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Half a Million Dollars in Leica Movie Lenses Stolen from LA Film Set

A late-breaking holiday shopping tip: If someone offers you a screamingly good deal on a Leica Summilux-C movie lens, be very suspicious. That’s because there’s currently $ 500,000 worth of that primo glass floating around the black market that was stolen off the set of a Los Angeles film shoot.

The theft happened this last Sunday, December 1st, when a total of eight extremely expensive lenses belonging to CPT Rental of Long Island City, NY disappeared from the shoot.

The Summilux-C, introduced in 2011, is Leica’s premiere line of prime lenses for video/movie cameras, favored by cinematographers for their minimal distortion, wide apertures and yummy bokeh.

They’re available in focal lengths of 16, 18, 21, 25, 29, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75 and 100mm and have been produced in limited — and very expensive — quantities. Which is why most are used via rental services, at rates of around $ 300 a day.

Both the LAPD and the FBI have been contacted and are investigating, while CPT is doing its part to recover the stolen glass by distributing fliers among film industry contacts describing the theft and listing the serial numbers of the hot lenses.

(via La Vida Leica!)

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