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Tribe7 BLACKWING7 "Transient" T-Tuned Full Frame Prime Lenses

Set Options

9 Lens Set 20.7mm, 23.7mm, 27mm, 37mm, 47mm, 57mm, 77mm, 107mm, 137mm

BLACKWING7 lenses from TRIBE7 represent an entirely new range of tuned optics for contemporary film makers to use within their creative story telling.

TRIBE7 is a new company setup in partnership between Bradford Young ASC and Neil Fanthom formerly ARRI’s Director of Technology behind the DNA series of lenses for Alexa 65.

BLACKWING7 optics exhibit unique imaging properties which arise from the introduction of controlled distortion during the development and manufacturing processes. This distortion is modular and allows a level of tuneability over key parameters which shape many creative characteristics of the lenses.

Many of the design cues for BLACKWING7 primes originate in optics manufactured during the 1930 - 1960s, but the real inspiration behind the lenses lies in the evolutionary nature of experimental music and audio synthesis, and the process of creating distortion through sound amplification.

The image produced by a BLACKWING7 lens can be described as having a musical fidelity to it; with each focal length having an underlying level of distortion which can be controlled to produce strong artistic resonances including unique flaring characteristics.


T-tune BLACKWING7 primes are very much the workhorse lenses in the BLACKWING7 range. They have a tuning profile which further exaggerates contrast roll-off to the edge of the frame and provides increased edge halation. T lenses have a unique personality and are signed to render a slightly softer, more artistic image, with a higher degree of light reactivity and more vibrant flaring characteristic due to the use of vintage-style single-coated optics.

Tuning Details

  • 27mm

  • 37mm

  • 47mm

  • 57mm

  • 77mm

  • 107mm

  • 137mm


The 27-T has the highest central sharpness of all BLACKWING7 T-variants, with good rectilinear imaging, subtle halation, low breathing and good field illumination across the frame.

The 37-T has a large image circle, suitable for 65mm format capture, has good central contrast and the strongest pupil flare characteristic of all the BLACKWING7 T-tuned lenses. The overall look of the 37-T is unique within the BLACKWING7 range.

The 47-T has softer halation properties than the 57-T, with more controlled flare and shallower roll-off across the frame. The 47-T is the workhorse BLACKWING7 focal length for large format 35mm capture.

The 57-T has a high level of edge halation wide open, and a smooth, soft image with a creamy overall look as the lens is stopped down. The 57-T has a vibrant lenticular flare characteristic similar to the 37-T, and is a hero focal length for 65mm format capture.

The 77-T offers beautiful, almost painterly imaging qualities. The lens has low contrast and is creamy-smooth wide open, with a subtle level of edge halation, and accentuated roll-off.

The 107-T has relatively modest sharpness for a telephoto focal length — allowing flattering portraiture whilst still retaining good micro-contrast to render distant fine textures accurately. The lens has smooth halation at high contrast edges and a creamy bokeh.

The 137-T has characteristics like the 107-T BLACKWING7 prime, with good flare control and slightly higher contrast. Though well and truly a telephoto focal length, wide open the lens has a subtle softness and retains the BLACKWING7 vintage “look”.



10 LP/MM


20 LP/MM

20 LP/MM

Lens Specs

Aperture Minimum Marked Object Distance (Feet) Length (mm) Front Diameter (mm) Weight (kgs) Mount Type
20.7mm T1.9 8.5" 117mm 104mm 1.73kg PL
23.7mm T1.9 10.3" 117mm 104mm 1.53kg PL
27mm T1.9 14" 117mm 104mm 1.53kg PL
37mm T1.9 18" 117mm 104mm 1.48kg PL
47mm T1.9 19" 117mm 104mm 1.45kg PL
57mm T1.9 19.5" 117mm 104mm 1.41kg PL
77mm T1.8 2'2" 117mm 104mm 1.26kg PL
107mm T1.8 2'5" 117mm 104mm 1.42kg PL
137mm T2 3'4" 117mm 104mm 1.45kg PL


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