Type M1 Angenieux lens?
Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:50 PM
Posted 03 June 2006 - 12:19 PM
Does the "M1" designation on an Angenieux prime lens mean anything?
---It refers to the design of the lens.
I no longer have an old list of angie lenses, but Type R are retrofocus, Most zooms are Type L, Type S is a double Gauss, like Baltar and Speed Panchro. Some longer lenses types are P and Y. Of course there's a number for the specific design.
28/3.5 is R 21, 10/1.8 is R 11. 135/3.5 is Type Y2, while the 90/1.8 is P1.
The two retrofocuses have a similar design, while the two longer lenses have different design.