CinemaTechnic | Used Super 16mm and 35mm Cine Lenses

I test all lenses listed for sale here on my Möeller-Wedel auto-collimator and Century Precision lens test projector, and adjusted to manufacturer's specs. In most cases, lenses have been overhauled, unless they are new or otherewise have been properly serviced previously. All lenses listed are IN STOCK. I do not act as brokers for lenses I have never seen.

NOTE: Due to a dramatic increase in demand for motion picutre (cine) lenses, I am all but sold out of optics. All resonable offers and trades of modern (1975 or newer) Angenieux, Cooke or Carl Zeiss lenses considered.

If you need a different lens mount, most mounts can be changed, please inquire via e-mail.

MANUFACTURER
DESCRIPTION
MOUNT
PRICE

I AM RUNNING OUT OF LENSES:

If you have been luking on this page, you will have noticed that just about every lens that has been offered here has been sold. There are very few lenses remaining, and when they are gone - they are gone.

Remember: The most desirable lenses sell very quickly. E-mail straight away if you are interested in any item below. It may be sold if you wait even a day...

35mm / Super-35 / FF35 (24 x 36mm) Format Prime Lenses

ALL 35mm lenses cover Super 16, Si-2k and 2k RED ONE format. The focal length stays the same, but the field of view is narrower. Unless noted in the description, all lenses below cover Super 35 full aperture. Some 35mm lenses cover the VistaVision / Leica Frame 24 x 36 mm aperture that is known as "Full Frame 35 (FF35)" today. I have noted lenses with this coverage as FF35
NOTE to users of P+S Technik Mini-35 or Pro-35, Movietube and RED ONE: The shallowness of the depth of field is determined by the f-stop, not the T-stop, which is for film exposure purposes. If two lenses have different T-stops (example T1.3 and T1.4) but the same f-stop (f1.2) the depth of field at wide open aperture will be exactly the same.

ARRI ULTRA PRIMES

Current model T 1.9 prime lenses, introduced in 1998.

Fifteen high performance prime lenses with focal lengths from 10mm to 180mm and covering the full Super 35mm format, have been developed over years of collaboration between ARRI and Carl Zeiss. The objective was to create a set of lenses which for the first time completely unite all main characteristics such as focus, contrast, color saturation, color uniformity and compactness together wit h a high speed rating and low aperture induced focus shift. Additionally, the new lens standard was optimized for close focus where to date conventional optical designs have clearly been weak.

Features:

  • F-stop of f1.7, T-stop of T1.9 on most lenses (except 10mm, 12mm and 180mm)
  • Front diameter 95mm Ø on all lenses except 10mm & 12mm (156mm Ø), 14mm & 180mm (114mm Ø)
  • Larger focus scale diameter with large markings in feet or meters. Focus scales can be easily changed. Integrated focus and iris gears.
  • Internal focus: Exterior housing and front element do not move during focus. Clip-on matte boxes can be used without limitation (we reccomend the ARRI LMB-5 clip-on matte box).
  • Rugged mechanical design: With Acme threads (rather than 60º threads). Mechanism does not wear out so image shift will never be a problem.
  • Extremely high contrast. All lenses in the set have MTF of over 90% at 10 lp/mm.

CinemaTechnic is an authorized Ultra Prime service provider.

NOTE: The Ultra Primes are still current model lenses and used Ultra Primes are very difficult to come by and sell VERY QUICKLY. If you see what you need on our list e-mail now. Ultra Primes focus scales are in feet or meters (but not both). Focus scales can be excanged easily.

14mm f1.7/T1.9 ARRI/Zeiss Ultra Prime Distagon T*, feet scale, used, fully overhauled, New list price is $15,070.- (Note: Meter focus scale ring is available at extra cost). SOLD PL
SOLD

Distagon 1,7/20mm ULTRA PRIME, feet focus scale, good used condition (minor cosmetic defects, glass perfect).
New list price $11,970.-

NOTE: The owner no longer wishes to sell this lens.

PL
Withdrawn

Distagon 1,7/28mm ULTRA PRIME, metric focus scale, good used condition, glass perfect.
New list price $11,050.-

NOTE: The owner no longer wishes to sell this lens.

