The Panavision® C Series
The Panavision® C Series Anamorphic Primes have been the go-to choice since 1968 for artists needing a compact and lightweight anamorphic lens.
The distinctive optical quality and small size of the C Series appeals to cinematographers striving for the visual signature that defines the credit “Filmed In Panavision”. Characterized by a graduated depth of field, predictable full field performance at all apertures, a pronounced anamorphic flare, and a flattering bokeh, these lenses impart an organic feel that many cinematographers prefer over the sterile look of some modern day optics.
C Series technology has served as a foundation for later generations of lenses, and has in turn benefited as Panavision retrofitted significant design enhancements into the C line. These upgraded C Series lenses have served as the sole set of anamorphic primes on many productions. They can also intercut seamlessly with other sets of Panavision anamorphics such as the E Series, Primo® AL Series, and G Series lenses.
The C Series includes 20mm, 30mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm focal lengths with widest apertures ranging from T2.3 to T3.5 and close focus distances from 2 feet 6 inches to 7 feet. With their compact size and light weight, C Series lenses are ideally suited to both handheld and Steadicam applications.