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Duclos Lenses Authorized to Service Leica Cine Lens

Duclos Lenses Authorized to Service Leica Cine Lens

CW Sonderoptic Taps Duclos Lenses As Leica Cine Lens Authorized Service Facility

Working closely with CW Sonderoptic, Duclos Lenses gears up provide factory authorized Summilux-C and Summicron-C service.

Los Angeles, Calif. May 25, 2015 – CW Sonderoptic, the sister company to Leica Camera AG that designs and manufactures its motion picture lenses, has achieved great success with the introduction of its high-end Leica Summilux-C prime lenses and more recently, the Leica Summicron-C prime lenses. However, meticulous maintenance is required on a regular basis in order to preserve the outstanding performance level of these lenses. To meet the demands of such precise lenses, Duclos Lenses is pleased to add CW Sonderoptic to its comprehensive repertoire and begin offering its renowned level of service for Summicron-C and Summilux-C prime lenses.

Duclos Lenses and its technicians have undergone extensive factory training in cooperation with CW Sonderoptic including mechanical composition and factory specified optical adjustment and service techniques in order to meet customers’ needs with the highest quality of service. Duclos Lenses has met CW Sonderoptic’s rigorous requirements with regards to professional lens technician knowledge and experience as well as service facilities and tooling setup.

“As manufacturers, CW Sonderoptic and Leica Camera are known for high quality products with some of the most precise and demanding manufacturing tolerances and performance expectations in the industry,” said Gerhard Baier, Managing Director of CW Sonderoptic. “As we continue to ramp up manufacturing of both lens lines we felt the market’s need for more service options. For us it was important to find a partner that could meet those expectations every time, and not just because we needed that, but because that’s how they work. The first time I walked into the Duclos Lenses facility I knew that they were the service partner for us, from the spotless floors and workstations, to the knowledgeable and friendly staff. We are proud to welcome them into our cine lens family.”

“We’re extremely pleased to add Leica, CW Sonderoptic to our schedule of manufacturers in cooperation for professional lens service,” said Matthew Duclos, Operations Manager of Duclos Lenses. “We find it provides the absolute best service results, for everyone involved, when a productive relationship is established and supported. It’s a pleasure to receive the approval of such a prestigious organization as Leica, CW Sonderoptic. We’ll be offering comprehensive service for the Summilux-C and Summicron-C primes including complete clean and lube, collimation, axial alignment, and more. We look forward to maintaining the industry’s supply of Leica cinema lenses for many generations.”

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About Duclos Lenses

Duclos Lenses, Inc. is a family owned and operated business with decades of service knowledge and experience. As the premiere source for motion picture lens sales, service, and accessories – Duclos Lenses continuously strives to provide the absolute highest level of professional, personal lens service and repair to the global motion picture industry.


About CW Sonderoptic

CW Sonderoptic GmbH is an internationally active manufacturer of premium lenses for movie and television productions and operates under the Leica brand name. The company currently manufactures two product lines for global distribution, the Summilux-C (T1.4) and Summicron-C (T2.0) lenses. CW Sonderoptic GmbH is positioned in the premium segment of the respective markets and delivers innovations that set new standards in creative imaging. The headquarters of CW Sonderoptic GmbH are located in the city of Wetzlar, in the state of Hessen, Germany.

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