Optics

Primo Artiste

The Primo Artiste lenses are a full series of T/1.8 prime lenses, making them one of the fastest optics available for large-format cinematography. The Artiste series is an evolutionary step in design, becoming the second series from Panavision to include a fully internalized motor and complete metadata compatibility. The essence of the Artiste concept is an innovative configuration that takes advantage of the aesthetic flexibility available within large-format digital sensors, with the resulting look evoking a quality reminiscent of vintage optics.

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Ultra Panatar

Panavision Ultra Panatar lenses captures a soft, glamorous, classic-looking image with a 1.3x anamorphic squeeze ratio. Panavision utilizes technology that focuses the lenses with cylindrical components, accentuating the anamorphic look much more than an anamorphic lens with spherical mechanisms. Panavision manipulated the elliptical bokeh on this beloved lens to look like a higher compression ratio lens.

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Ultra Vista

The new Panavision Ultra Vista lens covers the full frame of current 8K sensors with a 1.65x squeeze, offering a true 4K image area on all large format sensor cameras. The resulting images are similar to an Ultra Panavision 70 1.3x squeeze look – maintaining traditional flares, vertical bias, and the organic nature associated with anamorphic photography. Ultra Vista evokes similar characteristics to the C series anamorphics with images that are not too sharp and have a nice transition between details, offering a pleasing fall-off between foreground and background.

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H Series

Evoking a classic portrait look, the H Series offers rounded, soft roll-off between the foreground and background. The H series lenses are reminiscent of the photographic techniques of the 20th century, producing a pleasing skin tone quality and a layer of depth that gives the portraits and scenes a three-dimensional quality. The true vintage glass offers slightly elevated blacks for softer contrast. Adding to its innovative traits are the smooth edge transitions, allowing subjects to be naturally placed within the depth of the image.

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Panaspeed

The Panaspeed lens series is a high speed, large-format companion to the Primo-L series of optics. Sharing many of the same traits – such as excellent veiling glare resistance, a blend of technical aberration correction, and the introduction of artistic nuances in the form of select aberration inclusion – the Panaspeeds also incorporate improved features including no blue line, better close focus, anti-breathing control, faster aperture, and greater field illumination. At T/1.4, these lenses are the fastest optics available for large-format cinematography.

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Primo X

Primo X is the first fully internally motorized cinema lens specially designed for use on drones and gimbals. They are fully sealed, weather proof, aerodynamic, and able to easily maintain a proper center of gravity.  They feature a digital readout of focus, iris, and zoom on both sides of the barrel.

 

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T Series Anamorphic Lenses

T Series Anamorphic Lenses

The T Series lenses build on Panavision’s long tradition of designing and developing high-quality anamorphic lenses for motion picture. They combine new optical layouts with mechanical advances from the G series, but have a larger sweet spot and focus closer than some of their predecessors. Optical features of the T Series lenses include high contrast, well balanced aberration control, excellent glare resistance, tightly controlled anamorphic squeeze ratio, and minimal breathing.
 

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Sphero 65 Lenses

With subtle aberrations and rounded out-of-focus properties, the Panavision Sphero 65 lenses offer distinct attributes that separate them from more clinical large format lenses. Moderate focus roll-off and blended layers of contrast allow the lenses to capture pleasing flesh tones and a soft, classic overall look. The lens series has been updated with modern mechanics, as well as specialty coatings to make them less susceptible to flare and glare. Sphero 65 lenses are compatible with both film and digital cameras fitted with a PV 65 mount.

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System 65 Lenses

Designed for the 65mm film format, Panavision System 65 lenses deliver the established “classic” look to modern day, large format cameras. System 65 lenses offer a warm, contouring look that creates pleasing flesh tones. With organic focus roll off and rounded bokeh, the System 65 lenses offer high resolution without compromising on artistic qualities. System 65 lenses are compatible with both film and digital cameras fitted with a PV 65 mount.   ​

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