Optics

T Series Anamorphic Lenses

T Series Anamorphic Lenses

The T Series lenses build on Panavision’s long tradition of designing and developing high-quality anamorphic lenses for motion picture. They combine new optical layouts with mechanical advances from the G series, but have a larger sweet spot and focus closer than some of their predecessors. Optical features of the T Series lenses include high contrast, well balanced aberration control, excellent glare resistance, tightly controlled anamorphic squeeze ratio, and minimal breathing.
 

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Legacy Primes

Legacy Primes

Panavision® carries a wide range of quality optics that will meet the creative and budgetary demands of any project. All of these lenses were designed or re-engineered to Panavision specifications and offer superior mechanical and optical performance as well as expanded, easy to read focus and aperture scales.

Standard Primes - SP

First debuted in the late 60s, the Panavision Standard Primes are the oldest spherical lenses in our line. Typical to lenses of that era, the older coatings produce more flaring and veiling glare artifacts.

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Macro and Specialty Lenses

Macro and Specialty Lenses

Macro Lenses SM Series

These lenses matched the Primo®  Primes for color and performance.  The focal lengths in this series of lenses ranges from 50mm to 200mm with maximum apertures ranging from T1.4 for the 50mm lens to T4 for the 200mm lens. Close focus distances range from 9 inches to 27 inches. The 90mm macro focuses through normal magnification ratios to macro (1:1) and down to micro. (Micro magnification is where the image on the film or sensor is larger than life-size.)

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Primo® Prime Lenses

Primo® Prime Lenses

Panavision’s Academy Award winning series of Primo Prime lenses combine high contrast and resolution, even field illumination, and negligible veiling glare, ghosting, and distortion. Primo lenses intercut seamlessly with other lenses in the Primo line, and are designed for use with film and digital cameras.

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PVintage® Prime Lenses

PVintage® Primes

Based on the award winning Panavision Ultra Speed Prime lenses, the PVintage Series delivers superior mechanical performance while retaining their characteristically smooth organic imagery. And we didn’t just make these “look like” vintage glass; the PVintage series uses true vintage glass from actual Ultra Speed Prime lenses, re-housed in modern mechanics to be more user friendly.

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Canon Spherical

Canon Spherical

Panavision® provides a wide range of non-Panavision optics such as Cooke S4/i, Zeiss Master and Ultra Primes, and Angenieux Optimo zooms. Our inventory also features some earlier generation optics such as Baltars and Kowas.

Canon K-35

Canon’s answer to the Zeiss Super Speeds, these cinema lenses have proved a popular choice for their small profile, fast speeds and softer look and feel.

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Cooke Spherical

Cooke Lenses

Panavision® provides a wide range of non-Panavision optics such as Cooke S4/i, Zeiss Master and Ultra Primes, and Angenieux Optimo zooms. Our inventory also features some earlier generation optics such as Baltars and Kowas.

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Super Panavision 70 Lenses

Intrinsic characteristics

•    True vintage optics
•    Low contrast
•    Deliver more radiant flaring characteristics   

Artistic traits

•    Uniquely contoured bokeh
•    Glamorous, softer “vintage” look with a gentle focus roll off
•    Smooth texture
•    Distinct focus roll off

Feature Films:  Lawrence of Arabia, Live by Night, Assassin’s Creed

SUPER PANAVISION 70 lenses are compatible with both film and digital cameras fitted with a Panavision 65 mount.    
 

 

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System 65 Lenses

Intrinsic characteristics

•    Modern coatings make the lenses less susceptible to flare and glare
•    Organic focus roll off
•    Fitted with modern mechanics

Artistic traits

•    The established “classic” 65mm look 
•    Rounded bokeh
•    Pleasing flesh tones
•    Warm, contouring look
  
Feature Films:  Far and Away, The Master, Doctor Strange

SYSTEM 65 lenses are compatible with both film and digital cameras fitted with a PV 65 mount.   
 

 

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Sphero 65 Lenses

Intrinsic characteristics

•    Moderate focus roll-off with subtle aberrations
•    Less susceptible to flare and glare
•    Rounded out-of-focus properties
•    Updated with modern mechanics

Artistic traits

•    Blended layers of contrast  
•    Pleasing flesh tones
•    Natural background separation
•    Glamorous, soft classic look 

Feature Films:  Live by Night, Ghost in the Shell, Assassin’s Creed

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