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The Ultimate Lens Library

The largest side by side lens test ever made

A side-by-side comparison
of top cinema lenses

A Side-by-side comparison
of top cinema lenses

A comprehensive, controlled, unbiased lens library

Unlimited free access to thousands of tests

The Ultimate Cinema Lens Library

The Largest Side-by-Side Lens Test Ever Made

A free resource, made by creatives for creatives.
The Ultimate Full Frame Lens Test
Lens Sets
Browse Lenses
The Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test
Lens Sets
Browse Lenses
The Ultimate Vintage Lens Test
Lens Sets
Browse Lenses
“Now that the majority of films are shot digitally, the choice of optics is more essential than ever to help to create a visual language and distinction between narratives. I’m a big proponent for doing one's own camera and optics tests for each unique project. But with so many choices, the Ultimate Cinema Lens Library is a great jumping off point and also a great guide for how to do a proper apple to apple comparison.  I’m so glad this exists!
Greig Fraser, ASC
Rachel Morrison, ASC
Cinematographer: Black Panther, Mudbound
“It was incredible to see the extent of these tests. It very quickly allowed me to make aesthetic comparisons without needing to test these lenses myself. Because of that, I was able to make an informed decision for my next film!”
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS
Cinematographer: The Mandalorian, Vice
"This is going to be such a useful too for a huge range of cinematographers and directors, all the way up to your ASC cinematographers, who are trying to make a lens decision for their next feature film."
Greig Fraser, ASC
Matthew Duclos
Duclos Lenses COO
"I don’t think there’s ever been such a consistent amount of testing done at the same location with the same set where you can go back a few years before some of the lenses we were testing right now even existed, and you can actually do an A B comparison."
Greig Fraser, ASC
Phil Holland
"The sort of resource that this test is providing for the filmmaking community almost can’t be qualified. ASC members have consulted this tool, and every year we come back and it just gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger."
Greig Fraser, ASC
Christopher Probst, ASC
Cinematographer: Mindhunter

The 3rd Chapter of The Ultimate Cinema Lens Library

Honest, non-biased testing

In a world where there’s an abundance of opinions, quality and fact-based test data can be hard to find. That’s why we’ve dedicated hundreds of hours to bring you consistent, non-biased lens tests you can trust.

Hundreds of consistent tests

Our process was designed to test lenses for every aspect of their performance and character, including: color, contrast, lens flares/ghosts, bokeh, distortion, sharpness, chromatic aberration, focus breathing and more.

Made by creatives, for creatives

When a community that is passionate about creative tools comes together, the outcome is always special, and we’re excited to share what we’ve created with the world.