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Canon K-35 25-120mm T2.8 Macro Zoom

The vintage Canon K-35 25-120mm Macro zoom is a unique lens from another time.

Designed in the early 1970's, this lens was the world's first 35mm format zoom to feature a Macro function for achieving close focus. It has a fast and constant T2.8 stop across the entire 5x zoom range. In fact for it's time the performance of this zoom outperformed many primes lenses on offer. The K-35 primes were later released in 1976.

So revolutionary was this lens, that in 1973 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences awarded it a Scientific or Technical achievement award, for the "Excellent K-35 lens as a major achievement that enriched the motion picture film medium".

The K-35 25-120mm offers a vintage character that is often only found in primes. While sharp wide open, it has a little less contrast, with that classic Canon warmth. It easily flares and when it does, they blend into the textured bokeh and look just like other Canon classic's, the K-35 Primes and FD Primes.

Lemac has owned this lens for a very long time, and it was a favourite of Lemac founder John Bowring ACS. In recent years we have given this unicorn lens a thorough overhaul and tuning. It has been upgraded to PL mount and is also compatible with 4x5.65" clamp-on matte boxes.

While only covering the standard 35mm format, this lens is certainly usable in Super35, and when paired with one our Full Frame expanders you get a beautiful 40-192mm T4 1/3 equivalent lens.

The perfect match to our Rehoused Canon FD Primes and our exclusive Rehoused Canon FD 50-300mm Zoom.

The Canon K-35 25-120mm T2.8 is available for your next project from Lemac Rentals.

Lens Specs

Aperture Minimum Marked Object Distance (Feet) Front Diameter (mm) Weight (kgs) Mount Type
T2.8 4' (1' macro) 136mm 5.35kg PL

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