Introducing the Carl Zeiss Contax range, rehoused by TLS
15 September 2023
True Lens Services
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;
The Guild of Television Camera Professionals (GTC) is an independent craft association predominantly for professional TV, digital and film camera crew designed to support our members by facilitating excellence, education, knowledge and networking in moving image production. The GTC welcomes media professionals internationally across all moving image disciplines as members.
The International Association of Wildlife Film-makers, whose members are professional camera crew earning most of their income from making wildlife films, has been affiliated to the GTC since January 2016.