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The ultimate quick look tool for DoPs, Camera & Steady Cam Operators, Focus Pullers, ACs, Remote Head Technicians, VFX Specialists, Post Production Crew, Drone & ScubaCam Operators.

Focusing on, but not limited to PL and PV mount lenses.

Manufacturers listed in LENSER

Abakus, Allstar, Angenieux, ARRI, ARRI/Fujinon, ARRI/Zeiss, Arriflex/Zeiss, Atlas Lens Co., Bausch & Lomb, Blazar, Bokkeh Optics, Caldwell, Canon, Chiopt, Cooke, Dog Schidt Optiks, Duclos, DZOFilm, Entaniya, Focus Optics, Fujinon, Gecko‑Cam, Glaswerk, Hanse Inno Tech, Hawk, IB/E Optics, Innovision Optics, Irix, Iron Glass, Isco‑Optic, JDC, Kinefinity, Kinoptik, Kowa, Laowa, Leica, Lenswork Rentals, Lomo, Lomo‑Illumina, Masterbuilt, Meike, Musashi Optical System, Nac Image Technology, NiSi, Nitecore, Oppenheimer, Optica‑Elite, P+S Technik, Panavision, Prime Circle, RED, Richard Gale Optics UK, Ross London, Samyang/Rokinon, Schneider‑Kreuznach, Servicevision, Sigma, SLR Magic, Sony, Spirit Lab, Tokina, Tribe 7, True Lens Services, uniQoptics, Van Diemen Optics, Vantage, Vazen, Veydra, Viltrox, Whitepoint Optics, Xeen, Xelmus, Zeiss, ZeroOptik, Zunow

What's new in iOS version 5.4

Database wrapped on
13-02 2024

Specifications include*
Some data can only be found in Lenser exclusively as a result of research done by the developers.
*not all data available for all lenses
When using the app tap the in the lower right corner of the start page to find How-to.

Quick Look

To search for an individual lens or a set of lenses tap the 'Search' button or 'Quick Look' icon on the start page
On the Quick Look page set or pick any search parameter.

Example: to find Cooke prime lenses with a Focal Length of 18mm weighing less than 2kg:

  • quick pick 'Cooke' for Brand
  • quick pick 'prime' for Type
  • type '18' for Focal Length
  • select 'less than' for Weight
  • type '2' for 'kg' (or use the Quick Picker to switch to lbs)
  • tap 'Go Look!'
You may use the Sensors/Formats Picker to enter a diameter value in the 'Covers' field.

If some lenses do not show up as expected check the Mounts filter for excluded mount types.

Tap the button in the upper right corner to clear all search fields.

Focal Length 'around' search

To search for lenses around a given focal length
On the Quick Look page set the Focal Length picker to 'around' and enter a value.

This will give you (where available) 3 focal lengths below and above your search parameter (including).

Sensors/Formats Picker

Sensors/Formats Picker can assist you to pick the image diameter of a camera sensor in any available Sensor Mode / Aspect Ratio combination.
  • while on the Quick Look Page tap the Sensors/Formats button
  • pick a Camera
  • pick a Sensor Mode (only available modes are displayed)
  • pick an Aspect Ratio (only available ratios are displayed)
  • pick Tolerance (optional).
    Image diameter will be reduced by Tolerance percentage.
  • Tap 'Enter' to return to Quick Look Page
  • Image diameter is now entered in the Covers field
Tap 'Go Look!' to start the search.

Hero Glasses (Favorites)

You can store your favorite glasses in a list for easy access.
This feature requires iCloud sign-in.
  • swipe left on a displayed lens
  • tap to store the lens as a Hero Glass

The lens is now placed in the favorites list.

While on the Main Page tap the button in the lower left corner to access stored favorites.
Swipe left and tap 'Remove' to exclude from the list.


You can compare lenses with a swipe.
  • swipe left on a listed lens to reveal the 'Compare' button and tap it
  • the lens to be compared is now displayed on the Compare Page
  • repeat as needed to include other lenses
  • tap the ✖ at the bottom of the data column to exclude
  • or tap the ✖ in the first column to clear all

Copy & Paste

Tap 'Copy' where displayed to copy data of an individual lens, lens set, search result or a compare list.

While on the Copy Page include/exclude lens data fields to copy.

Paste into your favorite messaging or word processing app to share.

LENSER Test Board

A simple, but pretty (handy) lens test board.

To access the Test Board tap the in the lower right corner of the start page then tap 'Go to Lens Test Board'

  • rotate your device to landscape for fullscreen test board
  • tap fields to enter data or use NEW 'Pick Lens' to fetch lens data (see below)
  • rotate back to portrait to reveal the menu
  • clear date field to auto enter current date
  • tap 'Copy' to copy all fields to clipboard
To pick lens data
  • while on the Set Page: open context menu (left swipe on iOS) for the lens you want to pick and tap 'Add to Test Board'
  • lens name, focal length and an initial T-stop value will be copied to the Test Board
  • fill out or edit fields as needed
Your changes will be saved when you leave Test Board.