PL
Withdrawn

Sonnar 1,7/135mm ULTRA PRIME, feet focus scale, excellent used condition, looks like new, glass perfect.
New list price $12,430.-

NOTE: The owner no longer wishes to sell this lens.

PL
Withdrawn
*NOTE: All used ULTRA PRIMES sold by CinemaTechnic have been serviced.
Zeiss Super Speed Mk. II (High Speed f1.2/T1.3) Primes - PL mount only.
Super Speed (High Speed f1.2) Mk. II Set (PL mount only):
f1.2/18mm T1.3, f1.2/25mm T1.3, f1.2/35mm T1.3, f1.2/50mm T1.3, f1.2/85mm T1.3,
Original 80mm front, integrated focus gear, second generation Mk. 2 extended focus scale ft/mt 270º rotation. new PL mounts, hand picked set. Sold as full set only. SOLD! - WE DO NOT HAVE ANY MORE MK.II SETS AVAILABLE, THERE ARE NONE IN STOCK ANYWHERE!
PL
SOLD
Zeiss
25mm T1.3 (f1.2) Zeiss Super Speed Distagon, S35 Mk. II, Large body with intregral focus gear, PL mount. Front and rear elements newly re-coated. Fully overhauled.SOLD PL
SOLD
Zeiss Super Speed Mk. I / B-Speed (High Speed f1.2/T1.4) Primes - Bayo or PL mount

Zeiss Super Speed (High Speed f1.2/f1.3/f1.4) First Generation Set (originally Bayonet, converted to PL mounts, photo above):


  • f1.2/18mm T1.4 Zeiss Distagon
  • f1.2/25mm T1.4 Zeiss Distagon
  • f1.2/35mm T1.4 Zeiss Distagon
  • f1.3/50mm T1.4 Zeiss Planar
  • f1.4/85mm T1.4 Zeiss Planar

PL mounts, 80mm fronts (converted) focus scale ft/mt, focus gears (clamp-on). 18, 25 and 35mm are f1.2 and have same optics as Mk. II. Excellent mechanical and optical condition. Sold as full set only, fully overhauled.
SOLD!

PL
SOLD
Zeiss
18mm T1.4 (f1.2) Zeiss Distagon, Mk. I, Bayonet mount, focus gear, fully overhauled. New iris, re-coated element. FULLY overhauled by Duclos Lenses. Very hard to find without buying the whole set. SOLD BAY/PL*
SOLD
Zeiss
35mm T1.4 (f1.2) Distagon, S35 Mk. I, Bayonet mount, custom CinemaTechnic focus gear and 80mm front, fully overhauled by Duclos Lenses. SOLD BAY/PL*
SOLD
Zeiss Standard Primes Mk. II with T* coating f2.0 / T2.1 Bayonet or PL
10.5mm T2.1 (f2.0) Distagon (Optex conv. of Zeiss 16mm Mk.2 Prime ), Mk. II, focus and iris gears, PL mount. Covers S35. Tested to work with RED One camera! Great for underwater housing due to compact size. RARE! (Compare to Zeiss 10mm Distagon at $11,750.- USED!) SOLD!
PL
SOLD
14mm T2.0 (f1.8) Distagon Low-distortion wide angle. Newer T2.0 version. Excellent used condition. Repainted focus scale. PL
SOLD
Zeiss
100mm T2.1 (f2.0) Planar S35 Mk. 2 PL mount - one of the best Zeiss f2 primes! - with focus and iris gears - exceptional optical quality. SOLD
PL
SOLD-
Zeiss
135mm T2.1 (f2.0) S35 Mk. 2 PL mount SOLD
PL
SOLD
Other 35mm & FF 35 format Prime Lenses & Anamorphics
Technovision/Nikon

20mm T2.8 Techno-Nikkor in BNCR mount. Full Frame 35 (FF35 24 x 36 mm) coverage. With CinemaTechnic custom delrin focus gear. SOLD

