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18mm Canon FD-X Angenieux Front

  • Common focus and iris gear positions relative to mount flange, same as K35's and FD's.
  • New circular iris design
  • Less than 10" minimum object distance.
  • 143mm common front ring diameter.
  • PL mount; back focus adjustable with standard shims.
  • Covers full frame sensors.

18mm Canon FD-X Angenieux Front Specification

10mm 14mm 18mm FD-X 20mm 24mm 28mm 35mm 50mm 55mm 85mm 100mm 135mm 200mm
T-Stop 2.9 2.9 1.6 2.9 1.5 2.1 2.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 2.1 2.1 2.9
Min. Object Distance typ. 7" 8" 10" 10" 12" 12" 12" 18" 2' 3' 2'2" 3'8" 4'7"
Front Diameter (mm) 125 110 143 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
Total Length *(mm) 88 75 100 69 80 80 90 83 73 94 98 119 130
Total Length *(inches) 3" 7/16 3" 3" 15/16 2 3/4" 3 1/8" 3 1/8" 3 1/2" 3 1/4" 2 7/8" 3 3/4" 3 7/8" 4 11/16" 5 1/8"
Weight **(g) TBC 1300g TBC 1100g 1300g 1200g 1300g 1300g TBC 1700g 1500g 1670g TBC
Weight **(lbs) TBC 3lbs TBC 2lb 7oz 2lb 14oz 2lb 10oz 2lb 14oz 2lb 14oz TBC 3lb 12oz 3lb 5oz 3lb 13oz TBC

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

To produce the 18mm FD-X lens, TLS use a 24mm FD f1.4 (either SSC or FD L version) along with a Angenieux x0.75 wide angle adaptor. TLS currently have a supply of these adaptors which can be brought separately. If the customer chooses this process with the adapter we would only require the customer to then send in the 24mm base lens for the conversion. This will create an 18mm lens that is fast (T1.5) and covers full frame sensors as well as matching with the Canon FD series of lenses. The Angenieux wide angle adaptor does add some distortion to the image, as well as some field curvature. However, the field curvature goes in the opposite direction to most tradition cine lenses, when the centre is in focus, items toward the edge of the frame, but further away become more in focus. Due to the size of the wide-angle adaptor and by keeping it all internal focussing, the front diameter of the lens is 143mm. The focus and iris gear positions match the rest of the FD set.

Cam driven focus system and chassis style lens housing allow matte boxes and other accessories to be attached to the front of the lens, without affecting focus movements. The benefit of zero backlash and image shift give accurate dual focus scales that repeat on direction and change with the cam drive system, giving a wide spread of markings through the scale.

Aluminium alloy, stainless steel, brass and robust construction guarantees a long serviceable life.

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