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Thales Angénieux to Debut Mid-Budget Lens Series at NAB

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Thales Angénieux to Debut Mid-Budget Lens Series at NAB

Press release date: March 31, 2014

Delivering High End Multimedia Production with 4K Quality

Saint-Héand, France -- For over three quarters of a century, Angénieux has been serving the motion picture industry with zoom lenses of uncompromising quality. The proliferation of 4K digital screens and the advent of Ultra definition television are escalating the demands for high quality motion picture content. A vast spectrum of new generation digital 35mm cameras has become available, and these are being deployed in numerous production environments encompassing movies, dramas, commercials, concerts and live sports events.

In this new 4K production environment, where Angénieux Optimo Cine lenses – particularly Optimo 24-290 and 28-340 – are already widely used, Angénieux will disclose at NAB a new line of mid-budget zoom lenses. The new lenses, descended from the Optimo line, take into consideration the industry’s most stringent requirements for ergonomics and versatility for live TV recording. In response to high user demand, Angénieux is going to exceptional lengths to ensure the first deliveries of this new lens line will be made in Summer 2014.

Moving forward, the legacy Optimo DP 30-80 and Optimo DP 16-42, respectively introduced in 2008 and 2009, will be devoted exclusively to the Angenieux special 3D package.

About Thales Angénieux
Thales Angénieux, a Thales subsidiary, is a world-renowned manufacturer of high-tech optical and optronic systems. Awarded four times by the Academy of Motion picture Arts and Sciences in 1964,1989 and 2008, and by the Society of Camera Operators in 2012, Angenieux lenses are utilized all around the world by the most demanding image professionals for the production of features, commercials, dramas, documentaries, music videos, sports or cultural event recordings in live 3D or 4K and beyond…

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For more information on Thales Angenieux in the rest of the world, call +33 (0)4 77 90 78 00, fax +33 (0)4 77 90 78 03, e-mail  or visit

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