Cinematics Custom Cine Lens Housings

Mostly aesthetics but also functional these are Customized Cine Lens Housings by Cinematics that are designed to fit over existing Canon, Nikon, and Zeiss Lenses. We had an early look at these during PMA 2012 earlier this year, and the build quality is pretty amazing. Example below shows a basic Canon 50mm F/1.4 next to a modified 50mm F/1.4 in a Cinematics Custom Housing.

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The customized housings have clear markings, and provide built in aperture and focus lens gears with an increased diameter that should make focus pulls longer and smoother. Some of these lenses have also been modified with a de-clicked aperture, a common feature found in cine-style lenses.

Prices vary depending on which lens has been modified into the custom housings and can be found via eBay (Click Here).

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10 thoughts on “Cinematics Custom Cine Lens Housings

  1. Ryan Kincaid

    As cool as they look there needs to be a significant price drop for me to consider these things. I'm perfectly fine with a zip-tie lens gear, a step up ring and an lens to camera adapter.

  2. These look really cool but other then looking more cine I am missing the point. I want the 50mm f1.4 but having one of these stops it being used as a stills lens due to size.

    I first thought they where clip on covers, I think you would be better off picking up a few of the Rokinon cine lens and a matt box.

    But thats just me I would like to see one in person and see if it adds more to the user experience then just looks.

  3. Emm

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    @John - Samyang a.k.a Rokinon already makes Cine lens versions of their lenses. Though not as nice with the larger diameter.

  4. Emm

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    @Lee - The Canon does not, but they also mod other lenses that have manual aperture rings.

  5. Mike

    I would question if this housing would cause vignetting on the image, the housing appears to extend much further than the lens hoods for these?

    Also unless they have found some way to address the lack of hard stops on the canon 50mm I would save my money...

    Reminds me of those kits to make your car look like a Ferrari... would fool some, but for people in the know it is super obvious and slightly ridiculous.

    Save a little money and purchase a 50mm 1.4 ZF.2 with the cinemod and EF mount from Duclos for $1,134 and you will have a much better more reliable tool in your bag for $65 less the the cinematics version ($1,199) from a reputable company backed by a proper warrantee.

  6. Marc B

    Not that is a cool product. That is a great way to "cinify" EF mount glass. I can think of a few favored Zeiss primes that I might be willing to have upgraded with this process.

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