The Zeiss Super Speeds were a staple of the motion picture industry when they were first released. They underwent several mechanical design revisions and a few optical changes in order to improve their usability throughout the course of their production which resulted in the Mk I, II, and III versions. Duclos Lenses is proficient at fully servicing the complete line of Super Speeds. Below you'll find just a few of the specific services we offer for repairing and restoring Zeiss Super Speed primes.
With age and heavy use, it's not uncommon for Super Speeds to require a complete overhaul. This includes removing every individual element and group of elements and disassembling all of the mechanical components. Once fully disassembled, all of the old grease is removed and each component is thoroughly cleaned. After the cleaning phase, brand new genuine Zeiss grease is applied and all of the components are reassembled along with the optics which undergo a meticulous cleaning as well. Tuning and adjusting follows in order to achieve the highest image quality and accuracy possible. The details of each tuning procedure are highly specialized and can require specialty machines and tooling.
In addition to a general overhaul, there are specialty procedures that Duclos Lenses has pioneered that are now performed on a regular basis. We'll take a closer look at the general service as well as some of these specialty services in the images below. For questions, leave a comment at the bottom or contact our Service Department.
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