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This is an upgrade service for a complete rehousing of APOGEE lenses to the new CLAVIUS specification. Price includes UPS return shipping of your APOGEE lenses back to our workshop, complete rehousing of your original optics into fresh mechanical assemblies and return shipment back to you. Mechanically the CLAVIUS series will be welcomed by users who prefer modern cinema durability and wireless follow focus friendliness afforded by the internal focusing system.

Upon your purchase we will request you box up your lenses and we will send over pre-paid UPS shipping labels. Just take the package to a local UPS office for express shipping back here for processing. We have a stock of assemblies pre-prepared meaning we're able to turn around your lenses in 24-72hrs from the date they arrive here and get them back with as short lead time as we can muster. Each upgrade includes a new set of apertures (with additional new designs) as well as newly designed lens caps (push on) for improved protection of the lenses in production environments.

The new CLAVIUS lens series takes the helm as our flagship range combining all of qualities of our previous lenses:-

- Full Frame / VV coverage (DXL, Monstro, Arri LF)

- Historic optical elements (Single Layer MgF2 Coated Primary Elements)

- Classical lower contrast rendering

- Ultra responsive to flaring

- Interchangeable aperture disks (ovals, soft focus, defocus distortion, apodised, translucent etc)

- Unorthodox optical designs

- f/2.0 aperture throughout the range

- Pleasing balance of resolution and character

-New to CLAVIUS :

Internal focusing (no body extension/helical sag during focusing, smoother focus action, rugged construction, improved dust and weather protection, clamp-on matte box friendly)

Relocated focus ring for increased camera body clearance

Geared aperture ring

Same optical character as previous lenses

Greater selection of waterstop aperture disks included

Rear lens cell ‘hard stop’ prevents users from over tightening and distorting aperture disks while ensuring exact back focus with all aperture disks

138mm/2 lens in development as well as a wide angle attachment for use with the 28mm/2 - tbc

As before, our PL mounts are machined in stainless steel and have been specifically designed to work with EOS-PL adaptors meaning users of canon mount systems can make use of our lenses without mechanical or mirror issues. - Speed Boosters work great!

The variable aperture allows fluid adjustment from f2 down to f16 with circular bokeh throughout the range. Alongside the variable aperture, each lens set comes with a selection of 'waterstop' aperture disks which allow the user to shape the defocus rendering - for instance, using one of the many oval aperture inserts these lenses deliver a very convincing anamorphic defocus rendering. Multiples of the most popular aperture disks are included meaning the full set of lenses can all be pre-installed with matching aperture disks for easier integration into production schedules.


Stainless PL Mount (works with PL-EOS adaptors)

F-2.0 Aperture (circaT-2.3)

Optically Matched using historic glass

Variable Aperture - fluid f2-f16

TRUMP Aperture System - drop in 'waterstop' aperture disks for bokeh control / defocus efx

0.8Mod Geared Focus and Aperture Rings - with 270degrees of rotation for focus

43.5mm Image Circle - Designed for full frame photographic 135 format

86mm x 0.75 - front filter thread (95mm front diameter)

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