As with many lens manufacturers, Rokinon tapped into a market they may or may not have anticipated and as a result, their product line evolved along with user demand. The same thing happened with Zeiss when they realized that we were modifying their ZF line of lenses for cinema use. Back at headquarters in Germany, a quick visit to the engineering department and, BAM! Compact Primes. So what’s the difference between the Rokinon Cine, Cine DS, and Xeen primes? Is one better than the other? Why the big price difference? Should I sell my Cine lenses and get the DS lenses? Let’s take a more in-depth look at the line and try to answer these questions. Read the full article over on the Circle of Confusion by Matthew Duclos.

We'll be exhibiting at Cine Gear this year. Come by and check out the latest and greatest in cinema lenses and accessories. We'll have a few secret goodies that attendees can get their hands on for the first time ever, as well as some give-aways. Register here for free until May 30th. You can find us at:


Leica, CW Sonderoptic have approved Duclos Lenses for complete factory authorized service of the Summilux-C and Summicron-C cinema prime lenses. To celebrate the cooperative milestone, Duclos Lenses will be offering a free diagnostic check for any Leica cinema lens through the month of July. Bring your lenses in today for a free check up. For additional information, call or email - (818) 773-0600,

Click below to read the entire press release.

Join us at Next|Video Expo

September 24, 2014

Duclos Lenses will be exhibiting at Next|Video Expo on October 1st and 2nd - Join us there! You can register for the show using code NVEDU1 for free admission to the exhibit floor as well as $50 off any conference.



Exhibit Hall Hours:
Wednesday, October 1, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 2, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Also, join our brand new Google+ Page for a chance to win some free Duclos Swag including t-shirts, lens cleaning kits, stickers, pens, and more! We'll pick a new follower at random on Sunday September 28th.

Canon CN-E PL Primes


Until now, the Canon CN-E Primes were available strictly in Canon EF mount. That's great if you have a Canon 1Dx or a C100... PL mount camera owners rejoice! Duclos Lenses has the solution. With a simple modification, the excellent 35mm Full Frame Canon CN-E Primes will work on just about any PL mount camera including the Arri Alexa, Red Dragon, Canon C500, and many more.

The mount conversion is non-destructive and can be returned to factory spec with the OEM Canon EF mount if needed. However, this is a fixed PL mount conversion unlike the Duclos Multi-Mount found on the Canon Compact Zooms. There is a labor fee to return the lenses to factory spec. Duclos Lenses provides a supplementary warranty covering all of the parts included with the conversion in addition to the factory warranty.




If you already own the Canon CN-E Primes and did not purchase them from Duclos Lenses, the price for the conversion includes all of the parts, installation, and calibration.

$1,850 per lens

If you already own the Canon CN-E Primes and purchased them from Duclos Lenses we want to show our gratitude with a discount on the CN-E PL conversion. The same discount applies if you purchase brand new Canon CN-E Primes with the PL mount already installed, directly from Duclos Lenses. (US customers only)

$1,665 per lens

Duclos Lenses also offers their complete Canon CN-E PL Prime Pro Set including the 14/3.1, 24/1.5, 35/1.5, 50/1.3, 85/1.3, and 135/2.2 lenses with PL mount and custom foamed travel case, ready to shoot. (US customers only)




An interchangeable mount system for the Canon 15.5-47mm and 30-105mm.


Chatsworth, California - Nobody want’s to choose a lens based strictly on the camera and it’s mount, especially in an ever evolving industry that offers a newer, faster, better camera every few months. Duclos Lenses saw the potential with Canon’s newest professional zoom lenses, available in Arri PL  or Canon EF mount, and fitted them with a custom universal mount system they call the Multi-Mount.

The Multi-Mount is a conversion applied to the Canon Compact Zooms that features a standardized sub-mount that allows the user to quickly and easily swap between Arri PL, Canon EF, Nikon F, Panavision, Micro 4/3, and just about any other camera mount. It’s a simple, reliable solution that uses high quality materials to ensure accurate flange depth tolerances. An adjustable back focus provision allows the user to collimate the lens with proper test equipment or even in the field on a camera. 

The Canon Compact Zooms provide lightweight, professional build quality with Super 35 format coverage. Combined with the Duclos Lenses Multi-Mount, these zooms will work on just about any Super 35 format camera including Arri, Red, Canon, Panavision, Blackmagic, and more. There’s no need to choose one mount over another with the Duclos Lenses Multi-Mount and the Canon Compact Zooms. Simply choose the proper mount, install, calibrate, and shoot. 

The lenses can be purchased with the Multi-Mount directly from Duclos Lenses, an authorized Canon Cinema Eos Lens Dealer, or sent in for the modification. The cost for the Multi-Mount is $1,500 from Duclos Lenses + the cost of the lens itself. If you already own the lens you can send it in to have the Multi-Mount installed at a cost of $1,900. Both costs include the modification parts, installation, and one mount flange of choice. Additional mounts are $400 each.

