Optics

Legacy Primes

Legacy Primes

Panavision® carries a wide range of quality optics that will meet the creative and budgetary demands of any project. All of these lenses were designed or re-engineered to Panavision specifications and offer superior mechanical and optical performance as well as expanded, easy to read focus and aperture scales.

Standard Primes - SP

First debuted in the late 60s, the Panavision Standard Primes are the oldest spherical lenses in our line. Typical to lenses of that era, the older coatings produce more flaring and veiling glare artifacts.

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Other Panavision® Zooms

Other Panavision Zooms

Spherical Telephoto Zoom - STZ 

The Spherical Telephoto Zoom is a 70-200mm, T3.1 zoom lens with a close focus distance of 4¾ feet. Compact and lightweight at 6 pounds and approximately 8½ inches in length, the STZ has the same 4.440 inch front diameter as the Primo® primes.

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Advanced Zooms

Panavision® Advanced Zooms

Panavision Compact Zoom - PCZ

Introduced in 2007, the Panavision Compact Zoom is one of the newest entries in Panavision’s long line of successful lens developments. This lens offers high performance in a compact package. Weighing only 7.3 lbs, and 8 inches in length, the PCZ is T2.8 with a focal length range of 19-90mm and close focusing distance of 2¼ feet. 

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Specialty Anamorphic Lenses

Specialty Anamorphic Lenses

In addition to the standard prime and zoom anamorphic lenses, Panavision® maintains a wide ranging inventory of specialty anamorphic lenses such as high speed, flare, portrait, macro, and telephoto lenses.  These specialized lenses provide additional creative options to cinematographers striving for a distinctive visual signature.

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Anamorphic Zooms

Anamorphic Zooms

Front Anamorphic Zooms - AWZ2 and ATZ

With the introduction of the Anamorphic Wide-Angle Zoom (the AWZ2) and Anamorphic Telephoto Zoom (the ATZ), Panavision® sent a clear signal of commitment to the next generation of anamorphic technology. These lenses represent a new standard of high-performance, compact anamorphic optics.

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E Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

E Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

Introduced in the 1980s, the Panavision® E Series Anamorphic Primes remain the first choice of anamorphic lenses for many cinematographers. Building on the success of the C Series, the E Series offers improved optical quality over their predecessors, with more sophisticated anti-reflection coatings, newer spherical components, and a refined optical formula with fewer aberrations.

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G Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

G Series Anamorphic Prime Lenses

Introduced in 2007, G Series lenses are a successful marriage of the compact convenience of the C Series and the optical innovations of the Primo® AL series.

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About Anamorphic

Front view of an anamorphic lens

Anamorphic lenses contain a cylindrical optical element that compresses or “squeezes” the image horizontally which allows a wide screen image to be photographed onto a standard 35mm film frame. During projection, a similar type of lens “unsqueezes” the image, thereby creating a wide-screen image.

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