FF35
SOLD
Technovision/Canon
20mm T2.0 Techno-Canon in PL mount (CinemaTechnic custom conversion from BNCR). With focus gear. (NOTE: Appearance of this lens is similar to above photo of Techno-Nikkor). FF35
$2,900.-
Canon
85mm T1.4 (f1.4) Canon K-35 Aspherical super-speed, Multicoated, 80mm front, Focus Gear. Academy Award winning lens design. Full Frame 35 coverage. Converted to PL mount by CinemaTechnic.SOLD
NOTE: I AM DEVELOPING AN ARRI PL CONVERSION FOR THE CANON K-35 LENSES
FF35
SOLD
ARRI
24mm T4.0 TILT-SHIFT Lens, for ARRI Tilt-Shift system only.
ARRI T-S
Inquire
Bausch & Lomb
25mm T2.3 Super Baltar *NEW* Classic lens from the golden era of cinematography. New old stock. Does not include focusing mount (as supplied by B&L).
PL
$1,250.-
SUPER TELEPHOTO LENSES - S16, 35mm and Vistavision
PL
Canon
300mm T2.8 L Flourite, Century conversion, PL, focus gear, SOLD
FF35
SOLD
Canon
500mm T4.5 L Flourite with focus gear, Century conversion, PL SOLD
FF35
SOLD
Canon
600mm T4.5 L Flourite, with built-in Follow Focus, Century conversion, PL SOLD
FF35
SOLD
Canon
800mm T5.6 L Flourite, Century conversion, PL SOLD
FF35
SOLD

SUPER 16mm FORMAT PRIME LENS SETS

All lenses designed for the Super 16mm format are fully compatible in sensor coverage and resolution with the P+S Technik / Silicon Imaging SI-2K Digital Cinema Camera without limitation. There are no vignetting or "dark corner" problems with any of the lenses mentioned below. S16mm format lenses are also compatible with the RED ONE camera in "windowed sensor" mode.

ARRI / ZEISS ULTRA 16

These new lenses from Carl Zeiss are their first since the Super Speeds to be specifically designed for the Super 16mm format. They are entirely new optical designs, with mechanics based on the ARRI/Zeiss Ultra Primes. These new lenses feature the latest T*XP coating and aspherical elements.

No used sets are available at this time. Please contact your ARRI rep for new lenses.

ARRI / Zeiss
1,2 / 6.0mm T 1.3 Distagon T*XP Ultra 16
ARRI / Zeiss
1,2 / 8.0mm T 1.3 Distagon T*XP Ultra 16
ARRI / Zeiss
1,2 / 9.5mm T 1.3 Distagon T*XP Ultra 16
ARRI / Zeiss
1,2 / 12 mm T 1.3 Distagon T*XP Ultra 16
ARRI / Zeiss
1,2 / 14 mm T 1.3 Distagon T*XP Ultra 16
Carl Zeiss Super 16 Mark II Super Speed primes:
Factory equipped with 80mm front and focus gear. Greatly improved focus scales and mechanical design compared to Mk. I Bayonet mount version. Similar to latest Mk. III version except no gear on iris and smaller numbers and shorter rotation on focus scale. Photo above shows full 5 lens set after CinemaTechnic's overhaul. Note the much easier to read yellow focus scale (feet). Metric scale is kept in original white color and is seen from the other side of the lens. These lenses can be supplied in either Bayonet or PL mounts. The PL mounts are dedicated mounts, not adapters, and are identical to the ones used on the 35mm Superspeed set.
The last generation Mk. III lenses were available new from ARRI for $9400.- per lens. We believe the supply of new Mk. III lenses to be exhausted. Supply of used Mk. II lenses is very limited.
NOTE: The very high cost (nearly $80,000.- USD for the set of 5) of the new ARRI/Zeiss Ultra 16 lenses will probably result in many ARRI 416 purchasers opting for Zeiss Mk. II or Mk. III Super Speeds. Very high demand is likely to continue.
**We are currently SOLD OUT of Zeis Super Speed Primes.
Please e-mail if you have Mk. 2 or Mk. 3 lenses you wish to sell**
Zeiss
Super Speed (High Speed f1.2) MIXED Mk. II / Mk. III SET (PL mount):
9.5mm T1.3 Mk. 2,
12 mm T1.3 Mk. 3,
16 mm T1.3 Mk. 3,
25 mm T1.3 Mk. 2,
50 mm T1.3 Mk. 3
Original 80mm front, integrated focus gear, on all lenses, 12, 16 and 50mm also has iris gear.
Fully overhauled - glass perfect. AVAILABLE AS FULL SET ONLY
SOLD
SOLD
Zeiss
Super Speed (High Speed f1.2) Mk. II Set (PL mount):
9.5mm T1.3, 12mm T1.3, 16mm T1.3, 25mm T1.3, 50mm T1.3
Original 80mm front, integrated focus gear, second gen Mk. 2.
New PL mounts. Fully overhauled.
SOLD

