Anamorphic Hawk V-Lite lenses have become the standard of the Film and advertising industry. They are light and offer great image quality. These lenses have achieved improvements such as increased definition and contrast. The focus scale has also been improved in this new series.
Focal Range of the set: 20mm | 140mm
Aperture: T2.2 - T16 | S3.5 - s22
Anamorphic factor: 2x
Front diameter: 142mm | 120mm | 104mm
Sensor Coverage: 21.20 x 17.74 mm (27.64 mm diagonal)
The Hawk V-Lite anamorphic lenses have been built smaller than their predecessors, without sacrificing image quality, they have become the industry standard for anamorphic lenses.
The set of anamorphic lenses is made up of ten focal lengths ranging from 20mm to 140mm with weights ranging from 1.9 to 2.7kg. They cover27.64 mm diagonal sensors.
The manufacturing process was carried out with the purpose of increasing definition and contrast. Also minimizing distortion. Vantage created them with the principle of telecentricity or telecentric design, which causes light rays to stay very close to each other and parallel to the optical axis, keeping a constant size and perspective.
With anamorphic Hawk V-Lite lenses, there is no loss of light during focusing. The minimum focus distance is 1 meter, constant throughout the set, except for the 28mm lens, with a minimum focus distance of 0.8m.
The gears of all the rings have been reduced in size for a smooth and continuous focus.
The anamorphic elements of these lenses are located in the center of the lens, making it more resistant to flares. These flares are less noticeable. It has an anamorphic factor of 2x, which unlike the Hawk V-Lite 1.3x, can use almost the full 35mm image area on both film and digital.
They have a PL mount designed to avoid internal reflections.
These are the front diameters for the different lenses:
142mm: Hawk V-Lite 28mm
120mm: Hawk V-Lite 35mm and 45mm
104mm: Hawk V-Lite 55mm, 65mm, 80mm, 110mm, and 140mm.
The weight of these lenses ranges from 2kg to 2.9kg, making it one of the lightest anamorphic lens sets in the film industry.
These are the different horizontal angular fields of view of this set: