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Optical Services

OPTICAL SERVICES

Providing full maintenance, overhaul and repair services, as well as in-depth comparison and testing for a wide variety of professional film and digital cinema lenses, 2/3” HD lenses, as well as third party optical devices and lens adapters

We offer skilled lens repair on a large variety of cinema lenses in both our New York and Burbank facilities. Using some fo the most sophisticated analysis and calibration equipment in the industry, our highly trained technicians provide sophisticated, factory level service: from full maintenance, overhaul and repair services, to matching, and in-depth comparison on nearly all cinema lenses, as well as third party optical devices and lens adapters.  

 

Authorized repairs

As the first Carl Zeiss Authorized Service Partner in the Americas, AbelCine is the sanctioned Warranty Service Center for all Carl Zeiss cinema lenses in North and South America. We are also an authorized Angenieux cinema lens and Canon Cinema EOS lens repair facility. 

 

Motion Picture Lens / Cinema Lens

We offer comprehensive services for a variety of cinema, broadcast and specialty optics in both our New York and Burbank facilities. Whether it's an Angenieux, Canon Cinema EOS, Cooke, Fujinon or Zeiss, each lens that comes in is checked for scale accuracy and optical cleanliness. We'll also make sure the focus, iris, and zoom torque is up to spec. Our in-house custom tooling, advanced calibration equipment, extensive factory training, and years of experience allow us to ensure you're receiving the best possible quality of adjustment and repair for your lenses. 

We are the sanctioned Warranty Service Center for all Carl Zeiss cine lenses in North and South America. We can provide warranty and non-warranty repairs on Zeiss cinema lenses in both our New York and Burbank facilities. Our Burbank office is the exclusive Ultra Prime and Master Prime repair facility. 

We are an Angenieux Authorized Service Center, as well as a Canon Cinema EOS Lens Partner. We provide both warranty and non-warranty repairs on both cinema lens lines. 

 

Optical Calibration Equipment 

The specialized tools required to analyze and calibrate high-quality professional lenses are a combination of precision optics and mechanics, as well as computer hardware and software. Owning these tools, as well as our skill and experience with using them, makes for a dedicated world-class optics service deparment. 

A measurement of contrast, MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) is the most widely used scientific method of describing lens performance - it's also the criteria by which we measure the image quality of lenses. MTF measures how faithfully the lens reproduces (or transfers) detail from the object to the image produced by the lens. Both our New York and Burbank offices are equipped with a ZEISS K9 MTF System, which allows for a quick check of back focus and focus scale accuracy in one setup, with one micron (1/1000th millimeter) precision. Both coasts also use autocollimators for backfocus checks, as well as projectors, and ZEISS Torque Testers for further adjustments. 

Our Burbank location is also home to our ZEISS K8 MTF System. The K8 not only measures MTF, but also easily detects field curvature, chromatic aberration, and whether the optics are properly aligned. The ZEISS T-Stop Tester, which is used to measure the effective transmission aperture of photographic and cinematographic lenses, is also exclusive to our Burbank repair center. 

 

New Equipment Prep and Platinum Prep

When a new cinema lens is purchased from AbelCine, it is first inspected by our technicians for quality assurance. Checks for optical cleanliness, MTF and back focus are all part of what you get at no additional cost when you purchase select models with us. 

 

We offer optical repair services in both our New York and Burbank offices. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our policies or services offered.