JDC Xtal Xpress Anamorphic Lens Set

Xtals are vintage front-element anamorphic lenses with a unique visual character.

  • £680.00
  • £816.00
  • Contact us for long term or weekly hire rates.

Vintage anamorphic lenses do not get more characterful (and beautiful) than the JDC Xtal Xpress series. Developed in the 1980s by the esteemed Joe Dunton Cameras (JDC) company, Xtals have been used to lens many high profile feature films, including Star Wars Episode VI, Layer Cake, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ex Machina. They also remain a popular and enduring lens choice cinematographers shooting music promos and commercials, especially when a striking and unique visual aesthetic is required.

Our 4-lens set of of JDC Xtal Xpress (pronounced “crystal express”) anamorphic lenses include the 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 100mm focal lengths. Recently given a complete optical and mechanical overhaul, we are confident this is one of the finest sets of these acclaimed lenses currently available for rental.

Recommended cameras for use with Xtals include the Sony Venice and ARRI Alexa Mini.

Available to hire

35mm JDC Xtal Xpress
  • Weight: 3.65kg
  • Length: 24cm
  • Close Focus: 3 ft
  • Clamp Adapter size: 130mm
  • T Stop: 1.4
50mm JDC Xtal Xpress
  • Weight: 2.45 kg
  • Length: 22cm
  • Close Focus: 3.5 ft
  • Clamp adaptor size: 114mm
  • T Stop: 1.4
85mm JDC Xtal Xpress
  • Weight: 2.65 kg
  • Length: 21.5cm
  • Close Focus: 4.5 ft
  • Clamp adaptor size: 114mm
  • T Stop: 1.4
100mm JDC Xtal Xpress
  • Weight: 2.9 kg
  • Length: 24.5cm
  • Close Focus: 4 ft
  • Clamp adaptor size: 114mm
  • T Stop: 2
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