ABOUT US




A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF DUCLOS LENSES, INC.

 

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. We're a family owned and operated business who not only appreciate and respect customers in a way only a small business could, but also thrive off of our customers satisfaction and repeat business.

 

 STAFF


Paul Duclos
Chief Executive Officer
Founder
    
Matthew Duclos
Chief Operating Officer
Project Manager
    
Michelle Duclos
Chief Financial Officer
Business Manager

 


Greg Reilman
Senior Lens Technician

Alex Nelson
Chief Engineer / Technician

Joe Solorio
Lens Technician

 


Ned Martin
Lens Technician

Laura Rae
Lens Technician

Joe Shamel
Lens Technician

 


Justin Rhoads
Junior Technician

Melissa Danieli
Sales Associate

Kelsey Fisher
Office Assistant

 


Caitlin Sheil
Logistics Coordinator

 

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HISTORY

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 his son 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 California. 

 

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.