These wonderful lenses were the industry standard during the 1950s through the 1970s on films like the Godfather.  These lenses are great on digital and they really "take the edge off" digital sensors.   

The TLS lenses have a Cam follower design and common 110mm fronts.  The mechanical action on these lenses is incredible just like a modern S4 lens, smooth with many spaced out focus marks.

LIST PRICE:  $150/lens/day

 

Focal length/ Make       / Close Focus     / Weight

15mm T4      Kowa               CF 3 feet            1lb 2 oz

20mm T2.3   Super Baltar   CF 12 in            3lbs 6oz

25mm T2.3   Super Baltar   CF 11 in            4lbs 11oz

35mm T2.3   Super Baltar    CF 13 in           2lb 14oz

50mm T2.3    Super Baltar    CF 14in 2lb 13 oz

75mm T2.3    Super Baltar   CF 20 in 3lb 6oz

100mm T2.3  Super Baltar    CF 3'3"            4lb 4oz

Also Available:

Angenieux 20-120 Vintage Zoom T2.6 PL mount ( close match)

14.5mm T4 Angenieux (114mm front)

These are probably the best lenses for digital sensors and render skin beautifully.  Warm Color Palette, Cool Flare from the cobalt (hence the "balt"ar name) glass.  They have a special contrast which is not low con or washed out, but instead very smooth and beautiful.   Some older and poorer quality super baltars can have lower contrast and glowing highlights.  We have hand selected our lenses to minimize that effect.   These lenses are all properly sharp on the projector and really special on camera.  Shoot one project and you will see why we love these lenses!  An American classic which comes from a different time of manufacturing and optical craftsmanship.

Updated Mechanics on these lenses really take a lot of the headaches and guess work out of using older lenses like these.

the image circle on these lenses is amazing, with the wide angle 20mm hitting 33mm, giving almost full dragon sensor coverage.  

Image Circle:

20/33mm 25/33mm 35/39mm 50/38mm 75/41mm 100/42mm

SOME CLASSIC FILMS SHOT WITH THESE LENSES:

Godfather part 1, part 2
Carrie
the Birds
Star Wars
 

SOME MODERN FILMS SHOT WITH THESE LENSES INCLUDE:

LABOR DAY , 2013 (Brolin, Winslet)

LOVE IS STRANGE, 2013 (Tomei, Molina, Lithgow)

RESULTS , 2014  

RUSH,  2013