Cine Ring + Deluxe Cine Lens Cap Optionally Marked (80mm O.D.)

$37.00

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Cine Ring + Deluxe Cine Lens Cap Optionally Marked (80mm O.D.)

$37.00

48mm+55mm are currently out of stock. Tentative shipping date is September 27th.

Included:
1x 80mm Deluxe Cine Lens Cap (optionally marked)
1x Cine Ring (choose size)

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Description

If you are looking for a more professional way to label your Lens Caps than just a sticker, we got you covered. If you want to submit your own vector graphic, please contact us after placing an order.

The Cine Ring brings your still image lenses one step closer to actual cine lenses and thereby makes your life on set easier. One of the disadvantages of using still image lenses versus cine lenses is that they all have different front diameters. Our cine ring screws into the front thread of your still image lens and brings the front diameter to an industry standard 80mm. It also provides you with a common front filter thread of 77mm. Your lenses are now compatible with many cine accessories that attach to the front of the lens. You no longer need to worry about having a lightproof connection between your matte box and your lens. All you need is an 80mm donut or bellow, and all your lenses will fit perfectly. Also, you can use clamp-on matte boxes and shades that attach directly to the 80mm adapter ring (given your lens can support the weight of the clamp on matte box). Another advantage is that you no longer need to purchase round filters in different sizes for your lenses. You can just start buying 77mm filters and they will fit all your lenses.

The included Deluxe Cine Lens Cap fits our 80mm Cine Rings and lenses with an 80mm front. It has a tight fit and wont fall off easily in your lens case like it often happens with other caps. The cap is made from a very abrasion resistant rubber like material. It’s specifically designed to withstand heavy use as often encountered in the rental environment. The surface finish is matte black and there are no ejector pin marks etc. as common in most other caps.  We have looked at many other caps and found the Deluxe Cine Lens Cap to be the best cap currently available. It even beats the much more expensive Arri Cap.

You can choose to get your cap marked with the focal length of your lens or do a full custom engraving. The marking  is done on an anodized aluminum insert that is bonded to the lens cap with an adhesive.

 

About “the lip”
The lip on Cine Rings serves as a hard stop when pushing the matte box against the lens preventing light leaks, a crucial function that is often overlooked. The width of the 80mm front section is still plenty deep for clamp on accessories. Without a lip, you always have to be careful not to push your lens too far into the matte box. We found that out by trial and error and that is why we came up with “the lip”. You can always be confident that there are no light leaks that could potentially ruin your shot. If you take a look at real Cine Lenses, you will notice that they either have a lip (like the Zeiss Master Primes), or they have a very deep barrel which makes it almost impossible to push the matte box too far onto the lens.

Advantages:
– Common outside front diameter of 80mm across all your lenses.
– Makes your lenses compatible with many cine accessories (shades, clamp on matte boxes, etc.).
– No need to switch donuts or bellows on your matte box when switching lenses.
– No need to purchase round filters in different sizes. All lenses will now have a 77mm front thread.
– You now have a cine style front cap to protect your lens.

In case we don’t have a Cine Ring that matches the front diameter of your lens. You can purchase a common step-up ring that brings your filter thread size up to 77mm, and then use our 77mm Cine Ring.

 

Cap
The Deluxe Cine Lens Cap fits our 80mm Cine Rings and lenses with an 80mm front. It has a tight fit and wont fall off easily in your lens case like it often happens with other caps. The cap is made from a very abrasion resistant rubber like material. It’s specifically designed to withstand heavy use as often encountered in the rental environment. The surface finish is matte black and there are no ejector pin marks etc. as common in most other caps.  We have looked at many other caps and found the Deluxe Cine Lens Cap to be the best cap currently available. It even beats the much more expensive Arri Cap.

Custom marked/printed (optional)
You can choose to get your cap marked with the focal length of your lens or do a full custom design. The printing/laser-marking  is done on an aluminum insert that is bonded to the lens cap with a super strong adhesive. The aluminum insert fits very snuggly into the recessed area on the front of the cap. We don’t just slap on a label on top of the cap.

Available options:

Laser Marked Anodized Aluminum
A colored anodized aluminum insert gets laser marked with your chosen design. You can choose from different colored anodized aluminum inserts. The laser mark is white in color. You can email us your own design or leave us instructions on how to mark the cap. See bellow for design guidelines

Full Color – Standard
Full color print on the aluminum insert. You can email us your own design or leave us instructions on what to print on the cap. See bellow for design guidelines.

Full Color – Pro (available Summer 2021)
Full color print on an aluminum insert that is thicker than the “standard” insert. Additionally, a special coating/varnish makes the surface extra abrasion resistant and reduces smudges/finger prints. See bellow for design guidelines.

 

 


 

Design Guidelines if you want to submit your own graphics:

Laser Marked Anodized Aluminum
For the highest quality results, we need vector files (Illustrator / Inkscape etc.)

  • Design needs to fit into a circle with a diameter of 76mm (80mm Caps)
  • Preferably an AI file (alternatively an SVG). Export for Illustrator 8
  • Export all cap designs next to each other as a single file (don’t layer them on top of each other)
  • Everything needs to be fully vectorized (including fonts… no unvectorized fonts)
  • Outlines only, no fill (you can send a screen shot of the design that includes fill if it is not obvious which
    areas have fill)
  • Send us the file by email

You can use a free program like Inkscape to make vector graphics.

Full Color – Standard / Pro 

  • Design needs to fit into a circle with a diameter of 78mm (80mm Caps) and all crucial design elements should be inside a circle with a diameter of 76mm.
  • Preferably an PSD file (Photoshop), alternatively a TIFF or PNG.
  • 800 DPI
  • Rasterize all fonts
  • Export all cap designs next to each other in a single file (don’t layer them on top of each other)
  • Send us the file by email

Photoshop Template for Full Color 80mm Caps: Download

 

 

Included:
1x 80mm Deluxe Cine Lens Cap (optionally marked/printed)
1x Cine Ring (choose size)