ANGENIEUX EZ – EXPLAINED
S35 and FF modes
First designed to live between stills zooms and the Optimo series, the Angenieux Type EZ series have ended up creating a unique category of their own.
It’s extremely rare for a zoom lens to balance all these advantages at their price point:
- they are the fastest of all Angenieux zooms at T2 in S35 mode
- minimal distortion and no exposure ramping
- lightweight enough for handheld and ENG-style on-the-go documentary shoots
- exceptional close focus
- images that are clean and sharp but with plenty of character, a good match for Optimos
In Super 35 mode, the EZ-1 has a 30-90mm range and the EZ-2 has a 15-40mm range.
In Full Frame / Vistavision mode, the EZ-1 has a 45-135mm range and the EZ-2 has a 22-60mm range.
When you go to Full Frame, the longer focal lengths give you approximately the same shot sizes from the same camera position, as you would have with the shorter focal lengths on the smaller format. And you lose a little speed going to T3 in exchange for the larger image circle. This mode covers beyond full frame, including ARRI Alexa LF, RED Monstro 8K and Sony Venice.
You could use the 45-135mm FF lens and still shoot S35. We also have PL doublers available, in case you ever need a T8 90-265mm lens.