SOLD
Zeiss
Super Speed (High Speed f1.2) Mk. II Set (PL mount):
9.5mm T1.3, 12mm T1.3, 16mm T1.3, 25mm T1.3
Original 80mm front, integrated focus gear, second ge Mk. 2.
New PL mounts. Fully overhauled Sold as set above only.
SOLD

SOLD
NOTE: All Zeiss S16 Mk. II primes sold by CinemaTechnic are fully overhauled to Zeiss specifications. Sets are sold as a set of five lenses (9.5-12-16-25-50mm) or a set of four lenses (9.5-12-16-25mm) only, depending on the set in question. Supply is VERY limited - we are almost sold out.
Carl Zeiss Super Speed Mk. I (Bayonet, PL available)
Zeiss
Mk. I (Bayonet) 9.5mm T1.3, 12mm T1.3, 16mm T1.3, 25mm T1.3 Distagon T* SuperSpeed, Mk. I, Focus Gear, 80mm front, Mint, fully overhauled SOLD
ARRI BAY*
SOLD
ZEISS
SUPER 16mm Mk.2 / Mk.3 FORMAT PRIME LENSES (INDIVIDUAL)
NOTE: We will consider trades of one focal length for a different focal length, same generation. Right now we need 16mm focal length Zeiss Mk. II Super Speed primes. Trade lenses must be in excellent condition with no glass or coating scratches.
Carl Zeiss Super Speed Mk. 3. (see photo above left) Latest version, PL only, extended focus scales with vertical numbers. DISCONTINUED - ARRI IS SOLD OUT WORLDWIDE -
Zeiss
9.5mm T1.3 Distagon T* S16 Mk. 3. feet (extended scale, vert. numbers) 1 NM DEMO $9030.- LIST - SOLD! ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
12mm T1.3 Distagon T* S16 Mk. 3. feet (extended scale, vert. numbers) New SOLD OUT ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
16mm T1.3 Distagon T* S16 Mk. 3. feet (extended scale, vert. numbers) New 1 NEW $8680.- LIST - SOLD! ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
25mm T1.3 Distagon T* S16 Mk. 3. feet (extended scale, vert. numbers) New 1 NEW $8400.- LIST - SOLD! ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
50mm T1.3 Planar T* S16 Mk. 3. feet (extended scale, vert. numbers) ARRI price $8180.- New (ARRI is sold out) 1 REFURBISHED LENS SOLD ARRI PL
SOLD
Carl Zeiss Super Speed Mk. II (See photo at left. Improved mechanics. Feet/Meter focus scales, integrated focus gears and 80mm fronts. Dedicated PL mount, Bayonet available)
Zeiss
9.5mm T1.3 Distagon T* S16 Mk. II. feet/meter scale SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
12mm T1.3 Distagon T* S16 Mk. II. feet/meter scale SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
16mm T1.3 Distagon T* S16 Mk. II. feet/meter scale SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
25mm T1.3 Distagon T* S16 Mk. II. feet/meter scale SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
50mm T1.3 Planar T* S16 Mk. II. (Super 16 format only - RARE) SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD

