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Header image for article TRIBE7 Taps AbelCine as Their Authorized Warranty Repair Facility in North America for BLACKWING7 Lenses

TRIBE7 Taps AbelCine as Their Authorized Warranty Repair Facility in North America for BLACKWING7 Lenses

AbelCine Also Launches BLACKWING7 Custom Lens Tuning Services at NY and LA Facilities
New York, NY – March 6, 2023 – AbelCine, the exclusive sales distributor and support partner of TRIBE7 in North America, is now their Authorized Warranty Repair Facility offering an expanded range of services, including SKIN tuning conversion and custom tuning of BLACKWING7 lenses.

TRIBE7’s series of BLACKWING7 prime lenses are available in three pre-tuned variations, S- "Straight", T- "Transient", and X- "eXpressive", each of which provides unique imaging characteristics for full format cinema. Further customization of the lens’s look can be achieved by swapping the front or rear elements between the variants to change or enhance flare characteristics, such as adding “X” elements to a T-tuned lens for greater flaring.

The BLACKWING7 SKIN conversion set provides another way to modify their look by introducing a warm amber hue with gold and intense ruby red ghost flares. In addition to standard maintenance and repair, AbelCine’s optical technicians are trained in installing the SKIN lens elements, a process which is fully reversible. A demo of this will be part of AbelCine’s Cine Gear NY programming.

AbelCine’s techs received an advanced level of training on IBE Optic's O-Tool, a specialized off-axis MTF measurement device that allows for the replacement and calibration of any internal elements and rings. This machine is the latest addition to AbelCine’s lineup of high-precision calibration equipment and represents the highest level of optical tooling that can be found in North America.

“AbelCine has always been dedicated to providing cinematographers with the latest creative tools the industry has to offer, coupled with an unwavering commitment to excellence,” said Rich Abel, COO & co-founder of AbelCine. “By performing BLACKWING7 lens tuning in house, we bring together the technical and artistic sides of this mission in one service. We are pleased to offer warranty repair and custom lens tuning to our clients as we continue to deepen our relationship with TRIBE7.” 

“To deliver faster without sacrificing quality, and to provide a lifetime of service – that’s what TRIBE7 growing up is all about. We don’t walk from a challenge,” said TRIBE7 co-founder Neil Fanthom. “Production has scaled up, and customers can now expect lenses 4-5 months from placing an order. And we’re blessed that AbelCine is fully engaged with us in North America by providing the best sales and post-delivery service – including custom BLACKWING7 lens tuning using factory-certified equipment.”

In addition to custom lens tuning, AbelCine’s optical techs perform warranty service, repair, and service training for qualified rental houses. TRIBE7 support is provided from AbelCine’s Burbank, CA and Brooklyn, NY facilities.

For more information about TRIBE7 service at AbelCine, contact their Service team.


About AbelCine

AbelCine is an equipment and service provider to cinematic content creators across the broadcast, production, and media industries. The company’s services, designed to support customers through every stage of the production cycle, include equipment sales and rental, training and consultation, tech services and integration, production services, and assurance programs. www.abelcine.com


About TRIBE7

TRIBE7 was founded as a collaboration between artist and Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Bradford Young and motion picture camera and lens technologist Neil Fanthom. The company is dedicated to deepening the possibilities of contemporary image creation in the areas of color, light and optics, thus enabling creatives to bring a greater expressive range, intentionality, and unique visual authorship to their story. 7isatribe.com