Keslow Camera has received the new 120mm Vantage One T1 spherical prime lens. This is the ninth focal length in the Vantage One wide aperture set, available for rental.
- Focal Length: 120mm
- Aperture: T1.0
- Close Focus: 2’6″
- Front Diameter: 156mm
- Weight: 8.4 lb
The Vantage One set now consists of: 17.5, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 90 and 120 mm, all T1, and all close-focusing.
When first introduced at Micro Salon 2013 in Paris, Peter Martin described these lenses as having “multiple personalities.” From T2 to T11, Vantage Ones have a look similar to most modern lenses. At T1.4, the look takes on a “more forgiving” and interesting quality. Wide open, at T1, Vantage One lenses open up a whole new world of extremely shallow depth of field, with a gentle, subtle, silky creaminess. Maybe a good way to describe the look is to remember the original Leica Noctilux 50 mm T1 still lens circa 1976. Daniel Pearl, ASC described “the very shallow depth of field as a unique look with the very selective focus at T1.”
Vantage One lenses are among the smallest cine lenses available. They are lightweight, close-focusing and have familiar, durable Vantage mechanics, with witness marks on the same plane as the scales for parallax-free focus-pulling.
They are almost telecentric. There’s a long distance from the rear element to the sensor, so light rays are almost parallel. This results in less color fringing and extremely even field illumination (no shading) to the corners of the frame.
|Focal Length||Stop||Minimum Object Distance||Angle of View||Weight||Front Diam.||Length|
|17.5 mm||T 1||0.25 m||10″||71.5°||1.9 kg||4.2 lb||110 mm||152 mm|
|21 mm||T 1||0.25 m||10″||62.2°||1.8 kg||4.0 lb||110 mm||142 mm|
|25 mm||T 1||0.25 m||10″||53.6°||1.6 kg||3.5 lb||110 mm||124 mm|
|32 mm||T 1||0.25 m||10″||43.5°||1.5 kg||3.3 lb||110 mm||126 mm|
|40 mm||T 1||0.34 m||1′ 2″||34.9°||1.5 kg||3.3 lb||110 mm||126 mm|
|50 mm||T 1||0.34 m||1′ 2″||28°||1.6 kg||3.5 lb||110 mm||124 mm|
|65 mm||T 1||0.34 m||1′ 2″||21.5°||1.6 kg||3.5 lb||110 mm||124 mm|
|90 mm||T 1||0.5 m||1′ 8″||17.2°||2.0 kg||4.4 lb||128 mm||142 mm|
|120 mm||T 1||0.75 m||2′ 6″||11.9°||3.8 kg||8.4 lb||156 mm||174 mm|