Digital Lens suits broadcast and video production.

Press Release Summary:

Digital 70 HD OB/Sports box style lens features dust and condensation-free enclosure for protection against humidity. Outdoor broadcast lens, suited for sports applications, delivers focal range of 9.5-665 mm (22-1330 mm with a 2x extender), and an aperture of f/2.2. Low power requirement allows direct connection of lens to camera, eliminating need for power box.

Original Press Release:

Thales Angenieux Showcases New Digital OB/Sports Lenses

Adds Digital 70 HD Model To Newly Redesigned Line Up.

Las Vegas, NV (April 19, 2004) - Thales Angenieux is displaying the company's redesigned line of studio and OB/Sports style lenses here at NAB 2004. With the addition of the new Digital 70 HD, a total of six lenses are available in the new OB/Sports Lens line.

"Thales Angenieux has further improved its OB/Sports lenses with enhanced performance, a new design and even better ergonomics," said Chris Beauparlant, U.S. Sales Manager at Thales Angenieux. "With the addition of the Digital 70 HD, Thales
Angenieux offers a big lens solution for virtually any studio and sports application."

Thales Angenieux's new studio and OB/Sports box style lenses feature dust and condensation-free enclosures with an exclusive design for active and durable protection against humidity. In addition, they incorporate the "next generation" of advanced
performance optics with extremely tight tolerances. To provide maximum efficiency, the new studio and OB/Sports box style series lenses require very low power for operation. This allows direct connection of the lens to the camera, eliminating the need for a power box.

The newly designed OB/Sports Lens line includes the addition of a Digital 70 HD lens. The Digital 70 HD delivers a focal range of 9.5 to 665mm (22 to 1330 with a 2X extender), and an aperture of f/2.2. It joins Thales Angenieux's HD OB/Sports lens line,
which includes the Digital 22 HR, Digital 62 HR, Digital 72 HR, Digital 20 HD and Digital 60 HD.

For more information on Thales Angenieux in the U.S., call 973-812-3858, fax 973-812-9049, or e-mail, or you can visit Thales Angenieux's web site at .

Thales Angenieux offers a full complement of high precision lenses for a wide range of broadcast and video production applications including: Optimo Series Lenses for the
most demanding HDTV and 35mm production applications; High Definition (HD) Series cine style, wide angle and studio lenses; High Resolution (HR) Series wide angle and all purpose ENG lenses; Studio and Sports/Outside Broadcast (OB) lenses; and a
revolutionary prime lens adapter.

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