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Angenieux EZ-3 45-163mm T2.3-3 S35 & 68-250mm T3.5-4 FF

Angenieux has launched particulars about its new EZ-3, the most recent addition to the EZ sequence and it now joins the EZ-1 30-90mm T2.0 and the EZ-2 15-40mm T2.0 which had been introduced method again in 2016.

The lens is a 45-165mm T2.3-3 when used as a S35 lens. If you happen to change over the rear optics to full body it turns into a 68-250mm T3.5-4.5. This may be accomplished by utilizing Angénieux’s IRO (Interchangeable Rear Optics) Expertise. The entire EZ sequence options devoted rear optical teams personalized for each S35 and Full Body sensors.

It’s good to lastly see an extended focal size within the EZ sequence because it has taken 7 years to get one! The brand new EZ-3 seems to be a really versatile lens with a very good focal vary that may go well with a whole lot of taking pictures functions.

Key options

  • Covers Each S35 & Full Body/VistaVision
  • EZ-3 45-165mm 3.7x Zoom in S35
  • EZ-3 68-250mm 3.7x Zoom in FF/VV
  • Super35/FF/VistaVision Rear Lens Teams
  • PL Mount with Optionally available Mounts Out there
  • 0.8 MOD Focus/Iris/Zoom Gears
  • Focus Marks in Ft
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Angenieux EZ-3 45-163mm T2.3-3 S35 & 68-250mm T3.5-4 FF 37

That is the one lens within the sequence that includes a variable aperture, however I feel it’s a small worth to pay in trade for holding the bodily measurement and weight to a minimal.

The brand new EZ-3 weighs in at 5.7 lb / 2.6 kg and it’s 10.4″ / 26.4 cm lengthy. Whereas all three lenses within the sequence are totally different lengths, they’ve unified focus, zoom, and iris pitch gears.

The minimal focusing distance is 4′ / 121.9 cm (though Angenieux doesn’t specify at what focal size that’s).

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I’ve beforehand reviewed the EZ-1 and EZ-2 on the positioning earlier than. You may see that evaluation right here.

In case you are not acquainted with the Angenieux EZ sequence they are often purchased with each the Super35 and FF/VistaVision rear lens-groups. The lenses are quick, T2.0 in Super35 and T3.0 in full-frame/VistaVision. Swapping between the rear lens teams doesn’t have an effect on the bodily size of the lens, minimal focus distance, or zoom ratio. Nonetheless, the full-frame rear lens group does change the 30-90mm zoom that covers Super35 to a 45-135mm zoom that covers the full-frame/VistaVision aperture, and the 15-40mm zoom that covers Super35 adjustments to a 22-60mm zoom that covers the full-frame/VistaVision aperture.

The lenses have 3 guide lens management rings: focus, iris, and zoom. Every ring options cine-style 0.8 MOD gear tooth, for compatibility with comply with focus models and lens management motors. The 114mm entrance widespread to the Angenieux OPTIMO lens sequence, permits you to simply share matte bins between the EZ sequence and the OPTIMO lenses.

The EZ zoom lenses ship with an ARRI PL mount, which may be swapped with individually obtainable Sony E, Canon EF, or Canon RF lens mounts for compatibility with a really broad number of cameras.

Worth & Availability

The brand new EZ-3 is now obtainable to pre-order for $19,300 USD. At present, I’ve solely seen it listed because the EZ-3 45-165mm T2.3 S35 & 68-250mm T3.5 Cinema Zoom Equipment (ARRI PL, Super35 & Full-Body). Will probably be fascinating to see if you may as well purchase it with out the rear optics that converts it to full body.

The value of $19,300 does make it fairly a bit dearer than the prevailing Angenieux EZ-1 30 to 90mm Cinema Lens Pack (Super35 and Full-Body) $13,665 USD and the Angenieux EZ-2 15 to 40mm Cinema Lens Pack (Super35 and Full-Body) $13,665 USD.


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Angenieux EZ-3 45-163mm T2.3-3 S35 & 68-250mm T3.5-4 FF 39
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