Cine-Mod Journal


Otus ZF.2 Cine-Mod Pro

Otus ZF.2 Cine-Mod Pro

This Set of Otus ZF.2's received the Duclos Cine-Mod Pro which consists of a 95mm front ring, a focus gear, and an aperture de-click. Each focus gear was custom cut and matched to eliminate the need for - Read More
Vintage Nikon Prime Set

Vintage Nikon Prime Set

While not the biggest collection of Nikon Ais Primes we've seen (that set coming soon), certainly a powerful combo that'll produce some beautiful images. This particular set of Nikon Ais primes received our complete Cine-Mod® including standardized 80mm front rings, seamless focus gears, de-clicked and damped aperture movements, and a billet stainless steel Canon EF mount conversion. - Read More
Milvus Cine-Mod PRO

Milvus Cine-Mod PRO

These brand new Milvus ZF.2 lenses received the full Duclos Cine-Mod PRO. The first, and and likely least noticeable part of this modification is the seamless, contoured 95mm front ring. It's a very simple thread-on ring that is user-install-able and blends perfectly with the unique trumpeted barrel of the Milvus primes. The next step is to machine and install the wider focus gear, designed to match diameter and position throughout the entire Milvus line. - Read More

Mamiya PL Conversion

Mamiya PL Conversion

The Mamiya Sekor-C lenses have seen a resurgence in the past few years. Their large image circle has made them popular for shooting on formats beyond Full Frame including RED's new 8K Monstro sensor. This particular Mamiya was a tricky one. In order to de-click the aperture we needed to access the iris through the front of the lens instead of the rear. This procedure requires some dis-assembly and a very steady hand. - Read More
Nikon Ais Prime Perfect!

Nikon Ais Prime Perfect!

One of the most Cine-Mod friendly lens lines ever made, the Nikon Ais series are a beautiful combination of simple, manual mechanical build quality and beautiful vintage glass. While they're not quite as exotic in character as something like the Leica R series, they're also much more affordable and plentiful. - Read More
Zeiss Contax 200mm f/2.0 Apo

Zeiss Contax 200mm f/2.0 Apo

A beautiful example of some of the more exotic glass that Zeiss manufactured for their line of Contax C/Y lenses. This particular model is in excellent condition and was sent to us for a few upgrades - most obvious being the focus gear; 32-pitch, seamless, machined from one solid piece of black acetyl Delrin.  - Read More

Leica R Set of Seven

Leica R Set of Seven

Here's a set of Leica R primes for one of our best clients, Mark Magnarella. Mark has made quite a name for himself hunting down Leica R primes and sending the best of his stock to us to receive the Cine-Mod. This set that we modified included the following: - Read More
Zeiss Contax Prime Set

Zeiss Contax Prime Set

Among the most popular primes we see come through the shop for Cine-Mod, this particular set consisted of a 25mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.0, 35mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.4. All four lenses received our complete Cine-Mod (80mm front ring, focus gear, and de-clicked aperture movement) as well as a hard EF Mount conversion of the Leitax flavor. Solid lenses! - Read More
Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Cine-Mod

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Cine-Mod

This is the first post in the new Duclos Cine-Mod Journal. The purpose of this journal is to share our experience and the results of our modifications that we have been performing successfully for over 15 years. We will show our readers the broad strokes as well as some of the finer details of our modifications. - Read More