Telephoto Lenses offers long focal length.

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High Definition (HD) and High Resolution (HR) Series 26 X 7.8AIF zoom lenses offer focal range of 7.8 to 203 mm, or 5.6 to 406 mm with 2X extender. Aperture is f/1.8 for HR version and f/2.2 for HD version. Optics are suitable for high-resolution digital and HDTV cameras.

Original Press Release:

Thales Angenieux Debuts 26 x 7.8AIF Series Telephoto Zoom Lenses

Longest Focal Range Available In HDTV And High Resolution Models.

Las Vegas, NV (April 8, 2001) - Thales Angenieux is displaying its new 26 X 7.8AIF High Definition (HD) and High Resolution (HR) Series Telephoto Zoom Lens for broadcast news and sports applications here at NAB 2002. The new 26X lenses offer the longest focal range available for field production applications to provide news and sports crews with extended coverage capabilities. The 26X HR Series features the exceptional optical performance and features inherent in every Thales Angenieux lens and complements the company's extensive line of telephoto zoom lenses.

"Our new 26X Series lenses will give news and sports crews a competitive advantage when covering breaking news stories by bringing their viewers closer to the action," said Chris Beauparlant, U.S. Sales Manager at Thales Angenieux. "It combines Thales Angenieux's exceptional optical performance and features with the extended focal range broadcasters want to provide the highest levels of coverage in the field."

Thales Angenieux's 26X Series Lenses offers a focal range of 7.8mm to 203mm (5.6mm to 406mm with a 2X extender) and an aperture of f/1.8 for HR version and f/2.2 for the HD version. The lenses' high quality optics are ideal for today's high-resolution digital and HDTV cameras.

For more information on Thales Angenieux in the U.S., call 973-812-3858, fax 973-812-9050, or e-mail 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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