Famed lens rehousing organization, True Lens Service, based in the UK has had great success re-purposing vintage cinema lenses for a modern, demanding production environment. Their mechanical design and craftsmanship is second to none which makes for some very desirable combinations of old glass in new housings. In order to keep their lenses working diligently and to support their customers who live and work in the U.S, TLS has chosen Duclos Lenses to manage the repair and maintenance of their lenses to the highest standards.Continue reading TLS Partners with Duclos Lenses to Support U.S. Customers
With the development of the THALIA-T, Leitz started a new line of cine lenses that will in fact not extend their existing THALIA set but rather run next to the line of the well-known iconic art lenses.Continue reading 1935 Leica Thambar Reborn
Cine Gear Expo LA is coming up fast! But Duclos Lenses is ready.
In addition to exhibiting our usual collection of lenses and accessories, we’ll be giving special attention to our Lens Service Department – the foundation on which Duclos Lenses was built. Throughout the exhibit days, Duclos Lens Technicians will be repairing lenses right in front of you. Come by and observe our lens technicians doing what they do best!Continue reading Cine Gear is Near!
Angenieux is among the most recognized and prolific motion picture lens manufacturers in the world. They continue to push the boundaries of high-end cinematic zoom lenses such as the brand new Optimo 12x Ultra designed to be an all-in-one no-compromise, flexible zoom lens – down to their new Angenieux EZ Zoom line with ultra fast aperture and versatile zoom range. Despite their plethora of achievements, Angenieux fans consistently offer one bit of feedback at every trade show, every dealer event, every opportunity… “What about primes?”Continue reading Angenieux Fixes Their Focal Length With New Optimo Primes
Musashi Optical Systems is a fast-growing optical company based in Japan. Musashi specializes in design, manufacturing and sales of 4K and 8K optics for broadcasting and cinema industries, various types of custom-made lenses, and beam-splitters for industrial camera manufacturers. Musashi also makes quite a few accessories for the ENG lens industry including a very clever B4 to PL adapter as well as some lens control units for pairing ENG lenses with more cinematic cameras.Continue reading Duclos Lenses Brings Musashi Brand to US
If you haven’t heard of Caldwell, you’re not alone. Brian Caldwell has been designing specialty optics for decades under different names or for production by other manufacturers. His latest project to be released is called the Chameleons – a flexiable 1.79x squeeze for both Super 35 and Full Frame / Vista Vision formats. We sat down with Brian to get a closer look at what makes these new primes unique.Continue reading Caldwell Chameleon – Flexible Anamorphic Primes
During NAB 2019, Zeiss kept their promise to continue adding focal lengths to their Supreme line of cinema prime lenses. This time a duo of high speed primes capping both ends of the current Supreme range – 21mm T1.5 and 135mm T1.5Continue reading Zeiss Supreme Family Gains 21mm and 135mm
Tokina joined the cinema market with their Vista Primes which were met with open arms for their excellent image quality and coverage. But for many cinematographers, the lenses lacked character or personality. They were simply too clean or “clinical” as I’ve come to refer to them. But that changes with the Vista One primes.Continue reading Vista One – More Character from Tokina Cinema
Another pre-NAB announcement – Canon’s new Sumire Primes feature 7 focal lengths with pleasing character and a native PL mount. Read on for more details.Continue reading Canon Introduces the Sumire Primes
It’s that time of year. Just ahead of NAB 2019, Fujinon has announced a pair of brand new high-end cinema zoom lenses with a generous image circle capable of covering the entire range of modern large format motion picture cameras.Continue reading Livin’ Large with Fujinon’s Premista Zooms
As of April 1st 2019, ZGC is now Cooke Americas (and no it is not an April Fool’s joke). Nothing much will change apart from the name. Same great people, products, and authorized service. The switch is another part of Cooke’s ongoing commitment to worldwide service and support.Continue reading Cooke Lands in America
Introducing the first of their kind – limited edition Cinematographer Trading Card series from Duclos Lenses. Each mystery pack contains five unique cards featuring your favorite masters of exposure. Each card displays a photo of these icons of cinema along with their stats and history on the back – including social media handles and best known works.Continue reading NEW! Cinematographer Trading Cards from Duclos Lenses
On Thursday March 28th, ZEISS held their Cine Showroom Open House introducing their Sherman Oaks location to the filmmaking community. Guests were in and out of the bright space from 1pm – 7pm. Some lucky VIP guests were able to arrive at noon so they didn’t miss the ribbon cutting at 1 pm sharp.Continue reading ZEISS Cine Showroom Open House
Famed British lens re-housing company True Lens Service based out of Leicester, UK has adapted one of the must lust-worthy lenses from the photography world, to the realm of cinematography.
On January 15th, Canon Burbank held their New Year Open House featuring Duclos Lenses. Patrons were able to explore the complete Cinema EOS line-up and get hands-on experience with Canon cinema cameras and lenses in the various Canon Burbank test facilities, theater, and showroom. Continue reading Canon’s New Year Open House Recap