Tag Archives: Vantage

Big News: Hawk 65 Lenses

Hawk65FDT

Vantage Film announced three new sets of lenses for 65mm format. Hawk65 Anamorphic Hawk65 Anamorphic Vintage’74 Hawk65 MAX for Imax They have all been designed from scratch for 65mm digital sensors. Of course, they will also cover any other format between 35mm – 65mm. Hawk65 Anamorphic includes prime lenses from 35 mm to 250 mm and front anamorphic zooms. Hawk65 Anamorphic Vintage… read more…

Tags: , ,

Vantage Expands

location_weiden2014

Vantage, the worldwide camera equipment rental house — as well as designer and manufacturer of Hawk Anamorphic Lenses — is growing rapidly. They are simultaneously expanding their Prague, Paris, and Berlin branches, as well as headquarters in Weiden.  Each expansion will add much needed space for current and future growth,  providing customers with even more spacious, state-of-the-art camera check-out areas and facilities. We… read more…

Tags: , ,

Vantage PSU-3X HD Digital Video Assist

PSU3x-FDTimes

Vantage Film’s new PSU-3X records video streams from as many as 4 cameras at once. It can play back 2 separate takes while simultaneously displaying all 4 cameras on its high quality touch-screen. Simultaneous recording and playback saves time and money, whether you’re shooting with a single camera or multiple ones. read more…

Tags: , , ,

Vantage One T1 Spherical Primes

VantageOne-fdtimes

The Hawk guys are at Camerimage introducing an eye-popping set of new spherical T1 prime lenses called Vantage One. T1! There are nine Vantage One  lenses in the set: 17.5, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 90 and 120 mm, all T1, and all close-focusing. “It’s the result of our experience over the past 20 years building Hawk anamorphics, and… read more…

Tags: ,

Vintage Vantage Anamorphic

DSC_0018

We’ve heard much about anamorphic and vintage lenses lately. Why not combine both? HAWK VINTAGE´74 Anamorphic 2x lenses were shown at Cinec a few weeks ago. The set currently includes V-Lite 28, 35, 45, 55 ,65, 80, 110, and 140 mm — with more to come. The new Hawk Vintage ’74 lenses provide the lower contrast, chromatic characteristics and flares… read more…

Tags: , ,

Vantage Invests € 7 Million in R&D

FDTimes-IMG_4754

Vantage Film announced that they are investing € 7 Million in development of new lenses and tools. This represents the largest expansion in the company’s 20 year history. Owners Peter Martin and Wolfgang Baumler confirmed today that Vantage Film’s latest investment will allow the company to expand its capacity in research, development, design, production, manufacturing and distribution of their Hawk motion picture… read more…

Tags: , ,

Visiting Vantage Film

N12_8758Vantage

[nggallery id=12] In the middle ages, the “Golden Street” was a major road between Paris and Prague, by way of Nurnberg. One of the major stops was Weiden–home of Vantage Film. That’s apt, since Vantage has offices in Prague and Paris, with headquarters in Weiden–about 2 hours north of Munich, 2 hours west of Prague, 3 hours south of Berlin…. read more…

Tags:

35mm 4-perf Film Anamorphic 1.3x 16:9

IMG_2970-Vantage-Gonon-K5600-Paris-fdtimes

Sebastien Gonon reports from Paris about shooting a major campaign of shampoo commercials on 35mm film (Kodak Vision3) with ARRI 435 cameras using anamorphic lenses (Hawk V-Lite 1.3x squeeze). Vantage Paris supplied the camera and lens package.  The concept was atmosphere and mood: girl walking, meeting a guy, a hug, beauty, Paris. To help define the look, agency, client and… read more…

Tags: , , , ,

Hawk Anamorphic 45-90mm T2.8

Vantage Film, the designer and manufacturer of Hawk Lenses, premiered their lightweight, compact Hawk Anamorphic 45-90mm T2.8 zoom lens at Cine Gear Expo. It will be available in both 2x and 1.3x squeeze (2x for 4:3 and 4-perf image areas; and 1.3x for 16:9 and 3-perf image areas). The anamorphic element is in front. The zoom lens weighs a mere… read more…

Tags: , , ,