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.
 
T Series lenses engraved focus and T-stop scales appear on both sides of the lens, with metric focus and T-stop gears arranged in the standard Panavision locations. Add in the lightweight, compact design, and you have a lens that delivers superior optical quality in an easy to use package.  The T Series focal lengths include 35mm, 60mm, 100mm, 135mm, 150mm primes which are augmented by the AWZ2.3 37-85mm zoom.  The primes have a typical speed of T2.3 and close focus of 2 feet. The T60 focuses down to 1 ½ ft. Additional focal lengths will be announced soon, including 28mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 180mm.
 
All the lenses in the T Series primes have a common front diameter of 4.44 inches to make changing lenses simpler.
 
They are also tuned to be compatible with digital sensors without losing any of the imaging characteristics that have become part of Panavision’s anamorphic grammar. 

AWZ2.3 37-85mm T2.8

The AWZ2.3 is an evolution of our popular AWZ 40-80 zoom lens, and complements the T Series primes. The front anamorphic construction follows Panavision tradition and the associated imaging performance. The AWZ2.3 is optimized for electronic sensors (not compatible with spinning mirror cameras) while retaining desirable anamorphic flaring and breathing characteristics. 
 
The optical layout adopts mechanical advances from the G series, and provides a large sweet spot of focus. Optical features include high contrast, well balanced aberration control, excellent glare resistance, tightly controlled anamorphic squeeze ratio, and minimal breathing.
 
This relatively compact zoom weighs 14 lbs. and measures 12.8 inches long. Speed is T2.8 and close focus is 2 ¾ ft. Focus, zoom, and iris scales are engraved on both sides.
 
The gears are metric module 0.8 and zoom motor and follow focus mounting points are integrated.

Specifications

  T28 T35 T40 T50
FOCAL LENGTH 28mm 35mm 40mm 50mm
T-STOP 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 24 24 18 24
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 60.96 60.96 45.72 60.96
WEIGHT (lbs)   6.3    
WEIGHT (kg)   2.9    
LENGTH (in) 5.5 6.4 6.1 6.7
LENGTH (mm) 140 163 155 169
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 112.8 112.8 112.8 112.8
  T60 T75 T100 T135
FOCAL LENGTH 60mm 75mm 100mm 135mm
T-STOP 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 24 24 18 24  
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 60.96 60.96 45.72 60.96
WEIGHT (lbs) 4.9 4.3 4.7 7.2
WEIGHT (kg) 2.2 2.0 2.1 3.2
LENGTH (in) 6.2 7.0 7.7 10.0
LENGTH (mm) 158 178 195 255
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 112.8 112.8 112.8 112.8
  T150 T180 AWZ2.3  
FOCAL LENGTH 150mm 180mm 37-85mm  
T-STOP 3.1 2.8 2.8  
CLOSE FOCUS (in) 42 42 33  
CLOSE FOCUS (cm) 106.68 106.68 83.82  
WEIGHT (lbs) 7.7 7.8 14.0  
WEIGHT (kg) 3.5 3.5 6.3  
LENGTH (in) 10.6 11.2 12.8  
LENGTH (mm) 269 283 326  
FRONT DIAMETER (in) 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44
FRONT DIAMETER (mm) 112.8 112.8 112.8 112.8