A joint venture between Angenieux and Band Pro, the Angenieux Type EZ series lenses were created as a bridge of sorts between still and cinema lenses. We spoke with Band Pro’s Jeff Cree and Angenieux’s Dan Ikeda on their Type EZ lenses and how features like tool-less interchangeable mounts will change many a filmmaker’s world.
From Band Pro:
Designed for both Super 35mm digital motion picture and FF/VistaVision cameras, the new Angenieux Type EZ series has been created to fill the wide gap between DSLR, and the highly acclaimed OPTIMO / OPTIMO STYLE family of lenses used in the motion picture industry. For the first time, ENG-style productions will get the flexibility necessary for run-and-gun shooting, combined with high optical quality at an affordable price.
The Angenieux Type EZ Series features two new fast and light weight zooms, both lenses allow the rear lens group to be exchanged between S35mm (up to 30mm image diagonal), and VistaVision format (up to 46mm image diagonal).
The Angenieux Type EZ-1 is a standard zoom lens with a zoom factor of 3x. When configured for S35mm cameras, the focal range and aperture are set to 30-90mm F1.9 / T2.
By exchanging the rear lens group, the lens becomes a 45-135mm F2.8 / T3 covering an image circle up to 46mm diagonal.
The Angenieux Type EZ-2 is a wide zoom lens with a zoom factor of 2.7x. When configured for S35mm cameras, the focal range and aperture are set to 15-40mm F1.9 / T2. By exchanging the rear lens group, the lens becomes a 22-60mm F2.8 / T3 covering an image circle up to 46mm diagonal.
The Angenieux Type EZ Series lenses are available for pre-order now, with deliveries to be made in the first quarter of 2017. For more information you can visit www.BandPro.com/Blog/EZ-PreOrder and www.Angenieux.com/Collections/EZ
You can also see the Type EZ lenses at Band Pro’s annual One World Open House, which can find out more about at HDSLRShooter.com/Band-Pro-One-World-Open-House-2016