Introducing the Carl Zeiss Contax range, rehoused by TLS

TLS: Carl Zeiss Contax Range

The Zeiss Contax lenses were originally released in the seventies, around the same era as the legendary Zeiss Super Speeds. The Contax lenses have the renowned T* coatings and a wonderful optical design. Originally designed for the stills photography world, these lenses have great coverage coupled with an organic character that differentiates them from any modern optics. They’re often dubbed the ‘full frame super speeds’. 

However, their mechanics and native mount don’t allow these lenses to be used to their full potential. For this reason, GTC Sponsor, TLS have worked their magic and converted them to a full cine lens. 

These beautiful optics are now hand crafted into a robust rehousing offering:

  • 300 degrees of focus rotation on a non-linear cam;
  • replacement circular iris for perfect bokeh, no matter what stop you’re shooting;
  • focus and iris gears in the same position in relation to the camera;
  • repeatable, individually marked focus scales;
  • 95mm fixed front with no telescoping;
  • optically aligned to render their true character.

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