The Petzval lens design gives a central sharp area of focus through a very narrow field. The lens then progressively vignettes and drops off that is characterised by a swirl effect bokeh.

True Lens Service (TLS) have rehoused the Petzval lenses a modern cam driven focus system and chassis style lens housing that allows matte boxes and other accessories to be attached to the front of the lens, without affecting focus movements. The benefit of zero backlash and image shift give accurate dual focus scales that repeat on direction and change with the cam drive system, giving a wide spread of markings through the scale.

As the base lens was a stills lens, the TLS Petzvals covers full frame.

Kits Sets Includes
TLS Petzvals - 58mm T2.1 & 85mm T2.3 2 58mm & 85mm
Technical Specifications
Lens 58mm
Aperture T2.1-T16
Min. Marked Object Distance 2'
Length 78mm
Front Diameter 110mm
Weight 1kg
Image Circle FF
Mount PL
Lens 85mm
Aperture T2.3-T22
Min. Marked Object Distance 3'
Length 95mm
Front Diameter 110mm
Weight 1.4kg
Image Circle FF
Mount PL
Lens Aperture Min. Marked Object Distance Length Front Diameter Weight Image Circle Mount
58mm T2.1-T16 2' 78mm 110mm 1kg FF PL
85mm T2.3-T22 3' 95mm 110mm 1.4kg FF PL
Optional Accessories
LMB 4x5 3 Stage Clamp On Mattebox
ARRI/Zeiss Master Diopters +0.5, +1 & +2
ARRI SXU-1 Focus Kit
ARRI WCU-4 Wireless Control System