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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

T1 Anamoprhic Lenses Announced From Hawk

Hawk probably isn't a name most people think of when it comes to lenses, especially outside of the EU. However they have been around for 20 years making all sorts of quaility cine lenses. Now they have pretty much gone and out done every one with a set of Anamorphic T1 ( as in F1.0 ) super speed primes. Its an impressive set of  glass : 17.5, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 90, 120 mm all at an amazing T1.0 speed. They offer very nice optical performance down to about T1.4 and then get a little more wild looking at T1.0 because of the super thin DoF. Price ? well none and I think you know if you have to ask... they aren't for you. Rental item for sure. Of course my wondering.. why not also a set of non-anamorphic super speed glass because that would be a real crowd pleaser. Who knows... probably with all the other lens makers they wouldn't of stood out enough to going anamorphic put them into a spot in the market that isn't occupied. Looks like a winner for those wanting to shoot in the format.