TLS launch the Mamiya 645 17mm Fisheye

TLS Mamiya 645 17mm Fisheye

Have you ever wanted a shot of a door ‘peephole’? Or maybe you want to show a POV of someone changing the lens on a camera. The field of view is like what you’d see in your typical skateboard video, so this can let you get creative in a way you haven’t been able to before. The image produced from this combination of fisheye lens with speed booster, creates a unique look. It is something not often seen in the cinema industry but can be used for that special shot you’re looking to get.

GTC Sponsors, True Lens Services (TLS), 17mm Mamiya Fisheye is using the base lens of a 24mm Mamiya 645 Fisheye. TLS introduced a 0.7x speed booster behind the base lens. This turns the 24mm into a 17mm lens and has the bonus of increasing the amount of light hitting the sensor. Therefore, wide open the lens (typically) reaches T3.3. As the original base lens was designed to cover the stills 645 film format, once the speed booster is on, the lens will still cover all full frame sensors.


  • Built in speed booster to provide a higher speed lens
  • Common focus and iris gear positions relative to mount flange
  • New circular iris design
  • 134mm common front ring diameter
  • LPL mount.

Cam driven focus system and chassis style lens housing allow matte boxes and other accessories to be attached to the front of the lens, without affecting focus movements. The benefit of zero backlash and image shift give accurate dual focus scales that repeat on direction and change with the cam drive system, giving a wide spread of markings through the scale.  Aluminium alloy, stainless steel, brass and robust construction guarantees a long serviceable life.

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