Lens Rehousing  -  Bausch & Lomb Super Baltars

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TLS Super Baltar Rehousing Process

Super Baltar Re-Engineering Project 20 – 152mm 

Following the success of the Cooke Speed Panchro re-housing project, True Lens Services is proud to announce its latest addition, the Bausch and Lomb Super Baltar range.  

We can update the entire Super Baltar range: 20mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 152mm. 

Built during the 1950’s these classic Hollywood cinema lenses were a staple of the era and were used to shoot film classics, such as The Godfather and The Birds.  

Now that TLS has re-housed these legendary optics, they can be used with the latest PL mount 2K and 4K digital camera systems.  

Unlike today’s extremely sharp, highly corrected lenses, the Bausch and Lomb Super Baltar lenses can give your project a classic and distinct retro look. With warm, low contrasts and unique flare characteristics, these lenses are perfect for creating vintage visuals. 

The Upgrade Process: 

  • New stainless steel PL mount 

  • High-grade aluminium alloy and stainless steel housing 

  • New cam form focus drive 

  • High calibre focus and iris rings 

  • Engraved dual focus scales 

  • Standard 110mm front ring 

The Results: 

The build quality of all our re-engineered lenses is extremely high. We ensure all our modified units are highly robust and will last for many years to come. 

The optics of the Super Baltar will remain unchanged and their unmistakable visuals will be preserved as they originally are. The only difference is that they are now a perfect match for 4K digital camera systems that are used in the industry today. 

The updated units are compatible with electronic drives, follow focus units and matte boxes. Focus pullers will appreciate the smooth feel and reliable action that gives excellent results every time.  

TLS Super Baltar Rehousing Process Specification

20mm 25mm 35mm 50mm 75mm 100mm 152mm 228mm
T-Stop T2.3 T2.3 T2.3 T2.3 T2.3 T2.3 T3 T4
Min. Object Distance typ. 11" 9" 13" 14" 20" 3'3" 5' 2'
Front Diameter (mm) 125mm 110mm 110mm 110mm 110mm 110mm 110mm 110mm
Total Length *(mm) 90mm 133mm 91mm 109mm 118mm 134mm 169mm 203mm
Total Length *(inches) 3 1/2" 5 1/4" 3 9/16" 4 1/4" 4 5/8" 5 1/4" 6 5/8" 8"
Weight **(g) 1525g 2105g 1310g 1290g 1535g 1950g 2400g 2284g
Weight **(lbs) 3lbs 6oz 4lbs 7oz 2lbs 14oz 2lbs 13oz 3lbs 6oz 4lbs 5oz 5lbs 5oz 5lbs

* Total approximate length is measured from the flange to the front of lens
** Weight subject to change with further developments

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