LENS REHOUSING I KINOPTIK

Introducing the Rehoused Kinoptik Cinema Lenses: A Timeless Classic Revitalized for Today’s Filmmakers.

Our rehoused Kinoptik cinema lenses combine the renowned character and performance of vintage Kinoptik glass with state-of-the-art housing, designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern cinematography. These lenses deliver a unique, timeless look while offering the compatibility, reliability, and usability that today’s filmmakers require.

Embrace the enchanting character of vintage optics while enjoying the benefits of modern, reliable housing with our rehoused Kinoptik cinema lenses. These lenses are perfect for filmmakers seeking a distinctive visual signature that sets their work apart in a world of increasingly uniform digital images.

KEY FEATURES

Vintage Optics: The rehoused Kinoptik cinema lenses retain the original Kinoptik glass, renowned for its sharpness, contrast, and distinct artistic qualities. These lenses produce a beautiful, vintage look with a subtle, organic texture that enhances your cinematic storytelling.

Modern Housing: We’ve expertly rehoused these classic lenses in robust, high-quality housings, specifically designed for modern cinema cameras. The updated housing ensures smooth and precise focus and aperture control, making these lenses a pleasure to work with on set.

PL Mount Compatibility: Our rehoused Kinoptik lenses come standard with PL mounts, allowing seamless integration with a wide range of professional cinema cameras, including RED, ARRI, Sony, and Blackmagic.

Consistent Gear Positioning: The updated housing features industry-standard 0.8 pitch gears for focus and iris, positioned consistently across the lens set, enabling efficient lens swaps and seamless compatibility with follow focus systems.

T-stop Markings: The rehoused Kinoptik cinema lenses feature clear and accurate T-stop markings, ensuring precise and repeatable exposure control.

Close Focus: With improved close focus capabilities, our rehoused Kinoptik lenses allow you to capture stunning close-up shots while maintaining their signature look.

Range of Focal Lengths: The rehoused Kinoptik cinema lens set includes a comprehensive selection of focal lengths, providing you with the versatility to capture your creative vision in any shooting scenario.

We currently rehouse the following lenses

Rehoused Kinoptik Gallery

Lens Conversion Process

• Stainless steel PL mount
• Zero image shifting
• Cam Form Focus drive optimized for modern motors
• Unique robust aluminium construction
• Easy to collimate with shims
• 280-300 degree rotation
• Standard 110mm and 95mm front diameter
• Easy to service

Additional features on Request

• New round iris
• LPL and EF mounts
• Personalised engravings
• High visible UV markings

Frequently Asked Questions about Lens Rehousing

Shipping instructions inside EU:

To ensure the safe shipment of the lenses, please follow these instructions.

Package the lenses carefully, using individual small boxes for each lens and suitable filler material.Place all the individual boxes within a larger box filled with soft filler to protect them from any impacts during transit. Take all necessary precautions to ensure their proper protection.

Include the following details of our office manager, Katri Peltomäki, on the side of the package along with the address:

Attn: Katri Peltomäki

Phone: +358 40 625 9723

E-mail [email protected]

Address:

Whitepoint Optics

Sturenkatu 21

00510 Helsinki

Finland

Note: Entrance via Teollisuuskatu

Shipping instructions outside the EU:

For customs purposes, please remember to provide the necessary information on the export documents when shipping outside the EU.

Include the following details:

  • Clearly state that you are sending cine lenses with the serial number “xxxx” for temporary repair, with the intention of having them returned to you after completion. It should clearly indicate ”return after repair”.
  • Include a proforma invoice that accurately states the value of the lenses individually. This value will be used when shipping them back to you after the repairs are finished.
  • Please indicate the quantity of lenses, along with their individual values, as we are claiming them into the country using temporary inward processing. This signifies that they will be returned to the owner after the maintenance is complete.

Important information to include on the package:

  • Description: Cine lenses for maintenance/repair
  • Serial numbers: Please include the serial numbers of the lenses
  • Value: You indicate the value of the contents with a proforma invoice

Please add the phone number and email address of our office manager Katri Peltomäki.

In lens rehousing, the client sends lenses to us for conversion. After conversion, the lenses can be used in cinematography and are compatible with modern cine accessories. In a typical case, the converted lenses are originally still camera optics, but we also rehouse vintage film lenses to be used with modern cinema equipment.

