Optical Origins

Formed by a small team of cinematographers and filmmakers, we love unusual and unique optics and before opening the engineering department, Full Frame Camera Co. originally began with boutique lens hire. Our modest but rare selection wasn’t likely to be found anywhere else.

Whilst the brand turned a corner and we now focus our efforts on manufacturing, we’re still proud to be home to the only set of IronGlass MKII lenses in the UK.

What do filmmaking and engineering have in common?

Creativity & Problem Solving

We couldn’t find suitable solutions to the problems we faced as filmmakers. So we decided to do something about it.

We design and manufacture all of our products on site at our workshop in Manchester, UK, before using and abusing them ourselves on film shoots all over the world.

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Best known for our battery plates, our products power film shoots in over 40 countries worldwide.

We’re only a small team and it’s not easy making great gear. Hearing how much our customers value our products keeps us motivated, though it’s not the only thing that keeps us going… time to put the kettle on.

Join our happy customers club and help fund the custard creams – head over to our store to browse, or search our resellers dotted around the globe for local sales.