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HCM Optics

We are an optics rental house for the cinematographic industry established in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We are specialized in non-conventional spherical and anamorphic lenses and filters.


News

NEW Zoom
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The Angénieux 50-500mm HR T 5 offers a wide range with a medium-sized body, a good aperture, and a medium weight of 10.5 lbs.

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NEW Hawk C Series Anamorphic Set (1980s),  35, 50, 75, 100.

The first set of the Hawk lenses, the C series were developed in the 1990s. Small and rugged, they produce a very nice image while maintaining the classic blue flare of anamorphic lenses.

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NEW FILTERS

Hollywood Black Magic 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2
Glimmer Glass 1/2, 1, 2

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 Our lenses

Cooke miniS4 Set – 18, 25, 32, 50, 75, 100 – f2.8.
In terms of colour and definition, the Cooke miniS4 are equal to the S4 and S5 except for a lacking diaphragm, which makes them lighter but maintaining the quality and excellence of Cooke trademark.
These lenses have the possibility of swapping the frontal element for an uncoated one. Without this special treatment (coating), we can have more flaring, softer edges and a slight cold colour, reminding of an “historic” look of the trademark.

NEW: Hawk C series Anamorphic Set – 1980s – 35, 50, 75, 100, 150.
The first set of the Hawk lenses, the C series were developed from the Lomo in the 1980s. Small and rugged, they produce a very nice image while maintaining the classic blue flare of anamorphic lenses.

Series II Cooke Speed Panchro – 1960s – 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100.
Re-adapted with PL mount, focus ring and an 80mm diameter.
Used in Spartacus (Director; Stanley Kubrick, cinematography: Russel Metty), A Clockwork Orange (Dir.: S. Kubrick, C.: John Alcott), Midnight in Paris (Dir. Woody Allen, C.: Darius Khondji) y 12 Monkeys (Dir.: Terry Gilliam, C.: Roger Pratt).

Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenon Set – 1960s – 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, macro 90 Killar.
Re-adapted with PL mount, focus ring and an 80mm diameter.
The older and softer set we have. Accentuated flares.

NEW: Zoom Angenieux 50-500 Anamorphic
The Angénieux 50-500mm HR T 5 offers a wide range with a medium-sized body, a good aperture, and a medium weight of 10.5 lbs. It is a high-quality and reliable zoom lens well-suited for a variety of shots.
Overhauled and Converted by Duclos Lenses.

Telephoto lens 300mm Killar.
Created in the 1980s, this lens is a perfect complement to the Cooke S2 and the Schneider ones

And our finest: Telephoto lens 1200mm Century.
Developed for filming rocketry and militar explotions from long distances, the 1200 Century was used in motion pictures such as 48 Hrs. (1982, dir. Walter Hill, c. Ric Waite) and Top Gun (1986, dir. Tony Scott, c. Jeffrey Kimball), as well in many cars commercials.

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