The client is responsible for the quality of the optical components. The client also takes care of postage fees, when sending lenses to us.

Our current delivery estimate for the lenses in our range is 14 months. If a lens that is not part of our program is agreed upon, this will become its own special project, the time estimate of which will be agreed separately. The delivery time varies depending on the order backlog and the lens set you are interested in – contact us and ask for the current delivery time!

Payment terms are as follows:

  • 25% of Grand Total to be paid as a deposit payment to reserve your slot. This is non-refundable.
  • 25% of Grand Total is to be paid to order parts. (Approx 3 months before the production starts)
  • 25% of Grand Total is to be paid when the production starts.
  • 25% of Grand Total is to be paid on delivery. To start the delivery process, payments need to be 100% made.
  • The conversion process begins once the first payment is received. WPO will be in contact during the conversion process on each stage.
  • Lenses are sent to the client after the whole payment is 100% paid.
  • All shipping costs at customers’ expense.

We can either deliver the whole batch or in smaller batches. Just let us know what the priority is and we can send lenses out as soon as they are finished. No need to wait for the whole set.

Unfortunately, we cannot source lenses for clients.

For a quote, please send us a message and we will get back to you with an offer. The conversion process begins once the first payment (25%) is received.

Unfortunately, we do not have a way of estimating shipping/import duties in advance. Once we know the size of the package, we can get an estimate of delivery charges. Duties are usually reasonable.

When shipping from outside of the EU:
In order to avoid extra duties, we are using shipping for a temporary repair.

  • It is important to clearly indicate in the export documents that a customer is sending cine lenses with the serial number xxxx for a temporary repair, to be returned after completion.
  • Included must be a proforma invoice to state the value of the lenses. This way we can ship lenses back after the work is done using the same proforma value.
  • When we receive lenses here, we claim them into the country as temporary inward processing (meaning to be returned to the owner after maintenance is over).

It is important you have clearly stated the value of the content when shipping using a proforma document. We will return the lenses using the same proforma value you indicate.

Whitepoint Optics guarantees a 12 months warranty for rehoused lenses. Warranty does not cover misuse of goods, or using goods in a manner for which they are not intended. Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or careless use of the goods.

We shall remedy defects if the warranty claim is valid and within the warranty period. It is at our decision whether we remedy the defect by repair or replacement.

We are however happy to help if an impact etc. happens. Please get in touch. In these cases, our hourly rate is 100 €/h (+ the cost of parts that need replacing).

We do offer the possibility for personalized engravings and a range of colors for a stylish finish. We also offer dual high visible UV markings on request.
Ask also for enhanced close focus.

Engravings prices

Customized engravings: Design setup fee 1200€ + 200€/lens
Includes:

  • Personalised logo
  • Lens details text
  • Special color on engravings (max. 2 colors from our color chart)

 

Cap engravings: Design setup fee 500€ + 50€/lens

We can also engrave other logos on request, but we can’t take any legal responsibility for using trademarked material.

We are able to engrave both in metric and imperial scales – it’s your choice. We can engrave additional scales also (for additional cost of 200€/lens).

For bulk/set discounts, please get in touch. We are here to help!

Due to shipping costs, rehousing a single lens is usually not very cost-effective. That is why we rehouse mostly whole lens sets. However, there are no technical barriers for rehousing a single lens. If you have a single lens that you want to be rehoused, contact us!

Unfortunately, no. In that process lenses will lose their individual vintage-look, and that is not what we or the customer wants. In a case of  damaged lens, it is usually better to source a new lens.

We generally don’t supply cases to customers for two reasons:

  1. When it comes to lens case quality and design, the taste tends to be subjective. We have been trying to pinpoint one case manufacturer to fit for all, but haven’t found one.
  2. The actual measurements of each lens can vary anything from 2-6mm depending on the model of the lens. This means that to get the exact measurement we need to complete the lens before sending the dimensions to case manufacturer and this would delay the delivery process somewhat.
 
 
 

Of course! Our office and factory is located in Helsinki, Finland. Please get in touch, and we will organize a safe visit for you.

CONTACT

We are currently experiencing a high volume of inquiries. As a result, our response time may be longer than usual. We are working diligently to address your messages. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience. We value your business and will get back to you as soon as possible.