BSC 2024 Update

iOS Version 5.4

Database updates:

We welcome Blazar in Lenser with their Remus 1.5x Anamorphic & Great Joy 1.8x Anamorphic lens sets added

We welcome Viltrox with their Epic Series anamorphic set

2023 October Update

iOS Version 5.3

Database updates:

2023 Q3 Update

iOS Version 5.2

Database updates:

2023 Q2 Update

iOS Version 5.01

Database updates:

2023 Q1 Update

iOS Version 4.97

Database updates:

2022 Q1 Update

iOS Version 4.96

Database updates:

2021 Q1 Update

iOS Version 4.95 & Android 29

Database updates

Lenser welcomes Allstar:

Minor tweaks & UI updates

2020 Q3

iOS Version 4.7 & Android 28

New Feature

Complying with a user's feature request: 'Add to Test Board’ function is now available from the lens context menu (swipe left on a lens in the set) to send lens info directly to the Test Board.
Thank you! We are listening.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Fixed a bug that incorrectly displayed the Siemens Star on some devices while in landscape mode.

Database updates

Lenser welcomes: Arriflex/Zeiss High Speed names updated for clarity: Sets and individual lenses added:

2020 Q1 (BSC '20) Update

iOS Version 4.6 & Android 26

Database updates

Feature update

IBC 2019 Update

iOS Version 4.5 & Android 25

Database updates:

Major Database Update '19 - More than 100 new lenses added

iOS Version 4.0 and Android Version 22

Database updates:

New Manufacturers:

Sensors/Formats Update:

UI Update:

Version 3.61 on iOS / Version 21 on Android - Major Database Update (BSC '19)

More than 100 new lenses added

Database updates:

New Manufacturers:

JDC X-Tal Express Anamorphic set added.

We welcome Meike and the first ambassador of their Mini Cine Prime set - the 25mm MFT lens.

Version 3.5 on iOS / Version 20 on Android (Compatibility Update)
Database & UI Update

Database updates:

UI updates:

Version 3.4 on iOS / Version 18 on Android - Database & UI Update

Database updates:

UI updates:

Version 3.3 - NAB '18 Update

Updated lens database

Version 3.2 & Version 3.2.1- LENSER Test Board added

Say hello to LENSER Test Board, a pretty (handy) tool to assist you during your tedious lens testing sessions.

Tap on the to access Lens Test Board from the start page.

Minor database updates and bug fixes

There's always something to refine.

Version 3.1 - Database Update and Bug Fix

Updated lens database

Bug fixes

Version 3.0 - Major Revamp

Updated lens database

Custom designed database engine

Lenser is now running on a new, custom designed database engine that allows:

Sensors / Format Picker

Search UI is now completely redesigned and includes a Sensors / Format Picker to assist you finding sensor sizes by:

Hero Glasses Feature

Store your favorite glasses for quicker access (iCloud sign-in required)

Supercharged Compare function

Compare as many lenses as you want side-by-side then Copy to share

Customizable Copy

Include / exclude fields when copying to share.

Database update & scrolling speed tuning
version 2.6 on iOS

Scrolling is now faster and smoother

Database updates:

- Varotal 18-100 specs updated
- Varotal 20-100 specs updated
- Varopanchro 20-60 specs updated
- Varopanchro 10-30 specs updated
- Cinetal 25-250mm Mark III T3.7 specs updated
- Cine Varotal 25-250mm Mark II T3.9 specs updated

Many thanks to Keslow Camera for the specs.

- Prime DNA set added
- 65mm format lens specs updated

- M 0.8 lens set added - M mount!

- T series - ALZ10 added

IBC 2017 Update
version 2.2 on iOS
version 1.7 on Android

Our biggest update yet.

1. Lens sets are now marked as 65+, Vista Vision (VV), Full Frame (FF) accordingly

2. Image Diameter is now displayed alonside of T-Stop for each lens in set view as well

3. Lomo-Illumina:
- name changed
- Illumina S35 Mk I set added
- Illumina S35 Mk III set added

4. Tokina:
- ATX removed from set names
- 18mm Vista Cinema Prime lens added
- updated specs for Vista Cinema 16-28 Mk II Zoom

5. Angenieux: Optimo Ultra 12x zooms added

6. Arri: Prime 65S 114m front diameter added

7. Gecko-Cam:
- manufacturer added
- Genesis G35 set added

8. Following lenses are now filed under Zeiss (based on the feedback from Zeiss):
- Compact Prime CP.2
- Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed
- Compact prime CP.3
- Compact Prime CP.3 XD
- Lightweight Zooms (LWZ.1, LWZ.3 and LWZ.3)

