GL Optics

GL Optics: Breathing New Life into Vintage Glass since 2010

In 2010, GL Optics opened its doors, driven by a simple vision: to reimagine the possibilities of vintage stills glass. We saw beyond their worn exteriors and outdated mounts, captivated by the exquisite optics trapped within. Thus began our journey of meticulous craftsmanship, transforming yesterday’s relics into tomorrow’s filmmaking tools. In a dynamic landscape where creativity meets precision, GL Optics stands as a trailblazer,

From Forgotten to Flawless: The Art of Lens

Imagine taking a legendary lens, whispered about in hushed tones amongst filmmakers – a classic Nikon, a dreamy Zeiss, a creamy Canon FD. Now, imagine giving it a new lease on life, transforming it into a modern marvel fit for the silver screen. That’s the magic of lens rehousing, and we’re the masters of this mesmerizing art.

We meticulously dismantle each lens, carefully preserving its precious glass heart. Then, we craft a brand-new body, sculpted for precision and performance. Long throw, buttery-smooth focus rings, whisper-quiet 15-blade irises, and PL mounts that sing in perfect harmony with today’s cinema cameras, breathing new life into the soul of the lens and unlocking its full potential on modern sensors.

Mk V: A Testament to Excellence

Over the last decade, we’ve honed our craft, culminating in the Mk V – our most exquisite iteration yet. It’s a masterpiece of engineering, a testament to our unwavering pursuit of optical excellence. Filmmakers around the world trust GL Optics to unleash the magic of vintage glass, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent gems.

More Than Lenses, We’re a Family

GL Optics isn’t just a company, it’s a family. Our team of 63 passionate individuals land softly each day in our bustling 30,000-square-foot workspace and pour their hearts and souls into every rehoused lens. We believe in the power of collaboration, the thrill of innovation, and the joy of seeing filmmakers capture their vision with tools that inspire them.

A Legacy of Brilliance. A Future of Infinite Possibilities.

Today, 14 years into honing our craft our journey is far from over. We’re constantly pushing the boundaries, researching new techniques, and seeking out the next vintage gem waiting to be reborn. At GL Optics, we’re not just rehousing lenses, we’re rewriting the would-be history of them one housing at a time.