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  • Sydney Camera Hire’s Canon FD prime lenses are some of the most desirable and sorted after lenses currently available.  These lenses are very similar is character, personality, and sharpness to the famed Canon K35 prime lenses, but the Canon FD lenses offer 330 degree focus throw and superior sharpness at the wide aperture settings. OOF highlights and bokeh are extremely pleasing, while offering an outstanding sharpness throughout the frame. The Canon VINTAGE-FD lenses help digital sensors achieve character and a “look” that is flattering to flesh tones and OOF objects.

  • Sydney Camera Hire’s Canon FD vintage cine mod lens kit feature many of the same world famous optics that are in our more expensive rehoused Canon FD lens kit. Each lens been converted form FD to Canon EF and works with any Canon EF camera or mount. They have permanent focus gears, and 80mm front rings with threads that accept 77mm filters. If you you are chasing the iconic Canon FD loo, but need a more affordable form factor, this set is a great option.

    Each lens has been Cine-Modded by Duclos lenses, and features a new 80mm front with threads for 77mm filters, permanent focus gear, de-clicked iris, and Canon EF mount. All the lenses have full Frame coverage.


    The lens mounts have been converted form FD to Canon EF, and they will work with any Canon EF camera or mount. They have permanent focus gears, and 80mm front rings with threads that accept 77mm filters. If you need the amazing look of Canon FD glass, but need a more affordable form factor, this set is a great option.

  • Canon FL lenses were designed and produced before computers ruled the world and produce classic images, which have an almost magical look to them.

    Built with 8 aperture blades, they are known for their smooth and creamy bokeh and distinct flares at most f stops.

    Sydney Camera Hire’s vintage Canon FL set have a lower contrast look, which when paired with the cameras in Sony’s mirrorless or cinema lineup, produce images with the look and character of a truly bygone era.

    Compared to CanonK35’s and the legendary Canon 50mm f0.95 by 19 time Emmy award winning film maker, Nathan Thompson, Sydney Camera Hire’s Canon FL set will undoubtedly put a smile on the face of all who use them, so reach out now to organise a time to test this unique vintage lens set.


  • Sydney Camera Hire’s Zeiss JENA MC prime lens set are full frame vintage lens, which produce classic images with incredible close focus performance.  Built after the Zeiss JENA Zebras, the JENA MC’s produce slightly more vibrant images while maintaining much levels of contrast compared to modern glass.

    Loved for their character, when light passes through them and hits modern sensors it leaves a distinct signature.  With almost no breathing and an amazing cinema focus throw, Sydney Camera Hire’s Zeiss JENA MC set create extremely cinematic images with beautiful bokeh.

  • Cinematographers who take pride in create unique images and making their work standout will love Sydney Camera Hire’s Carl Zeiss Jena Zebra vintage lens set.  Full frame, de-clicked and cine moded with EF mounts, the set comes with focus gears and 80mm front cine rings.
    Renowned for creating a classic old school, low contrast look, the single coating on the Cark Zeiss Jena Zebra lenses produce an adventuress vintage character with slightly lower contrast and vibrant flares as opposed to the more vibrant and punch images produced by our later multi-coated Carl Zeiss Jena MC vintage lens set.
  • Sydney Cameras Hire’s Contax Zeiss Super Speed lens consists of x 7 beautifully rehoused vintage Contax Zeiss lenses. Have developed a world famous reputation over recent years, Sydney Camera Hire’s Contax Zeiss Super Speed set ooze with character and create classic images on digital sensors.

    Featuring the same glass, coating and general design as the legendary Zeiss Super Speeds used by Kubrick in ‘The Shining’, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ and ‘Lost in Translation’, in recent times some DOP’s have opted to shoot on Contax Zeiss Super Speeds over Zeiss Super Speeds because they cover full frame and large format sensors.

    Each lens in Sydney Camera Hire’s Contax Zeiss Super Speed set features interchangeable lens mounts, which can be fitted with PL, LPL, EF and E mounts, as well as, a 95mm front diameter, and a de-clicked aperture control ring. The lenses also feature standard mod 0.8 focus and iris gears at uniform positions across all of the lenses, enabling fast lens changes without having to adjust your follow focus position. Additionally, all of the lenses have 330° focus rotation for smooth and precise focus adjustments. Focus and aperture markings are placed on the sides of the lenses for easy viewing by focus pullers.

  • A rare set of lenses, Sydney Camera Hire’s Minolta Rokkor vintage, super speed lens set ooze personality.

    Known for their distinctive contrast and sharpness, their flaws give them a very unique cinematic character.  With a beautiful creamy bokeh and gorgeous transitions, which blend smoothly into backgrounds, these lenses have a classic tone, that draws you into the subject.

    For cinematographers looking to create visuals, which instantly have a classic legacy look and feel on full frame sensors, Sydney Camera Hire’s Minolta Rokkor vintage super speed lens set are an absolute must.


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