CinemaTechnic | Used Cine Lenses 2k / 4k / 6k / 8k
We are again presenting a select offering of high quality pre-owned cine lenses. In most cases these are lenses we have previously serviced for our repair clients. CinemaTechnic is not an equipment broker – we do not sell lenses we have never seen.
All lenses listed here have been inspected and all needed service has been performed. We are a certified lens service provider for Angenieux, Canon, Cooke and Zeiss cine lenses.
Demand for small format lenses, both for 2k Digital Cine and for Super 16mm film has increased dramatically in the last 18 months. Don’t hesitate any longer or you’ll miss out.
Updated 18 June 2017
Reasonable offers will be considered – lowball offers will be politely declined.
Prime Lenses, S35mm / FF35mm 6k – 8k Format
Angenieux Prime Lenses
Angenieux DEM 180mm T2.3 APO prime lens.
Custom rehoused by CinemaTechnic. Rare, fast, high-end apochromatic tele prime made in very limited numbers by Angenieux. FF35 coverage. Internal dual cam focusing system (like the ARRI/Zeiss Master Primes). Includes new PL mount, new iris scale with gear, new focus scale with gear, new 95mm front.
Project nearing completion – photos, final specs and pricing to be announced. If you own one of these lenses and want to have it converted, get in touch now.
Canon Super-Telephoto FF35 Prime Lenses
Canon FD 200mm f2.8 – Century conversion, black finish, ARRI Bayonet mount (PL mount available) $1,950.- (Bayonet) $2,495.- (PL)
Canon FD 300mm f2.8L – Century conversion, fast f2.8 aperture, white finish, PL mount. Classic telephoto lens converted for Cine use. First version to incorporate a Calcium Fluorite crystal element, greatly reducing chromatic aberration. $3,250.- (PL)
Canon EF 300mm f2.8L USM – Optex Conversion, black finish, PL mount. New focus scale, focus and iris gears. Based on new style USM version of lens, also using Fluorite crystal optics. Considered the best 300mm prime lens ever made for cine use. VERY RARE $5,750.- (PL)
Canon FD 400mm f4.5 – Century conversion, black finish, ARRI Bayonet mount (PL mount available)$2,250 (Bayonet) $2750.- (PL)
All lenses above are private owner lenses and in excellent condition. Prices TBA. For now, please inquire via e-mail.
PL and EF mounts available for Century Precision Optics converted telephoto lenses
Prime Lenses, Super 35mm 4k-6k (18.7 x 25mm format)
Zeiss Ultra Primes T1.9, Super 35mm
Currently sold out
Zeiss High Speed / Super Speed T1.3, Super 35mm
HS Set: 18, 25, 35, 50, 85mm T1.3 Mk. II, (version 2.1) with wrap-around focus scales. Overhauled, VG condition -SOLD
Zeiss Standard Primes, T2.1, Super 35mm
Zeiss Standard Prime Set Mk. 2.2 T2.1 in PL Mount:
- Distagon T* 2/16 T2.1
- Distagon T* 2/24 T2.1
- Planar T* 2/32 T2.1
- Planar T* 2/40 T2.1
- Planar T* 2/50 T2.1
- Planar T* 2/85 T2.1
A very nice Mark II updated set with focus/iris gears and updated mechanics. Includes the only two Planar lenses under 50mm ever offered by Zeiss for the Super 35 format. Fully overhauled. Good cosmetic condition.
These are excellent lenses for digital cinematography. They offer good contrast, good but not excessive sharpness and a beautiful bokeh that is only possible with vintage lens design. At T2.1 fine details are slightly softened. At around T4 – 5.6 these lenses are competitive with modern cine lenses such as Ultra Primes.
Price TBA – please get in touch now if interested. These will go fast.
Standard Prime Set: 16, 24, 50, 85mm T2.1 Mk. I. Multicoated T* version. Custom PL conversion, custom focus gears and new laser-engraved focus scales. -SOLD – we are making more conversion parts, please inquire if you have a set of these lenses and want the same conversion seen above.
Prime Lenses, Super 16 Format / 2k-3k Digital Cine (7.5 x 12.5 mm format)
Angenieux Prime Lenses
5.9mm T2.0, fixed-focus, S16 converted, in PL mount – Price TBA, please Inquire
Angenieux Zoom Lenses
15-150mm T2.8 – Vintage Angenieux zoom covers Super 16 and 2k digital with room to spare. Dedicated PL mount (not adapter) $1950.-
Canon Zoom Lenses
Super 35 / 4k Format
14.5 – 60mm T2.6 CN-E Zoom
One of the best performing cine zoom lenses available. I have personally tested this lens on a Zeiss MTF Tester and found it to perform on par with the very best cine lenses available (including prime lenses). Very good used condition. Price TBA.
