Vantage Film showed 5 Hawk Anamorphic Zoom Lenses at Cinec last month:
2x Anamorphic Zooms
Hawk V-Plus 2x Squeeze Front Anamorphic Zooms
- V-Plus 45-90 mm T 2.8 – T 16
- V-Plus 80-180 mm T 2.8 – T 16
The new Hawk Front Anamorphic Zoom Lenses put the anamorphic elements in front of the spherical ones. The resulting image displays all the anamorphic blur, shallow depth of field, elliptical highlights, streaks and flares, geometric curvature and barrel distortion, and distinct planes of focus familiar to the look of traditional anamorphic primes.
1.3x Anamorphic Zooms
Hawk V-Plus 1.3x Squeeze Front Anamorphic Zooms
- V-Plus 2:1 30-60 mm T 2.8 – T 16
- V-Plus 2:1 45-90 mm T 2.8 – T 16
- V-Plus 2:1 80-180 mm T 2.8 – T 16
Hawk 1.3x Anamorphic Lenses are used for viewing a 2.40:1 aspect ratio image from a 16:9 original. By squeezing 1.30x, the image fills almost the the entire sensor area of a 16:9 digital camera or 3-perf film camera.
By the way, you can also use 1.3x Anamorphics on a 4:3 negative or sensor and stretch the image to 1:78 (16:9). For 2.40:1 from 16:9 or 16:9 from 4:3, Hawk 1.3x Anamorphics cover 33% more sensor/negative area than standard spherical lenses.
Bokehs from the 1.3x Hawk Anamorphics will be slightly less egg-shaped than classic 2x anamorphics.
Hawk Anamorphic Zooms
The Five Hawk Anamorphic Zooms all open to T2.8.
Traditional rear anamorphic zooms typically sacrifice one stop of light loss. The Hawk design does not lose any light, which is why they are considered fast for an anamorphic zoom.
They all focus quite close: the 45-90 focuses to 2’6″, the 80-180 focuses to 3’3″, and the 30-60 goes down to 2′.
To build smaller anamorphic zooms, Vantage designed and created every element–these are not conversions of existing lenses. And they match Vantage’s huge line of Hawk primes.