True Lens Services provides a first-class lens servicing and repair service with a fast turnaround. Our team of experienced lens engineers have a vast range of skills and experience with broadcast, professional, cine lenses. This includes modern day lenses, as well as vintage lenses. TLS are proud to offer service and repair work to both prime and zoom lenses that fall into these categories.
All servicing is done on our high specification test and alignment equipment, and we only use the manufacturers’ recommended lubricants, cleaning agents and locking compounds, ensuring that your lenses receive the best treatment possible.
From our fully equipped optical workshop, our experienced lens engineers - headed up by Marcus Hunt, Lens Servicing Manager with over 16 years' experience – we have the skills and experience to undertake most lens repair requests and will always offer you the best advice and repair service possible. Therefore, even if your lens is in need of restoration work, rather than just a service, TLS will be able to advise on the best course of action to meet your requirements.
We have the capabilities to repair, service and test film and video lenses (including box lenses), as well as collimation and projection equipment, which enables us to service and repair lenses such as Carl Zeiss, Cooke, Angenieux, Arriflex, Canon and Fujinon.
At TLS we can provide additional services such as de-yellowing optics, separating and recementing doublet elements and re edge blacking optical elements.
TLS provides some of the most competitive prices within the industry and makes it a priority to ensure all projects, no matter how large or small, are completed on time and within budget.
For lens servicing to commence, the customer is required to send the lens to us, including their details and a brief description of the work required. Once the lens is received at TLS HQ, it is booked into our system. TLS also offer a booking in advance option, to maximise turnaround time. To find out more and take advantage of this option, get in contact with the team via email@example.com or alternatively call us on +44 1455 848 411.
A member of the team will then complete a brief assessment along with a quotation for any recommended work. The work will not begin until we have acceptance from the customer in writing. If any unforeseen additional work is needed, or advised, we will contact the customer before continuing with anything that would require additional charges.
Upon completion of the lens servicing work, TLS will contact the customer to let them know and to make payment before the lens is shipped back. Should the customer refuse the quote, we only ask for the return shipping cost.
Before & After
The below photos display the before and after shots of a glass that has been through the servicing process. These particular photos show the doublet element that was separated and then recemented. The doublet element was soaked in a solution until the glue was dissolved and both elements were separated. The optics were then cleaned, and new glue was applied, with the optics being precisely aligned.
The left photo was taken before and right photo was taken after.