Rent Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2.3 50mm PL Lens in Brooklyn and Nyc

Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2.3 50mm PL Lens

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Rent Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2.3 50mm PL Lens in New York City and Brooklyn.

History of the Super Baltars

The Super Baltar Lenses by Bausch & Lomb are amongst the most famed lenses around. The line was released in 1966 and improved upon the priorly released original Baltars. Furthermore, they were amongst the first lenses to be optimized for color photography. However, perhaps it was their credits that made these lenses so famous. The Super Baltars were used to shoot the legendary “The Godfather” and ‘The Godfather II” amongst other blockbuster films.

Super Baltars Today

Nowadays, the Super Baltar lenses are often used to in conjunction with modern digital cine cameras. The combination of the rigid sensor grid paired with the softer vintage lens creates a look popular among modern day cinematographers. The use of the lens balances out the overly-sharp look yielded by today’s cine lenses. In addition, they yield images with a very warm tone.

Watch this illustrated in the lens test below to see for yourself.

LENS TEST – short film (and actual lens test, too) from Ned Farr on Vimeo.

Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2.3 50mm PL Lens

The Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar T2.3 50mm PL Lens has a T of 2.3 and a minimum focus distance of 18 inches. It is lightweight at a mere 1 pound.

Click here to read more about the Super Baltars.

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