Optar / Illumina

Optar Illumina
8mm T1.3 Super-16 "Super-Speed" prime lens DEMO - IN STOCK Only Super Speed 8mm lens available. Also available in Arri Bayonet, deduct $390.00 from price. Compare to DISCONTINUED Optex 8mm T2.0 at $8,500.00.
ARRI PL*
$3900.-
Optar Illumina
Complete set of Illumina Super 16 lenses: 8.0, 9.5, 12, 16, 25, 50 mm in PL mount (NEW)
PL
$15,400.-

Kinoptic

Kinoptic
5.7mm Tegea Super-Wide Angle. Full Super 16 coverage. These are BRAND NEW lenses and are now T2.0 (older Tegeas are T2.3). Converted by CinemaTechnic to clear 16SR 1-2-3 mirror shutter. Last one in new condition. The only other lens in this range available for Super 16 is the $8,500.00 Optex 5.5mm. SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD

SUPER 16mm FORMAT ZOOM LENSES and ACCESSORIES

Zeiss
Vario-Sonnar 11-110mm T2.2 Super 16mm. 87mm front. SOLD PL
SOLD
ZEISS Mutar 6mm "Aspheron" Super Wide Angle Front Lens
for the 9.5mm T1,3 and 10-100 / 11-110 / 12-120mm Vario Sonnar zoom lenses. Distagon 9.5 becomes 5.7mm super-wide angle prime (still T1.3)
The 10-100 Vario Sonnar becomes a 6mm prime (using the macro setting for focus). 11-110 becomes 6.6mm, 12-120 becomes 7.2mm.
This is the original German made Zeiss Mutar, not the Swiss made "Aspheron" which cannot be used on the Vario-Sonnar zoom. Includes 80mm clamp ring.
SOLD
80mm
SOLD
Zeiss
Vario-Sonnar 12-120mm T2.4, Super 16, Vario Sonnar zoom Optex conversion, (based on Zeiss 10-100mm T2, Mk. II) fully overhauled SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD
Zeiss
Vario-Sonnar 10-100mm T2.0 Mk. I Vario Sonnar zoom 80mm front diameter fully overhauled (can upgrade to Super 16). Add $450 for PL mount. SOLD
BAY/PL
SOLD
Angnenieux
11.5-138mm HR T2.3 Super 16 Zoom Lens, Super-High Quality - outperforms prime lenses! With custom Integrated Lens Support, Zoom Motor Bracket, and Zoom Gear. Recently overhauled and in like-new condition. List price $19,700 new. SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD
Cooke
10.8-60mm T3.0 Variokinetal Zoom (Optex conversion) SOLD
ARRI PL
SOLD

STANDARD 16mm FORMAT LENSES / PARTIAL COVERAGE SUPER 16

Angenieux
12-120mm T2.5 Zoom, Standard Coating, Superb conditon. This is the sharpest 12-120 T2.5 I have ever seen! Crisp 200 lp/mm on the lens projector! - Covers Super 16 from 25 - 120mmSOLD
ARRI BAY*
SOLD
Angenieux
12-120mm HEC T2.1 Zoom, HEC Mulicoated, Focus, Zoom Gear Super sharp and high contrast HEC multi-coated version. - Covers Super 16 from 25 - 120mm SOLD
ARRI BAY*
SOLD
Angenieux
10-150mm T2.3 Zoom, Std. Coating, Auto-Exposure for ARRI SR, Focus and Zoom Gears, Zoom Motor Mount, Ser. 14319xx SOLD
ARRI BAY*
SOLD.
* Compatible with CinemaTechnic PL Mount Adapter

