Canon K35 Prime Lenses
Canon K35 lenses are quite possibly the best-kept secret in 35mm motion picture prime lenses. Not to be confused with Canon stills lenses, these were specifically made for cinema and were awarded an Academy Award in 1977. Canon K35s were the lenses used on Aliens as well as many other famous features films over the years such as American Hustle. They find just as much use today, with even Aardman’s animated Chicken Run shot almost completely on K35s.
These classic lenses are Super Fast at T1.3 (apart from the 18mm at 2.8). Sharp enough to compete with modern glass, but with a classic quality that takes the digital edge off modern cameras. They have a look and feel that can’t be replicated. The focus has an elegant falloff and beautiful bokeh. Wide open at T1.3 they are of course softer with some chromatic aberration, but above T2.8 they hold their own with anything.
What is the major attraction these days is that apart from the 18mm they all cover large frame sensors. They are about the only vintage cinema lenses that do this, so are now in ever higher demand.
This set is in the original housings which are similar in operation to Super Speeds, but with PL mounts designed by TLS.
We now also offer Canon FD lenses. These offer similar characteristics to the Canon K35 lens and can be used to supplement your focal range or as an excellent addition to a B-roll set up. Using the FD lenses will make matching footage across PL and EF mount cameras a whole lot easier.