Tribe7 was founded as a collaboration between Artist and Academy Award nominated cinematographer Bradford Young, ASC & Neil Fanthom, Former Strategy & Technology Executive at ARRI.
The BLACKWING7 large format lenses will be available in a choice of 3 looks:
- S: Medium Focus Roll-Off, Medium Flare
- T: Heavy Focus Roll-Off, Medium Flare
- X: Heaviest Focus Roll-Off, High Flare
The lenses are all T1.9 and come in the following focal lengths:
You can clearly see where the BLACKWING7 name came from when you look at the focal lengths that are available. All the lenses have a 14 blade circular iris.
The lenses cover Super35 and Full Frame formats, and all the lenses, except the 27mm, will illuminate the 65mm format.
From the above images the lenses certainly look to have a lot of interesting characteristics. They have been designed with a a vintage look and to produce a fair amount of flare, spherical aberration, and halation.
It is very interesting that the lenses can be tuned to your liking. I like this concept so you can order the lens to your specific taste.
Price & Availability
The lenses will retail for between $10,000 – $12,700 USD each. Tribe 7 will offer custom lens tuning on request.
You need to contact Tribe7 directly for orders.