Diopters Gen2 Series

These high quality close-up lenses require absolutely no exposure compensation. Our Diopters Gen2 are protected by a unique assembly technique that ensures excellent structural integrity and consistent long-term performance even in demanding production environments. They are also comparatively lightweight and thin.

What's new about the Diopter Gen2? They are designed with a better anti-reflective coating, higher transmission and they are more durable.

Diopters Gen2

  • 138 mm drop-in mount
  • Can be used in MATTE BOXES
  • Broadband coating
  • No exposure compensation required
  • Strength: +1/4, +1/2, +1, +2, +3 

Before and after shots


Without Diopter Gen2 (focus on foreground)

Without Diopter Gen2 (focus on background)

With Diopter Split Gen2 (focus on fore- and background)

Check our Diopter Gen2 series


Diopter Full Gen2

Our Diopter Full Gen2 are close-up lens attachments that reduce the near focus distance. The higher the strength, the shorter the focusing distance (MOD). The strength is given as reciprocal of focal length in meters. This means a +1 Diopter brings the plane of focus to 1 meter. Diopter shorten the focal length of the optical system.

Using our Diopter Full Gen2 filters macro images can be taken without using a special macro lens. By increasing the magnification while the field of view decreases but keeping the depth of field. These filters are popular to reduce the MOD of vintage lenses. Especially anamorphic lenses and zooms. They provide various effects for storytelling, from a miniaturized look on a wild field lens with a large aperture to very close-up images showing small details on small objects when used with a long focal length.

Diopter Split Gen2

Our Diopter Split Gen2 are standard diopter elements that are precisely cut into two halves and mounted in rings. They create an image with two planes of focus instead of one. With the help of our Diopters Split Gen2 filters you get a sharp image of both the foreground taken through the diopter) and the background (taken through the uncovered half of your camera‘s lens).

They highlight the relationship of the main subject to an object in the background without reducing the aperture. They are ideal for shooting in the dark or indoors when it is difficult to get more light. The splitscreen effect is also popular for storytelling, to draw the viewer‘s attention to an object in the background while the main scene remains unchanged in the foreground. These diopter filters are ideal for unconsciously evoking a certain mood in the viewer.


Diopter Full Gen2110131868-170238138MM DIOPTER FULL +1/4 GEN2
Diopter Full Gen2110000268-170538138MM DIOPTER FULL +1/2 GEN2
Diopter Full Gen2110000468-171038138MM DIOPTER FULL +1 GEN2
Diopter Full Gen2110000768-172038138MM DIOPTER FULL +2 GEN2
Diopter Full Gen2110000968-173038138MM DIOPTER FULL +3 GEN2
Diopter Split Gen2110131968-175238138MM DIOPTER SPLIT +1/4 GEN2
Diopter Split Gen2110001068-175538138MM DIOPTER SPLIT +1/2 GEN2
Diopter Split Gen2110001168-171538138MM DIOPTER SPLIT +1 GEN2
Diopter Split Gen2110001268-172538138MM DIOPTER SPLIT +2 GEN2
Diopter Split Gen2110001368-173538138MM DIOPTER SPLIT +3 GEN2

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