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TRIBE7 BLACKWING7 PRIME LENSES

Focal Length
Aperture
Close Focus
Front Diameter
Weight
20.7mm
T1.9
7.5"
104mm
3.2 lbs.
27mm
T1.9
13.5"
104mm
3.6 lbs.
37mm
T1.9
18.5"
104mm
3.4 lbs.
47mm
T1.9
18.5"
104mm
3.2 lbs.
57mm
T1.9
18"
104mm
3.5 lbs.
77mm
T1.9
2'2"
104mm
3.0 lbs.
107mm
T1.9
2'4"
104mm
3.2 lbs.
137mm
T1.9
3'1"
104mm
3.2 lbs.

Six lens minimum

The Blackwing7 Tribe7 lenses are a unique offering in the cinema lens world. Multiple versions are offered by the company where the lenses have been de-tuned specifically to emphasize specific attributes and imperfections in the lens. The result is a choice between multiple lens tunings, each with their own unique, vintage-style character. All Tribe7 lenses cover full frame / large format cameras.

Our Tribe7's feature "B-tuned" or "Bespoke" tuning, which  is a combination of S-tuned multi-coated optics & X-tuned edge uncoating. See the Blackwing7 tuning overview below for a more complete description of the various tuning options available with this versatile lenses.

Available to rent in Portland and Seattle.

BLACKWING7 Tuning Overview

Every BLACKWING7 lens is hand-built in Germany in cooperation with a long-established and well-respected optical manufacturing firm. A proprietary production tuning process allows the optical performance of each lens in the range to be uniquely configured—tuned or toned— to their owner’s wishes and creative style. Three pre-set tonalities are available:

 

S STRAIGHT (Standard)

S-tuned BLACKWING7 lenses have a profile founded on lens designs from the first half of the 20th Century, such as the 1936 Kodak EKTAR 45 mm f/2, and the 1950 Wray UNILITE 50 mm f/2. Lenses have a simple one-layer coating and a smooth roll-off to their sharpness characteristic.

 

T TRANSIENT (Middle)

T-tuned BLACKWING7 lenses have a profile which further softens the roll-off to the edge of the frame, and provides increased edge detail halation. T lenses are designed to capture a slightly softer, artistic image, with a higher degree of light reactivity and flaring characteristics are harder and more prominent than with the S-tuned version.

 

X EXPRESSIVE (Extreme)

X-tuned BLACKWING7 lenses exaggerate the image roll-off to the edge of the frame, to the point where only low frequency performance is evident in the outer thirds of the frame. X-tuned optics have further exaggerated edge detail halation and a minor degree of spherical aberration and focal plane curvature, which exaggerates the effect of shallow depth of field. X-tuned lenses are designed for filmmakers who light aggressively and expect their lenses to offer luminous characteristics, especially with  hard lighting.

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