Legacy Primes

Legacy Primes

Panavision® carries a wide range of quality optics that will meet the creative and budgetary demands of any project. All of these lenses were designed or re-engineered to Panavision specifications and offer superior mechanical and optical performance as well as expanded, easy to read focus and aperture scales.

Standard Primes - SP

First debuted in the late 60s, the Panavision Standard Primes are the oldest spherical lenses in our line. Typical to lenses of that era, the older coatings produce more flaring and veiling glare artifacts.

Available in focal lengths ranging from 8mm to 150mm, the lens speeds vary from T2 to T4 with close focus distances from 14 inches to 5 feet. This series includes two 8mm wide angle lenses –  a Nikon Fisheye and a Distortion.

Super Speeds - SS & Ultra Speeds - US

The Super and Ultra Speeds from the mid-1970s provide higher performance and faster apertures than the Standards. Super Speeds offer focal lengths from 14mm to 150mm, with the lens speeds from T1.1 to T2 and  close focus distances from 2 feet to 5 feet. Ultra Speeds come in focal lengths from 14mm to 150mm, with lens speeds  from T1 to T1.9 and close focus distances from 2 feet to 5 feet.

Super Speeds “Z” Series - SZ & Ultra Speeds “Z” Series – USZ

Introduced in the 1980s, the Z series combines Zeiss optics with Panavision mechanics. These lenses offer performance comparable to other Zeiss primes of that era. The Super Speed Z lenses' focal lengths range from 14mm to 180mm, with lens speeds  from T1.9 to T2 and close focus distances from 2 feet to 5 feet. The Ultra Speed Z lens focal lengths range from 14mm to 180mm, with lens speeds from T1.3 to T2.8 and close focus distances from 2 feet to 5 feet.

Specifications

Series MKII USZ14 USZ24 USZ29 USZ35 USZ50 USZ85
FOCAL LENGTH 14 24 29 35 50 85
T-STOP 1.9 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 24 24 24 24 24 24
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 61 61 61 61 61 61
WEIGHT (lbs)   3.8 5.0 2.2   2.4
WEIGHT (kg)   1.7 2.3 1.0   1.1
LENGTH (in)   4.31 5.5 3.3   4.36
LENGTH (cm)   10.95 13.97 8.37   11.07
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.44 4.42 4.42 3.73   3.73
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 112.8 112.3 112.3 94.7   94.7
Series MKII USZ100 USZ135 USZ180      
FOCAL LENGTH 100 135 180      
T-STOP 2 2 2.8      
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 36 60 60      
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 91.4 152.4 152.4      
WEIGHT (lbs)   4.2        
WEIGHT (kg)   1.9        
LENGTH (in)   7.06        
LENGTH (cm)   17.94        
FRONT DIAMETER (in)   4.42 4.44      
FRONT DIAMETER (mm)   112.3 112.8      
Series MKII SZ14 SZ24 SZ29 SZ35 SZ50 SZ85
FOCAL LENGTH 14 24 29 35 50 85
T-STOP 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 24 24 24 24 24 30
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 61 61 61 61 61 76.2
WEIGHT (lbs) 3.9 3.8 5.1 2.3 1.7 2.4
WEIGHT (kg) 1.8 1.7 2.3 1 0.8 1.1
LENGTH (in) 4.1 4.1 5.5 3.3 3.1 3.6
LENGTH (cm) 10.5 10.5 14 8.3 7.9 9.2
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.375 4.375 4.875 3.75 3.875 3.875
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 111.1 111.1 123.8 95.3 98.4 98.4
Series MKII SZ100 SZ135 SZ180      
FOCAL LENGTH 100 135 180      
T-STOP 2 2 2      
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 36 60 60      
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 91.4 152.4 152.4      
WEIGHT (lbs) 3 4.1 5.2      
WEIGHT (kg) 1.4 1.9 2.4      
LENGTH (in) 4.8 6.9 7      
LENGTH (cm) 12.1 17.5 17.8      
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.375 4.875 4.375      
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 111.1 123.8 111.1      
Ultra Speed MKII SS14 SS17 SS20 SS24 SS29 US35
FOCAL LENGTH 14 17 20 24 29 35
T-STOP 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.3 1.3 1.3
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 24 24 30 24 28 24
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 61 61 76.2 61 71.1 61
WEIGHT (lbs) 3.9 7 6.8 4 5.9 2.0
WEIGHT (kg) 1.8 3.2 3.1 1.8 2.7 .9
LENGTH (in) 4.3 6.8 6.5 4.3 5.5 3.27
LENGTH (cm) 10.8 17.1 16.5 10.8 14 8.29
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.813 5.5 5.625 4.813 4.813 3.73
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 122.2 139.7 142.9 122.2 122.2 94.7
Ultra Speed MKII SS40 US50 SS75 SS100 SS125 SS150
FOCAL LENGTH 40 50 75 100 125 150
T-STOP 1.3 1 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 24 24 24 48 42 60
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 61 61 61 121.9 106.7 152.4
WEIGHT (lbs) 5.4 1.6 4.4 5.4 6.3 9.7
WEIGHT (kg) 2.4 .7 2 2.4 2.9 4.4
LENGTH (in) 6.7 3.8 5.8 6.8 7.3 7.8
LENGTH (cm) 17 9.64 14.8 17.3 18.4 19.7
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.25 3.73 5 5 5 5.625
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 108 94.7 127 127 127 142.9
Super Speed MKII SP24 SS28 SS35 SS50 SS55  
FOCAL LENGTH 24 28 35 50 55  
T-STOP 2 2 1.6 1.4 1.1  
CLOSE FOCUS (IN) 24 24 24 27 30  
CLOSE FOCUS (CM) 61 61 61 68.6 76.2  
WEIGHT (lbs) 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.2    
WEIGHT (kg) .8 0.9 1 1    
LENGTH (in) 2.89 2.8 3.1 3.5 3.38  
LENGTH (cm) 7.34 7 7.9 8.9 8.57  
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 3.72 3.938 3.75 3.75 3.72  
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 94.5 100 95.3 95.3 94.5  
Normal Speed MKII SPN8 SP8D SP9.8 SP16 SP20 SP24
FOCAL LENGTH 8 8 9.8 16 20 24
T-STOP 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 3 or 4 2.8
CLOSE FOCUS (IN) 12 14 24 20 30 27
CLOSE FOCUS (CM) 30.5 35.6 61 50.8 76.2 68.6
WEIGHT (lbs) 2.6 3.3   1.7 1.9 1.7
WEIGHT (kg) 1.2 1.5   0.7 0.9 0.7
LENGTH (in) 4.8 4.1   2.4 2.4 2.8
LENGTH (cm) 12.1 10.5   6 6 7
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.5 5 3.5 3.75 3.75 3.75
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 114.3 127 88.9 95.3 95.3 95.3