WHITEPOINT OPTICS LOMOCRON SET FOR SALE!

It has been an exceptionally challenging year for the cinema equipment rental industry, marked by the writers strike, followed by the actors strike. However, we are pleased to announce that on December 5th, the actors union SAG-AFTRA members ratified the new contract, bringing the historic strike to an end. While the past year has tested our resilience, we are confident that our industry will make a strong comeback in 2024.

During these trying times, we understand that some of our valued clients have had to make difficult decisions, including selling their assets. To assist those in need and to offer an exciting opportunity to our community, we are thrilled to present a special offer – a set of three Lomocron lenses for sale.

The set of three Lomocron focal lengths includes the 35mm, 50mm, and the 90mm. The estimated value of the set, including all source lenses and a hard case, falls within the range of EUR 65,000 – EUR 70,000. However, we invite you to submit your offer, and we will engage in negotiations with the seller to find a mutually beneficial arrangement.

In addition to this exceptional lens set offer, we are pleased to inform you that if you are interested in rehousing your own lenses, we have two clients looking to sell their delivery slots from 2024. This presents a unique opportunity to secure a fast delivery for a deposit payment.

– Rate per lens for a Lomocron conversion: EUR 6,600
– Deposit for the 3-lens set: EUR 9,900

For those who may be new to the world of Lomocron lenses, allow us to provide a brief introduction. The Lomocron project began with the fusion of two iconic lenses: the Lomo square front anamorphic and the Leica-R as the taking lens, resulting in the creation of a beautiful modern cinema tool known as the LOMOCRON anamorphic 2x.

The updated “mother” lens enhances contrast, resolution, and speed, while retaining its signature blue flares, now even more vivid with reduced haze. Though the square front Lomos have often been overlooked due to their mechanical condition, the Lomocron is a unique anamorphic lens with character, capable of producing stunning cinematic images.

Whether you wish to make an offer for the lens set or secure your place in the Lomocron 2024 delivery batch, or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you with any questions or requests you may have.

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership. We look forward to serving you in the year ahead.

LOMOCRON TEST FOOTAGE

WHY LEICA

Leica lenses are considered some of the best lenses ever produced and have remained highly popular on top end cinematography and stills photography. The lens characteristics are subtle, they are fast, very sharp and uniform in quality.

Leica-R lenses have a large image circle, they are lightweight and reasonably prized.

The compact size make them ideal to use in companion with Lomo anamorphic optical block. Leica-R brings the very best out of the Lomo.

HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

Our re-engineering process gives your vintage lenses a new life.

In case you already own a set of Lomo square fronts all you need is a set of Leica R´s (Summicron or Elmarit). Currently we are not able to offer sourcing the lenses but are always happy to give recommendations.
If your anamorphic front glass element on is faulty (scrathes etc.) please let us know and we´ll see if the glass can be replaced.

All the lens elements are removed from their original optical blocks and cleaned throughout. After cleaning they are assembled into a new optical construction. Iris is replaced with a new full round one with matte black coating for maximum contrast and superb bokeh. The outcome is a fully re-engineered product with modern cine mechanics.

RE-ENGINEERING PROCESS

• Optics throughout cleaned
• Cam Form Focus drive optimized for modern motors
• Matched focus/iris ring locations
• Robust aluminium construction
• 300 degree focus rotation
• Industry standard sized front diameter, 110mm (except 35mm 125mm)
• New matte black anti-reflective iris
• Stainless steel PL mount
• Easy to collimate by using shims

First focal lengths available 35, 50, 90mm (Elmarit 135 and 180mm on special order)

Second batch of Lomocron starts delivering in Q2 2023. Therefore, you can expect to receive your lenses in Q3 2023.

We are building Lomocron 50mm first for all customers.

Please request a quote using the contact form below.

Pricing 6600€/lens excl. optics.

Lomocron Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions about LOMOCRON

LOMO Square Front 35mm, 50mm & 75/80mm.

Leica R Summicron: 35mm V.2, 50mm V.2 ja 90mm (Non APO).

Under investigation are also Leica M Summicron 40mm & 75mm (these require testing and measuring at our end)

We recommend checking in eBay or other marketplaces. If optical elements are is separated, make sure that the cylinder lenses are paired correctly and belong together. 35mm requires its own 35mm front. From 50mm and upwards front is the same.
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.
Yes, no part of the lens rotates other than the focus and iris ring. Neither does the length of the lens extend.

See above. Leica R 35 mm f2 Summicron R V.2 (faster, less coverage) or Leica R Elmarit f2.8 (slower, more coverage), Leica R Summicron 50mm f2 & NON APO 90mm.

We use a matte-surfaced 14-leaf completely round iris, meaning the original irises are replaced but the anamorphic look is preserved.

All LOMO Square Optical elements fits, and Leica´s mentioned above.

We are currently exploring this option. Lomo square Front anamorphics difficult to find, we are investigating the possibility of developing a replacement imitation glass from new optics. We will announce later if the Neo Lomocro project progresses.

The customer buys all the glasses themselves, we supply the mechanics and assembly.

We have no strong opinion on this. You might find trustworthy sellers around the world. We generally have good experience with Asian lens traders.

Unfortunately, no. This is a brand-new product, and the parts are only designed for the mentioned lenses.

The Leica M Summicron 40mm and 75mm are also under investigation. (These require testing and measuring)

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.