Many productions call for the absolute best lenses possible and end up reaching for Zeiss Master Primes or Panavision Primos for a well corrected, clinical look. This is great if you want an absolutely clean slate to work with in post since it’s always easier to dial down sharpness and add a bit of grunge after the fact. But what if you want something with a little more character – a little bit of flare, in camera.
Duclos Lenses has developed and refined a process to achieve a unique, artistic look utilizing the Rokinon Cine Primes. The procedure performed by Duclos Lenses, deemed Rokinon•Raw, involves a precision polishing formula. This is achieved by removing the anti-reflective coating from specific surfaces of key elements within each lens. Each lens then offers a fine tuned yet expressive look. With the Rokinon•Raw process, these primes still retain a respectable amount of sharpness while introducing a wide range of flares and light kicks. The Rokinon Cine primes are an excellent choice for this procedure given their relatively low point of entry and fast aperture.
What about lenses i already own?
Duclos Lenses will offer the same polishing service applied to the Rokinon•Raw primes to Samyang, Rokinon, whatever flavor you may already own already. Cost and turn-around time to be announced soon. The process can be applied to other lenses as well but the results are not consistent across alternative designs.
Offered in a set which includes a 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm T1.5 prime lens, all packed neatly away in a custom foamed 4-hole flight case, the Rokinon•Raw set will be available at Duclos Lenses very soon. For more information including samples, pricing, and availability, join the Rokinon•Raw Update Mailing List at http://duclos.tv/rokinonraw