Angénieux is pleased to announce the introduction of the new EZ 3 lens in collaboration with its long-time partners Band Pro Film & Digital Inc and Jebsen Consumer Products Co Ltd.. Third of a series of successful multi-format lenses introduced at IBC 2016, the new EZ3 will increase the possibilities of cinematographers looking for the best value for money to treat their Full Frame or S35 camera, thanks to its longer range and specifications.
“Your dream lens is within reach” says Angénieux to present the new EZ3 lens to its EZ fan community worldwide. After the so-called Standard 30-90 (S35)/45-135 (FF) EZ1 lens and the Wide Angle 15-40 (S35)/22-60 (FF) EZ2 lens, which have literally flooded the worldwide market over the past years, the new 45-165mm T2.3/T3 (S35) or 68-250 T3.5/T4.5 (FF) EZ3 is a Tele-lens addition to the versatile, future proof EZ series. Originally designed for independent filmmakers and productions (short films, documentaries, music videos, corporate) Angénieux EZ zooms have enjoyed success with cine rental houses and professional cinematographers too.
Using Angénieux’s IRO (Interchangeable Rear Optics) Technology, the EZ series features dedicated rear optical groups customized for both S35 and Full Frame sensors and provides interchangeable PL, RF, EF & E mounts compatibility on demand. Their S35/FF modularity and flexibility makes them the preferred lens choice for all levels of filmmaking.
Surprisingly, despite its longer focal length, the new 45-165mm T2.3/T3 (S35) or 68-250 T3.5/T4.5 (FF) EZ3 lens remains compact and affordable, which is a real plus of the EZ Series. In terms of aperture, like the EZ1 and EZ2, the lens shows a fast aperture. Ramping, which is common for this category of lenses, is also well managed with a constant T stop across the entire zoom range when the iris is set to T3 (S35) or T4.5 (FF). The optical quality and the mechanics are the EZ series one associated with the same cinematic look, which is so much appreciated by EZ users.
Importantly, the new EZ3 lens includes improvements such as a new quick IRO mechanism (user configurable) and a dual focus scale ring (feet/meters). On the EZ3 lens, the change from S35 to FF is much faster than on EZ1 and 2 and can be done in only 5 minutes, thanks to a very ingenious new design. Same for the focus scale, it is extremely quick to swap from meters to feet and vice versa. Last but not least, the lens is also compatible with the accessories of the EZ series.
No doubt, the new EZ3 lens will find its public among EZ fans who have been looking forward to it. They now have a complete set of 3 EZ multi-format lenses at their disposal, which totally expands their shooting possibilities and makes the series a sure value on a market where new cameras are launched regularly.