Cine Gear is Near!

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!

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Angenieux Fixes Their Focal Length With New Optimo Primes

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?”

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Duclos Lenses Brings Musashi Brand to US

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.

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Caldwell Chameleon – Flexible Anamorphic Primes

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.

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Vista One – More Character from Tokina Cinema

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.

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Livin’ Large with Fujinon’s Premista Zooms

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.

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NEW! Cinematographer Trading Cards from Duclos Lenses

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.

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Leica Noctilux Finally in PL Mount Thanks to TLS

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.

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Canon’s New Year Open House Recap

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

Laowa to Introduce Dedicated Cinema Lenses

Laowa, a Chinese lens manufacturer known less for their marketing and more for their unique, thoughtful optical creations, has decided to break into the parallel world of motion picture lenses with their first ever purpose-built cinema zoom lens.

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