New Vintage Lens Rehousings at IBC and cinec

Anna PifflAnna Piffl on 05.09.2014

In this Optics News, we give you an overview of all our VINTAGE lens rehousings and PL-Mount conversions. During past months, we finished several new rehousing projects and you will see the results below marked as New.

We have built a larger system of rehousing elements to continously offer best price-performance ratio, also for rare lenses and small quantities. Of course, we are very happy about the ongoing request for Cooke Panchro rehousings. We didn't believe how massive the need is for these unique lenses and their wonderful, rich bouquet.

We did rehouse quiete a nice bunch of Super Baltar lenses and now we do also offer rehousing for the 152mm (6 inch) and the 100mm (4 inch) Baltar lenses. My guess is,  Super Baltar lenses are getting very rare now...

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NEW - Cooke Tele Panchro Rehousings

NEW - 152mm rehousing
We extended the range of Panchro rehousing into tele range. Apart from the 100mm, a rehousing is now available for the 152mm lens. It is as well based on a new designed cam drive focus mechanism.

For the even longer lenses we offer conversions including PL-mount and gear rings. Conversion is avaialble for 203mm, 317mm, 406mm and 560mm.

Since about 2 years we offer the rehousing of the Cooke Speed Panchros for the following focal length: 18mm Ser.III, 25mm Ser.III, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm.

For this set of 7 lenses we offer a trolley case

Key Features

  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Standard 0.8 gear module on iris and focus rings
  • Standard 80 mm / 3,15 in front lens diameter
  • Two opposing scales, whole stops marked
  • Close Focus standard
  • Cam Drive focus system

Read more on Panchro Rehousings

Kinoptik Rehousings

NEW - 100mm and 150mm rehousing
The Kinoptik rehousing is similar to the Cooke Panchro rehousing with it's comapct small form factor and the front lens diameter of 90mm.

Currently we do the following focal length: 18,5mm, 25mm, 28mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and brand new 100mm and 150mm.

Key Features
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Standard 0.8 gear module on iris and focus rings
  • Standard 90mm front lens diameter
  • Cam Drive focus system

Read more on Kinoptik rehousing

Bausch & Lomb Super Balter Rehousing

NEW - 100mm and 152mm rehousing
The rehousing for the 100mm (4in) and 152mm (6in) are now available. The rehousing equips the lens with a new cam drive focus mechanism compatible with state-of-the-art electronic focus remote control.

The rehousing for the shorter focal lengths (20mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm (3in)) is based on a helical focus mechanism, compatible with state-of-the-art focus remote control system.

Key Features

  • Standard 0.8 module gears on iris and focus ring
  • 100 mm front lens diameter
  • No turning of glass elements
  • Helical focus mechanism (20, 25, 35, 50, 75mm)
  • Cam drive focus mechanism (100, 152mm)

Read more on Super Baltar rehousings

NEW - Kowa spherical lens rehousing

Currently we offer rehousing of the spherical Kowa 15mm Prominar lens. A lens which is popular to extend the range of a Super Baltar lens set. The rehousing for this 15mm resembles the Cooke Panchro or Kinoptik housing concerning compact form-factor and 80mm front diameter.

Contact us for more information

Kowa anamorphic lens rehousing

Our classic lens conversion of the Kowa Anamorphic lenses is available for 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm. The conversion includes gears, indentical front diameter and PL-Mount.

Key Features

  • Focus & Iris gear module 0.8
  • Exchangeable focus scale (meter / feet)
  • Front lens diameter 80mm
  • PL mount



NEW - Schneider 35mm Xenon/Cinegon rehousing

The Schneider Cinegon/Xenon rehousing resembles very much the Cooke Panchro rehousing with it's comapct small form factor and the front lens diameter of 80mm. Currently we do the following focal length: 18mm (Cinegon), 25mm (Cinegon), 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm.


NEW - Angenieux lens rehousing

We are now able to rehouse the Angenieux 18,5mm Prominar lens. The rehousing for thie 18,5mm resembles the Cooke Panchro or Kinotptik housing concerning compact form-factor and 90mm front diameter.

Key Features
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Standard 0.8 gear module on iris and focus rings
  • Standard 90mm front lens diameter
  • Cam Drive focus system




NEW - Canon lens rehousings

For Canon K35 lenses we offer elns service and PL-Mount conversion.
For Canon FD lenses, we convert 100mm and 135mm lenses to PL-Mount and gear conversion.



NEW - Zeiss SuperSpeed MK I lens conversion

This conversion is not a complete rehousing, but a conversion form ARRI bayonet to PL mount and new gear rings for focus und iris plus a new front lens ring with 80mm diameter.
PL-Mount and gear conversion are available for 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses.

Key Features
  • PL mount conversion incl. shims and infinity adjustment
  • new focus & iris gear ring, module 0,8
  • front lens ring with diam. 80mm

Vintage Lenses for Sale

Schneider 35mm Set
rehoused, PL-Mount
28, 40, 50, 75, 105mm on request
Schneider Cine-Xenon
original, ARRI Standard mount
50mm
600,00 EUR
Zeiss Planar
original, ARRI Standard mount
32mm
900,00 EUR
Zeiss Planar
original, ARRI Standard mount
32mm
900,00 EUR
Zeiss Planar
original, ARRI Standard mount
85mm
1.200,00 EUR
Cooke Tele Panchro
original, PL-Mount, focus gear
317mm / T4,5
on request

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