Digital Telephoto Lenses are controlled via RS232 protocol.

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Series ENG/EFP includes high definition and high resolution lenses in 10x, 12x, 15x, 26x, and 40x focal ranges. They feature selectable zoom/focus sensitivity adjustments along with anti-breathing function that maintains field of view when focusing. Lenses can interface with any controller for remote operation, making them suited for camera robotics systems, jibs, weatherproof systems, and fixed camera locations.

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Thales Angenieux Displays New Digital ENG/EFP Lens Line

Unique Anti Breathing Feature Maintains Field Of View When Focusing.

Las Vegas, NV (April 19, 2004) - Thales Angenieux is displaying its new line of digital ENG/EFP lenses here at NAB 2004. The new lens line includes High Definition (HD) and High Resolution (HR) lenses in the 10X, 12X, 15X, new 26X and 40X focal ranges. The new digital line of telephoto lenses can be controlled via RS232 protocol and features selectable zoom/focus sensitivity adjustments along with a unique anti breathing feature that maintains the field of view when focusing.

"In addition to their exceptional optical qualities, Thales Angenieux's new digital ENG and EFP lenses can interface with virtually any controller for remote operation. As a result, they are ideally suited for use with camera robotics systems, jibs, weatherproof systems and in fixed camera locations. As camera robotics systems and the trend towards remote broadcasting continues to gain popularity, we believe this further increases the added value of Thales Angenieux ENG and EFP lenses," said Chris Beauparlant, U.S. Sales Manager at Thales Angenieux.

The new digital ENG/EFP lens line includes HR and HD models in focal ranges of 10X, 12X, 15X, 26X (see related release) and 40X.

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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