11-165mm T2.5 – 15x Super 16 / 2k zoom
Very hard to find used, limited production – latest version Canon 15x Super 16 zoom lens in PL mount. One of the very few large zoom range (15x) internal focus (no breathing) S16/2k lenses. The only other one is the Canon 12x (11.5-138mm) that preceded this lens.
Original price $19k+. Excellent high-resolution all-around lens for 2k mode shooting $5995.-
Zeiss Zoom Lenses
Vario-Sonnar 11-110mm T2.2 Mk. 3
Original Super 16 version of the Zeiss 10:1 zoom. Lens on offer is the latest Mark 3 version with new geared focus/zoom/iris scales (focus scale in feet only). Serviced by CinemaTechnic 06/2016. Excellent condition!
Not a converted lens – Mark 3 Zeiss 11-110mm are very rare – don’t hesitate $5749.- USD
Cooke Prime Lenses
SK4 Prime Lenses
High-end ultra-modern S16 cine primes introduced in 2005, designed to complement the Cooke S4 35mm format primes for S16 shooting by filling in the wide angle side of the set. Uses same cam follower mechanical design as 35mm S4 primes.
Cooke SK4 set: 6.0mm, 9.5mm, 12mm T2.0 in PL mount. These are Cooke S4’s for Super 16 or 2k formats. VERY RARE set. $9,450.-
Optex Super Cine
High quality modern prime lenses made in UK. Unavailable new since 2004, limited production.
Optex Super Cine 8mm T2.0 in PL mount, custom lens shade. $3925.-
Optex 8mm T2 Original price € 10,400.- / $11,780.-
Zeiss Mutar 0.6x “Aspheron” Wide Angle Adapter
Reduces focal length 0.6x. Works with Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 10-100mm T2, 11-110 T2.2 and 12-120 T2.4 as well as Distagon 9.5mm T1.3. 10mm becomes 6mm, 9.5mm becomes 5.7mm. This is the CARL ZEISS manufactured version, not the ARRI “Aspheron” that was made by Kern (Bolex lens manufacturer) in Switzerland (which can’t be used on the zooms). Rare long discontinued item $995.-
Kinoptic 5.7mm T2.3
Fixed-focus ultra-wide. Covers S16. $995.-
Zeiss Ultra 16 Prime Lenses
Currently sold out. VERY, VERY difficult to find used.
Zeiss High Speed / Super Speed Prime Lenses
Super Speed Mk. I (ARRI Bayonet)
Super Speed Mk. II
Zeiss Distagon 1,2/9,5mm T1.3 Mk.II S16/2k
Very hard to find used as a single lens. Zeiss 9.5mm T1.3 in preferred Mk.II version (greatly improved mechanics). Includes PL mount. Excellent wide angle supplement to a S16/2k zoom. Covers S16. won’t last $1495.-
Zeiss Distagon T* 8mm T2.1 Mk. II in PL mount. The Distagon T* 8mm T2.1 is a high quality wide angle prime lens, originally designed for standard 16 format. Covers Digital Bolex. Some vignetting on Blackmagic BMPCC.
Superb near-mint condition. $975.-
Zeiss High Speed / Super Speed Mk. III
S16 HS Mk. III Set: 9.5, 12, 16, 25, 50mm T1.3 in PL mount. All lenses in set freshly overhauled. -SOLD
Standard 16mm / HD-2k Zoom Lenses (7.5 x 10.3 mm format / partial Super 16 coverage)
Angenieux 12-120 T2.5, good condition, overhauled, ARRI Bayonet mount $795.-
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 2.8/10-100 T3.1 (with T* multi-coating), good condition, serviced, ARRI Bayonet mount. $1250.-
Above lenses cover Super 16 over part of their zoom range. Please visit our Optics for Super 16 / 2k page for more detailed information.
NOTE: Standard 16 lenses cover the full sensor on the Digital Bolex camera.
Focal Length Converters/Extenders
Zeiss Mutar 2x
One Zeiss Mutar 2x extender in ARRI Bayonet mount available, please inquire.
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