LENS ACCESORIES AND UPGRADES

CinemaTechnic
80mm front diameter conversion for Zeiss Mk.I 16mm format T1.3 primes, Black Anodized Aluminum, must be installed at CinemaTechnic. OUT OF STOCK - TBA
80mm
N/A
CinemaTechnic
80mm front diameter conversion for Zeiss Mk.I 16mm format T1.3 primes, Black Delrin, must be installed at CinemaTechnic. Faster turn-around because we don't have to wait for anodizing.
$110.00
CinemaTechnic
Follow Focus gear for Zeiss Mk.I 16mm format T1.3 primes, clamp-on type, Black Anodized Aluminum
$100.00
CinemaTechnic
Follow Focus and Zoom gears for Zeiss 10-100 T*3.1 SOLD
SOLD
CinemaTechnic
Follow Focus Gear, custom made for lens barrel diameters up to 114mm / 4.5 inch, Black Anodized Aluminum or Black Delrin.
On Request
LENS MOUNT ADAPTERS
CinemaTechnic
PL Mount ADAPTER for Arri Bayonet mount lenses. Highest quality precision CNC ground stainless, does not depend on set screws to hold focus. Includes black aluminum protective cone.
ARRI PL
Inquire
CinemaTechnic
PL Mount ADAPTER for Arri Standard mount lenses. Highest quality precision CNC ground stainless. Unique retaning ring design uses no set screws and will never loose focus or come loose.
ARRI PL
Inquire

LENS MOUNTS

CinemaTechnic
PL Mount for Zeiss Mk. II primes (8-screw), 10-100 T2.0 and 11-110 T2.2 zooms, and Angenieux 11.5-138mm. New, precicion CNC ground stainless steel, and black anodized aluminum cone.
ARRI PL
$495.00
CinemaTechnic
PL Mount for Zeiss 10-100 T2 with Optex Super 16 conversion optics. New, precicion CNC ground stainless steel, and black anodized aluminum cone.
ARRI PL
$595.00
Ziess
ARRI Bayonet mount for Zeiss Mk. II primes, 10-100 T2.0 and 11-110 T2.2 zooms, Angenieux 12:1 zoom (10-120 or 11.5-138mm). Original Zeiss - an excellent upgrade for Optar or Illumina
ARRI BAY
$125.00
Zenit
ARRI Bayonet mount, fits Zeiss Mk. II primes, Angenieux 12:1 zoom (Russian made)
ARRI BAY
$25.00
Zeiss
ARRI Bayonet mount for Zeiss Mk. I Super Speed primes Original ARRI supplied part.
ARRI BAY
$175.00
Aaton
Aaton A-50 mount for Angenieux zoom lenses. 37 mm inner diameter with keyway, fits most older Angenieux 16 mm zoom lenses. Also available: Adapter parts to fit Angenieux 11.5-138mm.
AATON
$395.00

ARRI LENS CAPS (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

ARRI
Front Lens Cap, 80mm, Rubber
80mm
-
Zeiss
Lens cap for Zeiss 12mm T1.3 Mk. I prime lens W/ Zeiss logo 70mm dia. Inquire about other sizes for Mk. I primes.
70mm
-
ARRI
Rear lens cap, for ARRI PL, locks in place, plastic (This item is temporarily unavaliable).
ARRI PL
-
Illumina
Rear lens cap for ARRI Bayonet, locks in place, plastic
ARRI BAY
-
Zeiss
Rear lens cap for ARRI Bayonet, Rubber W/ ZEISS or ARRIFLEX logo, no longer available from ARRI. Slip-on
ARRI S/B
-
ARRI
Rear lens cap for ARRI Bayonet, Plastic W/ new style ARRI logo. Slip-on
ARRI S/B
-
LENS SPARE PARTS / OPTICAL TEST EQUIPMENT / CALIBRATION EQUIPMENT
Zeiss
NOTE: We can supply almost any part needed for Zeiss cine lenses. Please contact us via e-mail. The serial number of your lens is always required for a parts quote. In many cases we will need to examine the lens to determine exactly which part is needed.
Zeiss
Reconditioned lens elements for Zeiss Super Speed. We have front and rear elements for the 16mm Super Speed lenses in stock. Also, slightly scratched or edge chipped used rear elements.
Inquire
Panavision
Panavision Elaine (16 mm) Lens Mount "Standard" for Richter Collimator VERY RARE! S/N #2
PV-16
$325.00
Aaton
Aaton 40 mm FFD Gage Cylinder, used to calibrate Aaton flange focal depth gage. RARE
AATON
$375.00
Aaton
Aaton A-50 Lens Mount "Standard" for Richter Collimator M-2 Focal Plane Micrometer. Custom made using original Aaton stainless steel camera lens mount.
AATON
$349.00
ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND PRIOR SALE.
Updated
3 November 2009