Released in the early 1960’s, the Bausch and Lomb Super Baltars immediately established themselves as the optics of choice for motion picture and television. Films such as The Godfather I and The Godfather II were both shot on Super Baltars as well as Hitchcock’s The Birds and the iconic TV series Star Trek.
Recently, Caldwell Photographic resurrected these famous lenses from the original Bausch and Lomb blueprints, ensuring they produce the same gorgeous images as their namesake. The only thing separating the Neo Super Baltars from the originals is availability. TLS has offered a full cam-form rehousing of the Super Baltars over the past few years which has proved extremely popular. We have now extended our style of rehousing to the Neo Super Baltars and can offer a very similar finish to the original Super Baltar rehousing or alternatively, offer a more vintage look of housing with clear aluminium cover and rear ring as pictured.