Why OPTICA MAGNUS?

What differentiates OPTICA MAGNUS from others?

At OPTICA MAGNUS we not only strive to optical perfection in regard to resolution, light field coverage and distortion.
With the choices of our optical glass and specialized coatings we also pay great attention to the look and the feel.
We research and use the most advanced optical glass with the highest standards for aberration, density and distortion.
When we optimize an Expander or Anamorphic conversion, we take into consideration the original patina of the lens to be converted.
Lenses can show great values on a focus charts, but that does not imply that the lens renders faces and landscapes and offers pleasing flares and a bouquet with a desired look.
Optica Magnus expanders also bring life back to some of the great zoom optics of the past, that will match some of the current popular vintage prime lenses.

We consider the lens the paintbrush of the cinematographer and design with that in mind.

optica magnus expanders

Expanders with optimized performance, excellent light dispersion.

Magnification of multiple formats from
Academy to Full Frame and 2 x Anamorphic

The Optica Magna Xpander’s are designed for digital mirrorless cameras and optimized to work with the 24-290 Angenieux Optimo and the Angenieux Optimo 17-80mm. They will also perform well on the Angenieux HR 25-250 and the Angenieux 17-102.

The Xpander’s also provide new life to the Classic Cooke zooms like the Cooke Varotal 25-250mm and the Cooke 20-100mm, 18-100mm and the 20-60mm.

This provides the option of matching zooms with the character of classic prime lenses.

A special series of the Xpander’s are offered to work with the Fujinon Premiere zoom lenses.
The 75-400mm, the 18-85mm and the 24 – 180mm.

Some Xpander’s are available PL to PL.*

optica magnus cinematography

  • Academy

    Academy

  • Super- 35

    Super- 35

  • 4K on Arri LF

    4K on Arri LF

  • Large Format

    Large Format

  • Academy

    Academy

optica magnus cinematography

When we optimize an Expander or Anamorphic conversion, we take into consideration the original patina of the lens to be converted.

Lenses can show great values on a focus charts, but that does not imply that the lens renders faces and landscapes and offers pleasing flares and a bouquet with a desired look.

optica magnus products

Academy to 2x Anamorphic

The Optica Magna Xpanders are optimized to work with the 24-290 Angenieux Optimo. They will also perform well on the Angenieux HR 25-250 and the Angenieux 17-102. Other compatible lenses include the Cooke Varotal 25-250 and the Cooke Varotal 20-100 and 18-100.

These are anamorphic for Angenieux, Cooke and Fujinon Premiere zoom lenses

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Anamorphic 2x Angineux/Cooke

This anamorphic 2x adapter will convert the Angenieux and Cooke zoom lenses to a 2x anamorphic lens. It is optimized for the Angenieux Optimo 24-290, but will work on the Angenieux HR 25-250, The Angenieux 17-120 and the Cooke Varotals 20-60, 18-100, 20-100 and the 25-250mm.

Stop loss is 1 stop.

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Anamorphic 2x Fujinon

This anamorphic 2x adapter will convert the Fujinon Premiere lenses to a 2x anamorphic lens. It is optimized for the Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18-85 and the 75-400 mm.

Stop loss is 1 stop.

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Xpander Academy to Super 35

This Xpander is optimized to work with the 25-250 mm Angenieux HR, the Cooke 18-100, Cooke 20-100 and the Cooke 25-250 mm.

Stop loss is 0.3 (1/3) stop.

(also available for 17-80mm Angenieux Optimo and Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18 – 85, 75-400 mm.)

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Xpander Super35 to S35 Opengate

This Xpander is optimized to work with the Angenieux Optimo 24-290 mm.

Stop loss is 0.3 (1/3) stop.

(also available for 17-80mm Angenieux Optimo and Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18 – 85, 75-400 mm.)

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Xpander Super 35 to Full Frame Netflix Format

This Xpander is optimized to work with the Angenieux Optimo 24-290 mm.

Stop loss is 0.65 (2/3) stop.

(also available for 17-80mm Angenieux Optimo and Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18 – 85, 75-400 mm.)

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Xpander Super 35 to Full Frame

This Xpander is optimized to work with the Angenieux Optimo 24-290 mm.

Stop loss is 1.5 (1 1/2) stops.

(also available for 17-80mm Angenieux Optimo and Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18 – 85, 75-400 mm.)

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Fujinon Academy to S35 Opengate

This Xpander is optimized to work with the Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18-85 and 75-400 mm.

Stop loss is 0.5 (1/2) stop.

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Fujinon Academy to Opengate

This Xpander is optimized to work with the Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18-85 and 75-400 mm.

Stop loss is 0.5 (1/2) stop.

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Fujinon Academy to Full Frame Netflix

This Xpander is optimized to work with the Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18-85 and 75-400 mm.

Stop loss is 0.5 (1/2) stop.

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Fujinon Academy to Full Frame Opengate

This Xpander is optimized to work with the Fujinon Premiere lenses 24-180, 18-85 and 75-400 mm.

Stop loss is 1.5 (1 1/2) stops.

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