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Header image for article TRIBE7 BLACKWING7 SKIN Comparison Study by Theo Stanley

TRIBE7 BLACKWING7 SKIN Comparison Study by Theo Stanley

AbelCine teamed up with NYC-based director and cinematographer Theo Stanley for a brief study of the similarities and differences between TRIBE7's BLACKWING7 B-Tuned (Bespoke) and S-Tuned SKIN 2000 prime lenses.

SKIN allows any BLACKWING7 prime lens, of any manufactured tuning, to take on a new range of creative looks through the addition of replacement front and rear lens elements with new, specially formulated, non-radioactive amber coatings. The unique look of lenses fitted with SKIN is a tribute to optics built during “the Thorium years”.

Front, rear, or both lens elements plus new replacement scarlet anodized focus scale covers can be fitted at approved TRIBE7 service centers, or by skilled lens technicians with deep BLACKWING7 knowledge and training.

The warm amber hue produced by SKIN coatings and radically different gold and intense ruby red ghost flare characteristics offer the choice of markedly different looks to be created over and above standard BLACKWING7 lenses, and because the SKIN lens elements are replaceable, the process is fully reversible.

SKIN is available as a kit of lens elements: (2) elements per BLACKWING7 focal length, plus replacement scarlet color-coded lens focus scale covers.

Initially, kits supporting the seven core lens focal lengths of 27mm, 37mm, 47mm, 57mm, 77mm, 107mm, and 137mm will be available (with additional focal length kits to follow as the BLACKWING7 lens range continues to expand).

SKIN kits will be priced at $14,879, with delivery slated to begin in September 2022. Availability is via pre-order only. For further information please contact your AbelCine salesperson to place your deposit today.

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Intro image for article TRIBE7 Partners with AbelCine for Sales & Support in North America
Company News
TRIBE7 and AbelCine have formed a partnership to provide sales and support of BLACKWING7 prime lenses and future products to the North American region.
Intro image for article TRIBE7 Announces SKIN Program for BLACKWING7 Lenses
Product News
TRIBE7 recently announced a SKIN tuning conversion kit for their BLACKWING7 primes, which introduces a new level of tunability to their existing lenses. The effect is a warm amber hue, with gold and intense ruby red ghost flare characteristics. Learn more about the SKIN design philosophy and upgrade process.