"The THALIAs have a nice fall off and are very clean but, unlike most sharp lenses, not cruel to the faces. And the outcome is so beautiful I never softened any close-ups with filters."
The THALIA prime lenses offer a consistently cinematic look and feel throughout the range of 10 lenses from 24 mm to 180 mm with an image circle of 60 mm. The macro-set within the THALIA-Set: 24 mm, 55 mm and 120 mm. THALIA-T*: an optical design from 1935 with a dreamlike, romantic look without a filter (see data sheet in the download section). The lenses are incredibly lightweight and compact with a matched front diameter of 95 mm and are available in PL and LPL mount with Cooke/i and LDS2 metadata contacts. The unique always-round iris design creates a bokeh that is smooth, distinct and full of character. And although these are not vintage lenses, the THALIAs offer many of the characteristics that have led cinematographers to pair older lenses with digital sensors. They are smooth, forgiving, and clear without being overly sharp.
The THALIA lenses offer a large image circle that covers sensors up to the ARRI ALEXA 65, but can be used to create equally stunning images on VistaVision and Super 35 sensors and film stocks as well.
Images captured with the THALIA lenses can appear to have an added depth and dimensionality, especially on larger sensors, due to a gradual focus fall off curve. Rather than even, flat layers of focus across the frame, the THALIA lenses have a sharp and focused center with gradual and pleasing fall off of contrast and light towards the edges leading the view to the image center as well as adding dimensionality to the scene. Different from most images created with modern lenses.
Although the THALIA lenses are new lenses, they do offer many of the image characteristics that have driven cinematographers to pair older lenses with digital sensors. They are clear without being overly sharp and focus is smooth and forgiving without looking soft. Skin tones are natural and smooth with accurate color rendition.
The innovative iris design of the THALIA lenses maintains a circular iris through all aperture stops, creating a cinematic bokeh that comes alive with character. Out-of-focus elements maintain their structure, which further adds to the sense of dimensionality in the image.
Check out these films that were all shot on our THALIA, large-format cine lenses.
Kirsten Stewart by Silvan Giger
Venice | Leitz Thalia
New York Street
Longboard | Leitz Thalia
RIMOWA | Never Still ft. Adwoa Aboah
Miu Miu - Rachel Chinorir
This Bud's For Jackie | Impact Film | Directed by Spike Lee
Focal Length (mm)
Close Focus (ft)
Close Focus (m)
Horizontal angle of view "Super 65" 59.9 mm x 25.6 mm
Horizontal angle of view "Full Frame" 36 mm x 24 mm
Horizontal angle of view "Super 35" 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm
PL and LPL with Cooke/i
92 mm screw-in (except 24 mm)
Via net holder
Matched Focus/Iris Ring Locations
All focal lengths
Circular through all stops
THALIAData Sheet English Download
THALIAData Sheet French Download
THALIAData Sheet Spanish Download
THALIACamera and Format Compatibility Download
THALIAThalia Focus Marks - Feet Download
THALIAThalia Focus Marks - Meter Download
THALIADepth of Field Chart - Feet Download
THALIADepth of Field Chart - Meter Download
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