COVID 19 UPDATE:
We are currently under provincial and municipal lockdown orders, however as an essential supplier to the media industry, we remain operational and orders are shipping as normal. Slight delays may occur while your package moves through points of shipment. We kindly ask for your patience during this time. E-mail inquiries, phone calls, and messaging will receive delayed replies. Please do not send multiple requests. We are working as fast as we can while we maintain a safe and healthy work environment for our team.
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At SIMMOD LENS we specialize in modifying vintage photo lenses for use on new mirrorless and motion picture cameras. To date, we have modded thousands of lenses for DP's the world over. Simply put, our service is second to none--providing clients with the fastest turnaround time in the industry!
We can customize your modifications to your needs. It's easy--just pick and choose which services you require and we'll be ready as soon as your lenses come through our doors.
To learn more about the SIMMODING PROCESS, watch Mark Holtze's video here on VINTAGE LENSES FOR VIDEO
Still unsure about modding? Justin Phillip talks about his MODDING JOURNEY.
All lenses sent to us must be accompanied by a lens intake form to provide us with the necessary instructions and details required before service can begin. Please fill out the form below:
Current Turnaround Time for Leica R, Contax Zeiss, Nikon Mods: 10 DAYS
Current Turnaround Time for Canon FD Mods: NO LONGER ACCEPTING AT THIS TIME.
We are in the midst of developing a new conversion system for FD lenses to EF. We hope to launch in late spring or early summer 2021. We will not accept FD lenses for modding until the new conversion system is launched.
Answers to some frequently asked questions:
We do not rehouse lenses and only specialize in modding.
We cannot convert to PL mount, M42 to EF, or to any Sony E mount.
We do not accept dropped shipment of lenses from your seller.
You must take delivery and inspect each lens before sending it to us for modding.
Prices are in USD + Shipping
*Price for EF Conversion Mounts start at $60 + $20/lens installation for Leica R, Contax Zeiss, and Nikon F.
Owners are responsible for all shipping charges, including return.
As an award winning cinematographer, Ron Sim csc is no stranger to the world of cinematography. His passion for perfection and dedication to the craft goes well beyond the bright lights and big sets of commercial productions. Much like cinematography, creating the SIMMOD System ™ began as a hobby while fidgeting in his man-cave in between shoot days. It was also a way for him to stay out of his wife's path while she studies to become a doctor. As an avid collector of vintage lenses, there was no shortage of lenses to choose from when sourcing the right glass to learn on. Through the years, what started as an experiment to convert an old Leica still lens for cinema use became a sustainable passion. To date, Ron has converted vintage lenses for aspiring and veteran DP's the world over.
We currently operate all lens modding operations out of our United States office located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. All product orders are fullfilled from our new office in Windsor, Ontario Canada.
If you have any questions about the SIMMOD System™ or need consultation about turning your vintage collection into cine lenses, give Ron a call or shoot him a message.
"Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like." -David Alan Harvey
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United States Operations
269 Walker St.
Detroit, MI 48207
PLEASE DO NOT SEND RETURNS TO CANADIAN OFFICE
149 Tecumseh Rd W
Windsor, ON N8X 1E8