The Duclos Lenses Multi-Mount is currently only available for the Canon 15.5-47mm T2.8 and the 30-105mm T2.8. Converting the Canon Compact Zooms from a factory Canon EF mount to the Multi-Mount system does not maintain any electronic communication between the lens and the camera. All Multi-Mount flanges are “dumb” mounts - no electronic communication. 

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In an effort to show our customers just how much we enjoy and appreciate them, we are introducing a new 2-Year Service+ Maintainence Program included with the purchase of any new lens from Duclos Lenses. The program will offer a range of services to ensure your lenses continue working to the absolute best of their ability. Duclos Lenses is the premiere source for professional motion picture lenses thanks to our stringent quality control procedures applied to every single lens coming in and going out and that's just where the Service Program begins... 

When you purchase a lens from Duclos Lenses, we're so committed to ensuring you receive the absolute best customer service and experience possible, we include our 2-Year Service+ Maintenance Program at no additional cost. The program will last for two years from the invoice date, with no limit on frequency. The Service Program offers the following features:

  • Included with every new lens at no additional charge.
  • Complete Exterior Cleaning (includes dirt, debris, grime, tape gum, etc.).
  • Front & Rear Element Cleaning (remove foreign contaminants, assess potential surface damage).
  • Flange Depth & Infinity Focus Calibration (includes check and calibration of back focus and infinity focus).
  • Full Diagnostic Check-Up (complete eval of operating functions, report of any additional recommendations).

With the 2-Year Service Program from Duclos Lenses, you can have your lenses professionally checked and calibrated before every project to ensure they are performing to the best of their ability. The Service Program also allows customers to bring their lenses in after a project to make sure everything is still operating properly and to diagnose any potential damage, a real lifesaver for insurance records. The Service Program is layed out specifically to help our customers maintain their equipment throughout their career. We strongly believe that lenses are one of the most important investments a cinematographer can make. We want to make sure that you and your lenses are taken care of. 

For additional details, contact a Duclos Lenses representative and see how Duclos Lenses can help you. 

NAB Lens News Review

April 15, 2013

NAB has come and gone for 2013. There were a lot of new lens announcements including a few anamorphic options from Cooke, Angenieux, and Zeiss. Pretty much every lens manufactuer had something new to show. Check out the details at


Duclos Lenses is pleased to provide the following offers from Canon USA.

With the Canon Cinema EOS System – the world is truly your stage. With cameras that offer incredible low light performance, a range of resolutions and recording options, and compatibility with our full line of 4K Cinema Lenses, you will be ready to transform any vision into a reality.

And now, for a limited time, Canon is offering business users 0% financing on select cinema lenses. Simply fill out the financing paperwork. Most requests are approved within a day or two, so you can focus on the important stuff - shooting great video.


Canon 15.5-47mm T2.8

Canon 30-105mm T2.8

Canon 14.5-60mm T2.6

Canon 30-300mm T2.9-3.7


*Offer on CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L S, CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L SP, CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 LS, CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP, CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S, CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L SP, CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S, and CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L SP. Offer valid in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only, and void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. This offer is for business purposes only (not available where use of the equipment is primarily for personal, family or household purposes). Dealers, distributors or other resellers are not eligible for this offer. Other restrictions apply - speak with an Authorized Cinema EOS dealer for complete pricing and terms and conditions.

Contact a Duclos Lenses sales rep today for more details and application forms.

Always wanted to see the difference between your lenses and the Cooke MINI S4/i primes?

Now you can at Duclos Lenses. 

Set up an appointment to try out the Cooke MINI S4/i primes today. Bring in your camera and rig or use our shop set-up that includes a Sony FS100 with PL mount. See how the MINI S4/i primes compare to other prime lenses. See what decades of design and refinement can provide in these hand-built lenses from the United Kingdom. 


Duclos Lenses takes great pride in their product designs, almost all of which are designed in-house. Manufacturing takes place either in-house, or in the hands of our trusted specialists including a range of professionals in the field of opto-mechanical manufacturing and aerospace fabrication. Products that bear our name represent the highest quality in the motion picture lens industry.



Duclos Lenses is committed to offering the best shopping experience possible. Check our price match details on our Terms & Conditions page.



This product qualifies for financing, either through the manufacturer or through one of our partner financing firms. Head on over to our financing details page today for additional information.



Duclos Lenses sets itself apart from the competition by actually knowing and understanding the products that we sell. We genuinely want all of our customers to receive the absolute best products possible. It's because of this that we offer two years of free basic maintenance with every new lens purchased from Duclos Lenses. Click here for more information.



Express shipping... for FREE!
Yes, free. This product will ship out Express by FedEx with full insurance and tracking at no additional charge. Applies to all domestic orders.



Duclos Lenses is committed to providing the best possible products to our customers. Unlike the competition, our technicians have the knowledge and tools to check every single lens that we offer. This happens once when new products arrive from the manufacture and once again before they ship out. This ensures that our customers are only receiving the best of the best. Yet another reason Duclos Lenses is the premier destination for motion picture lenses.