Angenieux Anamorphic 44-440 T4.5 Zoom


Here’s a new lens: the Angénieux Optimo 44-440 A2S T4.5 long range anamorphic zoom, to be shown at NAB.

This is the 3rd A2S anamorphic zoom from Angénieux. The other members of the family are the Optimo 56-152 A2S T4 and the Optimo 30-72 A2S  T4.

The Optimo 44-440 A2S zoom lens has a dedicated rear group with cylinders and spherical elements that provide a  2x horizontal squeeze with high optical performance, minimal distortion and negligible breathing. There’s almost no geometric distortion or chromatic aberration. The aperture is T4.5 across the entire zoom range. It can be used wide open without  loss of quality. Close focus is 4’ 1” (1.24m), and it is 16.6 lb (7.55 kg).

The lens mount can be quickly swapped between PL and Panavision mounts and the focus scale is easily interchangeable from feet to meters. The new Optimo 44-440 A2S completes the set of Angénieux anamorphic zooms, extending the range from 30 to 440 mm with 3 lenses.


  • Angénieux 44-440  A2S Summary
  • 2:1 horizontal squeeze with multiple elements behind lens iris
  • Color, contrast, resolution match rest of Optimo series
  • Very low geometric distortion at all focal lengths and focus distances
  • Constant T4.5 across zoom range, no ramping
  • Minimal focus breathing, minimal flare and ghosting
  • Close Focus of 4’1” (1.24 m)
  • Compatible with Optimo 1.4x and 2x extenders
  • Focus ring rotation of 320 degrees
  • Internal focus and more than 40 focus marks
  • Interchangeable focus scale from feet to meters
  • Passive  athermalization from  -20° to +45°C (-4 to +113 F)
  • Can be converted to a 25-250 mm T3.5 spherical lens by exchanging  the rear optical group and the focus, iris, zoom scales (package system only)
  • Bbuilt-in encoders for focus, iris and zoom metadata via industry-standard /i technology protocol developed by Cooke. /i Lens data can be displayed on monitors for critical focus assist, and can be recorded for VFX / post production work
  • Focus and zoom groups are guided by an internal mechanical rod system that helps withstand rough handling and transport



  • Angénieux Optimo Anamorphic 44-440 mm T4.5 A2S Zoom
  • Zoom Ratio: 10x
  • Anamorphic Squeeze 2x
  • Horizontal Focal Length: 44 – 440 mm
  • Aperture: T4.5 (f/4)
  • MOD (Close Focus): 4’ 1” / 1.24 m
  • Image Coverage: 28.8 mm diagonal (18.6 x 22 mm)
  • Weight (approx.): 16.6 lb / 7.55 kg
  • Length (PL mount to front of lens): 414 mm  / 16. 3”
  • Front Diameter: 136 mm
  • Mounts: PL, PV mount available on request
  • Metadata: Built-in lens encoder for focus, iris, zoom information via industry standard Cooke /i protocol in both spherical and anamorphic configurations
  • Field of view, 35 mm 4-perf (18.6 x 21.95 mm gate/sensor)
  • At Focal Length:                            44 mm 440 mm
  • Horizontal angular field of view:  53.6°             5.7°
  • Vertical angular field of view:       23.6°             2.5°




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