Angenieux 12x Optimo Focus Carriage Upgrade



The quintessential motion picture zoom lens, the Angenieux 24-290mm Optimo, is a beast of a lens. It's expansive focal range and fast aperture make for a very complex and technically elegant design. These zoom lenses are subjected to rigorous use in all sorts of production environments which can accelerate normal wear and tear. One of the common issues stems from the focus movement which demands consistent, repeatable accuracy. The large, heavy glass elements associated with the focus assembly can wear down on their load bearing surface over time and reduce the precise, tranquil focus movement expected from such an exotic zoom lens. 


Duclos Lenses has designed a replacement focus carriage that utilizes a series of low-resistance rollers, reducing friction and effectively distributing the load of the focus section in it's housing. The Duclos Lenses 12x Focus Upgrade also drastically reduces the chance of barrel end-play resulting in lost motion of the focus helix and inaccurate distance marks. In addition to correcting wear and tear, the 12x Focus Upgrade also reduces routine maintenance associated with the focus section, keeping your 12x Optimo working better, longer. 


The upgrade can be installed at Duclos Lenses during routine maintenance, or by a qualified technician. A core-charge is applied to the upgrade and can be removed if the original focus carriage is retained by Duclos Lenses for re-manufacturing. Here are some basic details of the procedure:

  • Average upgrade turnaround time:   1-2 weeks
  • Average savings in annual service:  $7,500
  • Cost without surrender of original:    $1,750
  • Cost WITH surrender of original:      $1,500 ($250 credit)

For additional questions, please contact a Duclos Lenses representative. 


Duclos Lenses takes great pride in their product designs, almost all of which are designed in-house. Manufacturing takes place either in-house, or in the hands of our trusted specialists including a range of professionals in the field of opto-mechanical manufacturing and aerospace fabrication. Products that bear our name represent the highest quality in the motion picture lens industry.



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Duclos Lenses sets itself apart from the competition by actually knowing and understanding the products that we sell. We genuinely want all of our customers to receive the absolute best products possible. It's because of this that we offer two years of free basic maintenance with every new lens purchased from Duclos Lenses. Click here for more information.



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Duclos Lenses is committed to providing the best possible products to our customers. Unlike the competition, our technicians have the knowledge and tools to check every single lens that we offer. This happens once when new products arrive from the manufacture and once again before they ship out. This ensures that our customers are only receiving the best of the best. Yet another reason Duclos Lenses is the premier destination for motion picture lenses.