9. Cinescope Leica-R Rehoused: lens set added

10. Panavision: Primo 70 notes added

11. Schneider-Kreuznach: Xenon FF Cine-Tilt Prime: E mount lens set added

12. Cooke: links and datasheets updated

13. Sigma:
- High Speed Zoom line specs updated
- Sigma FF Zoom Line specs updated

14. Quick Look Search: 'Type' now includes 'vista vision' option

15. Minor tweaks and specs updates

Version 2.1 on iOS on Aug-19-2017

1. Database updated (we appreciate the feedback on Cooke lens data)
2. Minor tweaks

Version 2.0 on iOS, 1.4 on Android on May-11-2017
NAB Update (cont’d):
1. Tokina Cinema ATX 25mm lens added
2. ARRI/Zeiss CP.3 set added
3. ARRI/Zeiss CP.3 XD set added
4. Sigma FF:
- 14mm & 135mm lenses added
- set specs updated
5. Atlas Lens Co. manufacturer and Orion Series set added
6. Celere 18.5mm lens added

User requested feature added
Complying with a user request small icons are now added to lens sets to quickly identify Anamorphic [ANA] and Vintage [VNTG] lens sets.

Version 1.9 on April-24-2017
Easter Package:
1. Leica Thalia set added
2. SLR Magic Anamorphot set added

NAB Announcements:
1. Angenieux Optimo Style 48-130 T3.0 lens added
2. Cooke S7/i set added
3. Cooke 45-450 specs updated

Version 1.8 on March-30-2017
1. Arri CamTec Vintage Ultra Prime set added
2. Canon FD P+S set added
3. Cooke Speed Panchro P+S set updated
4. Lomo Standard Speeds PL set added
5. Leica-R P+S: sets added
6. Schneider Cinegon P+S Rehoused set added
7. Schneider Cine-Xenar P+S Rehoused set added
8. Speed Panchro P+S Rehoused updated

Version 1.7 on Feb-22-2017

- Manufacturer added (we apologize for the oversight)
- Oppcam-Zeiss Macro set added
- Oppcam-Nikkor 8mm lens added

Canon K-35 TLS updated:
- 18mm Slow added
- some lens data updated

Canon K-35 P+S set added

True Lens Services:
- Petzval Prime set added
- Titan Zooms set Morpheus 80-200 added
- Titan Zooms set Aurora 24-70 added

- P+S Cine Prominar set added

- Anamorphic/i SF set added

Version 1.5 on Dec-15-2016
1. Database updated with Canon CN-E Cinema Zoom set.
2. Housekeeping.

Version 1.4 on Nov-17-2016
1. Lens data updated:
- Panavision T Series
- Panavision Primo 70

2. Lenses and lens sets added:
- Canon 50-1000mm lens
- ARRI Prime 65 S set
Version 1.3 on 11-7-16
With update 1.3 Lenser reached the '1000 Lenses' milestone!
1. Database updated with Bokkeh Optics lenses.
2. Minor tweaks.
Version 1.2.1 on 10-19-16
1. Squashed a resilient bug that crawled out from under the wheel of a dolly.
2. Minor database fixes.
Version 1.2 on 10-10-16
1. Database updated with:

2. Now you can search for Focal Length while also searching for T-Stop, Close Focus, Weight, Length, AOV, Squeeze at the same time.
Eg.: Cooke primes with a Focal Length of 18mm weighing less than 2kg.

3. Search for '65+' lenses faster with the updated Type Quick Picker.

4. Exterminated a bug that caused invalid search results to appear in rare cases.

Version 1.1 on 09-21-16
1. Database updated with new lenses and accessories.
2. Fixed a minor issue where entering a smiley for keyword crashed the app. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Version 1.0.6 on 09-14-16
1. Database updated with the following lens sets: 2. Search for 'full frame' lenses faster with the updated Type Quick Picker.
Screenshots iOS
LENSER Screenshot - Main Page
Main Page
LENSER Screenshot - The Quick Look
The Quick Look Page
LENSER Screenshot - Search Results
Search Results
LENSER Screenshot - Drilldown - Lens
Drill down to an individual lens
LENSER Screenshot - Sensors/Formats
LENSER Screenshot - Compare or Add to Test Board
Swipe to Compare / Add to Test Board or Add to Favorites
LENSER Screenshot - Compare
Unlimited Compare
LENSER Screenshot - Copy
Copy to Share or include in your next PO
LENSER Screenshot - Lenser Test Board Landscape Mode
Lenser Test Board - Landscape Mode
These images (and more) can be downloaded in the MEDIA ROOM
Information provided by manufacturers is subject to change without notice.
Some data is unavailable from manufacturers. This might affect search results.
Developers are in no way affiliated with the manufacturers of the products listed in this app.
All data are collected from publicly available/legally requested sources.
Before you commit to buy or rent it is strongly recommended to refer to the manufacturers' specifications. Links to such data in LENSER is provided as a convenience only. It does not invalidate the necessity of a thorough investigation.

The Illustrated Lenses feature requires internet connection that can be turned off in your phone's settings.
This app does not collect personal data or transfer personal data off your device.
Online datafiles might be accessed to provide the most up-to-date database. This can be turned off in your phone's settings.

Comments, suggestions or want to contribute?
Contact us at info@lenserapp.com
We appreciate your feedback and input.

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