Duclos Lenses is the premier destination for high quality motion picture optics. We strive to provide quality service to the industry's professionals who own and rent top-of-the-line cinema optics. We have the test equipment and experience required to optimize and maintain all of your lenses.
Duclos Lenses was founded by Paul Duclos with knowledge and experience at his side.
1979 - Paul began repairing lenses at Angenieux on the east coast.
1989 - Paul moved to California to head up the lens department at Clairmont Camera in North Hollywood. Aside from the repair and maintenance of Clairmont's extensive inventory, Paul was involved in special projects such as the development of the Cooke S-4 series of lenses, the Canon 150-600 conversions, and the Clairmont Swing Shift system.
1996 - Paul joined Kish Optics Inc. There he continued repairing motion picture lenses as well as helped develop new products including the Mesmerizer, anamorphic lenses, and the Ultimate Directors Finder.
2002 - Paul then founded Duclos Lenses and brought aboard Matthew Duclos to assist with the repair of lenses and development of products. The need for lens accessories was filled with a line of products including carry handles, motor brackets, and caps for the Angenieux Optimo Series and other lenses.
2004 - Kish, Paul, and Carl Pernicone were presented with a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their work on the Ultimate Directors Finder.
2007 - Duclos Lenses moved to a new location in the West end of the San Fernando Valley in order to expand their operation and accommodate more technicians and equipment.
2009 - Duclos Lenses announced and released their proprietary PL mount cinema conversion process of the Tokina 11-16mm, a lens that began as a fun project and turned into a very successful little lens with many imitators.
2012 - Duclos Lenses quickly outgrew their humble facility and upgraded to their current Lens Lab located in Chatsworth CA.