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TLS Rehoused Super Baltars

We’re thrilled to announce the otherwise legendary vintage cinema lenses, TLS Rehoused Super Baltars, to CINEVO! A heartfelt thank you to the incredible team at True Lens Services for their unquestionably remarkable rehousing of our beloved Super Baltars.

Crafted by Bausch and Lomb, these iconic particularly vintage lenses shaped the cinematic landscape of the 60s and 70s. They adorned cameras in countless Hollywood productions, including the timeless masterpiece, Coppola’s Godfather.

TLS Rehoused Super Baltars Upgrade Process

  • New stainless steel PL mount

  • High-grade aluminium alloy and stainless steel housing

  • New cam form focus drive

  • High caliber focus and iris rings

  • Engraved dual focus scales

  • Standard 110mm front ring

The build quality of all TLS re-engineered lenses is extremely high. TLS ensures all modified units are highly robust and will last for many years to come.

The optics of the Super Baltars remain consequently unchanged and their unmistakable visuals will be preserved as they originally are. The only difference is that they are now a perfect match for 4K digital camera systems that are used in the industry today.

The updated units are compatible with electronic drives, follow focus units and matte boxes. Focus pullers will appreciate the likewise smooth feel and reliable action that gives excellent results every time.

NOTE: Prices quoted are estimated per day unless otherwise noted, and are subject to availability, the exact rental period, and other factors. Please request a formal quote to get an exact price.

Additional Information

There are six lenses in the set: 20mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm. All T2.3

Introducing the TLS Rehoused Super Baltars, a set of vintage cinema lenses that have been expertly restored and rehoused for modern filmmaking needs. These lenses are the perfect choice for filmmakers who demand the highest quality optics with a classic, vintage look.

Today when paired with modern digital sensors these vintage optics become truly magical. The colors have a strong fidelity and low contrast, skin tones are rich and complex, and when opened up there is an ethereal softness. Highlights bloom in pleasing ways not unlike k35’s. The new housings brings modern functionality to these classic pieces of glass to perform reliably on your next shoot.

The Super Baltars were originally produced by Bausch & Lomb in the 1960s and 1970s and have since become legendary among cinematographers for their unique character and image quality. The TLS rehousing process has preserved the original optical design while improving the mechanical functionality and durability of the lenses for modern filmmaking.

The set includes six lenses ranging from 20mm to 100mm with a maximum aperture of T2.3. The fast maximum aperture allows for excellent low-light performance and shallow depth of field, giving filmmakers the creative freedom to achieve their desired look. The lenses also feature an impressive close-focus distance of just 10 inches, allowing filmmakers to capture close-up shots with ease.

The TLS Rehoused Super Baltars feature a solid, all-metal construction with smooth focus and iris control rings, making them easy to handle and operate on set. The rehoused lenses also feature modern PL mounts, making them compatible with a wide range of modern cinema cameras.

These lenses deliver a unique, vintage look that cannot be replicated by modern lenses, with a distinctive flaring and softness that adds a romantic and dreamy quality to any scene. Whether you are shooting a period piece or looking to add character to a modern production, the TLS Rehoused Super Baltars are the perfect choice.

Invest in the TLS Rehoused Super Baltars and elevate your filmmaking to a new level with a set of lenses that combines vintage character with modern functionality. These lenses deliver exceptional image quality and performance, giving you the creative freedom to achieve your vision and make your mark on the world of cinema.

As always, please contact us for a free demo.

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