Angenieux provides a unique range of lenses perfectly suited for productions ranging from top quality to mid-range. Purposely built for cinematic production, our lenses achieve excellence in design, mechanical and optical perfection.
All cine lenses offer a fast T-stop throughout the entire zoom range, large focus scale rotation angle that enables precise manual focusing, and retain superb image quality even under extreme environmental conditions. The pristine optical performance and seamless blend between contrast and resolution create a distinct cinematic look unique to Angenieux lenses.
The second generation of Optimo lightweight lenses, the Optimo Ultra compact lenses replace the famous academy awarded Optimo 15-40 and 28-76 lenses which have been the faithful companions of Directors of Photography for more than 15 years. This new generation of high-end lenses is fully designed for the FF/VV format. Lightweight and compact, these lenses are among the lightest on the market. Thought for users, these lenses are the perfect addition to the Angénieux high-end Full Frame collection which already included the Optimo Ultra 12X and the Optimo Prime Series. They will seduce by their ergonomics, their Optimo optical quality including the Angénieux look and their high-precision mechanics.
The Full Frame Optimo Prime Series is a perfect match with the Optimo Ultra 12X, the new long range zoom reference of the industry. The Optimo Prime series is part of Angénieux’s latest high-end lens collection and is ideal for demanding productions requiring native cinema design. 70 years after the first Angénieux prime series, the Optimo Prime Series is the result of decades of proven experience and know-how in high precision optics and mechanics. Each lens in the 12 piece series (from 18mm to 200mm) was designed to be incredibly compact and lightweight, most of them at a fast T1.8, with Optimo-class mechanics and feel that embodies the legendary Angénieux look. Based on cinematographer feedback, the series provides meta data (Cooke-I, LDS) and unique user-features such as replaceable iris blade unit, internal glass optical element and rear filter. Three types of sets are available for sale depending on budget and applications: Platinum set with 12 lenses (18,21,24,28,32,40,50,60,75,100,135 and 200 mm), Gold set with 9 lenses (18,21,28,32,40,50,75,100 and 135 mm) and Silver set with 6 lenses (21,28,40,50,75 and 135mm).
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