Duclos Lens Tech Training – Register Today!

Duclos Lens Tech Training – Register Today!

The industry-wide shortage of skilled lens technicians is no secret. Unfortunately, there aren’t school courses for this particular niche – there are classes for optics, but not lens repair. Some lens manufacturers offer training for their proprietary products, but not all manufacturers will offer their courses to the public. Typically, lens manufacturers work with partners such as Duclos Lenses to refer their in-house technicians for training. So where does one go to learn more about cinema lens service and repair?

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Leitz Cine Reveals Hugo Line of Primes

Leitz Cine Reveals Hugo Line of Primes

Just ahead of the IBC show in Amsterdam, Leitz Cine has unveiled their latest line of cinema lenses, the HUGO Primes. A set of 8 high-speed prime lenses in a fairly compact body. The focal length and maximum aperture may look a bit familiar, and for good reason. Let’s take a closer look at what Leitz has been working on.

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Sigma Announces Development of 65mm T1.5 Cine Prime and more!

Sigma Announces Development of 65mm T1.5 Cine Prime and more!

For the last five years cinematographers have been asking Sigma for a 65mm high speed prime. Sigma has responded with the addition of a 28mm, and 40mm, even a 105mm high speed prime. At long last, we’ll have a 65mm to fill out the ever-popular Sigma Cine Prime family. Sigma issued a press release with some details of this new lens as well as a few other updates. 

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Cooke Begins Shipping S8/i Full Frame Primes

Cooke Begins Shipping S8/i Full Frame Primes

Cooke recently announced their latest endeavour – the S8/i Full Frame Primes. These new lenses will be their flagship set of cinema primes with seven focal lengths available immediately and an additional nine in development bringing the set to 16 focal lengths once completed.

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Canon Announces Flex FF Zoom Lenses

Canon Announces Flex FF Zoom Lenses

After quite a long break from cine-specific zooms (aside from their hybrid style Cine-Servo line) Canon has introduced a new series of lenses for the company’s EF Cinema Lens lineup. A 20-50mm and 45-135mm, both with a maximum aperture of T2.4 which one may thing is reasonably fast, but combined with an image circle large enough to cover Full Frame formats!? That’s impressive. Let’s take a closer look at the new pair of zooms and the features that really make them stand out.

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Looking Ahead at XEEN Meister Primes

Looking Ahead at XEEN Meister Primes

These lenses have been a long time coming. It’s hard to argue the popularity of Rokinon’s product lines – be it the regular photo lenses, the cine lenses, Cine DS, the XEEN or the XEEN CF… They’ve all been based on the same base optics for over a decade now. That’s right! Rokinon’s high speed primes lenses have been around since about 2010/2011 and they’re still going strong. So what does Rokinon have to show for all this success besides some fantastic worldwide sales numbers? Let’s find out.

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DZOFilm Announces Catta Full Frame Cine Zooms

DZOFilm Announces Catta Full Frame Cine Zooms

DZOFilm is still a very new company to the motion picture industry. In fact, their initial product launch only dates back to 2019. Nearly one year since the launch of the Super 35 Pictor zooms, the latest full frame zoom lenses from DZOFilm – named “Catta” – have been announced.

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Cooke Announces New Varotal/i Full Frame Zooms & Panchro/i Classic

Cooke Announces New Varotal/i Full Frame Zooms & Panchro/i Classic

Cooke Optics has announced the launch of two exciting additions to its expanding range of Full Frame lenses. Two new Varotal/i FF zoom lenses bring leading-edge modern design and materials to this historic line of zoom lenses that were first seen in 1971, while the extensive Panchro/i Classic FF range offers the beloved vintage Speed Panchro look for full frame sensors.

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ARRI Rental Reveals ALFA Anamorphics and Revives Moviecam Primes

ARRI Rental Reveals ALFA Anamorphics and Revives Moviecam Primes

Lenses are an artist’s paint brushes which means every rental house needs a unique set of brushes to offer their artist clients. ARRI Rental has taken a page out of Panavision’s book by offering something you can’t get elsewhere. They’ve announced two different lines of lenses; the ALFA Anamorphic Primes and a revived set of vintage Moviecam Primes. Let’s take a look at the two new sets and see what ARRI Rental has to offer.

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