As optical design evolved throughout the past century, lenses of every era inevitably defined the visual aesthetic of their time. In this way, vintage optics can authentically recreate the photographic characteristics from their bygone times.
They can contribute a organic or ‘painterly character to modern images, similar how a recording engineer might select a vintage microphone for audible differences from another time.
Some of the lenses we are working with have not been used for over 75 years. We’re not simply ‘re-housing’ lenses but preserving an almost extinct species; a ‘reincarnation’ of classic optics paired with a youthful and reinvigorated body.
Through consultation with cinematographers, we will provide a diverse selection of rare, unique and desirable cine lenses. Liberating latent creativity, shaping light where words fail.