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Dallmeyer Cinematograph / Kinematograph 2″ f/1.9 C Mount Lens


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Experience the timeless allure of vintage cinematography with the Dallmeyer Cinematograph 2″ f/1.9 Cine Lens, now available at Camera Crate. This exceptionally rare piece of cinematic history is a true gem for collectors and filmmakers alike. Originally designed for 16mm cine cameras such as the Bolex H-16, this lens is a rare find and highly sought after by cinephiles around the world. Known also as the Dallmeyer Kinematograph lens, it offers a glimpse into the golden era of filmmaking.

The Dallmeyer Cinematograph lens showcases remarkable craftsmanship and optics that have stood the test of time. Its optical quality and vintage character bring a unique and authentic touch to your modern filmmaking projects. Despite its age, this lens is in very good condition, a testament to its durability and the care it has received over the years.

With an impressive f/1.9 aperture, this lens not only lets in ample light for low-light shooting but also provides a beautiful shallow depth of field, allowing you to achieve that classic cinematic look. Its C-Mount compatibility ensures easy attachment to a wide range of cameras, making it a versatile addition to any filmmaker’s toolkit.

Tested and fully working, in great working condition. Comes with the original lens hood (not pictured).

Glass – very light dust, in line with a lens of this age. Otherwise clean, free of mould, dust, haze or damage

Focus – smooth, works well

Aperture – smooth, works well

Body – in good condition, some scratching to body

Every camera we sell is vigorously inspected by our team. Our ten-part inspection method includes the following checks:

  1. Lens - we check for any mould, dust, haze, dirt, cracks and air bubbles. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining are noted.
  2. Zoom – we inspect both manual and power zoom work smoothly. Any issues are noted.
  3. Focus – we check that manual focus is smooth and works well. If automatic focus is included as a feature that is also checked.
  4. Motor / Claw – we check that the motor runs smoothly at all advertised speeds and that the film claw has sufficient torque to advance film.
  5. Filmgate – this is inspected and any dirt or hair is removed.
  6. Lightmeter – the lightmeter is inspected to ensure it automatically reacts correctly to light. Manual aperture control and/or backlight is also checked if included as a feature.
  7. Viewfinder – we inspect for mould, dust and haze or damage. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining is noted.
  8. Battery terminals - we inspect for rust/corrosion, cleaning and repairing where needed.
  9. Body – where possible we clean any imperfections. Any remaining cosmetic damage is noted.
  10. Additional Features – all additional model specific features (such as timelapse or crossfade) are checked for functionality.

Unless specifically mentioned in the product description, all items sold through our website have passed the above inspection and are fully working. With thousands of sales under our belt and 3000+ positive reviews our customers have found that our inspections are comprehensive and correctly reflect the condition of the camera. In the unlikely case that there is an issue, we offer a full 60 day warranty – allowing you plenty of time to check the camera yourself.


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United Kingdom offer free 48 hour tracked shipping on all items being delivered to the UK. Due to the high value of our items, we require a signature on delivery for the vast majority of orders. Please note, that although the vast majority of items are delivered within 48 hours of dispatch, we’re unable to guarantee it.

We aim to dispatch orders within 24 hours of ordering (Monday-Saturday) although this can occasionally take slightly longer over bank holidays and during peak periods. If you require an item urgently, please contact us to discuss delivery options.

Worldwide delivery are proud to deliver worldwide. Prices and times vary depending on size and location. Import duties, taxes, and brokerage fees are not included in the product price or shipping and handling cost.  These charges are the buyer’s responsibility as we are only charging the transportation fee for your order.  You may check with your country’s customs office to determine if there will be additional costs.

Where we sell vintage products that have been used and loved for many years, all our items are vigorously inspected by our team of experts before listing. Unless noted otherwise, all our items have been fully tested and are working correctly and come with 30 day no-quibble returns and a  full 60 day warranty – we believe this will give you enough time to test the product for yourself to ensure you’re happy with it.

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