L1 Tuner - Baltar Variable Look Lens

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L1 Tuner - Baltar Variable Look Lens

    The Module 8 L1 Tuner is an innovative new lens that transforms your modern digital cameras into a nostalgic dream machine. It unlocks the cinematic magic of vintage films with a simple twist on lens adapter, available in three distinct looks. The L1 look is inspired by The Baltars. It gives you all of the glamour and glowing halation seen in a classic Super Baltar lens. It can evoke emotion by creating the nostalgic warmth, romance, and gritty realism of classic films, like the Godfather. When you max out this look, we like to call it the Wicked Baltars.

    The Tuner seamlessly integrates into your existing camera rig and allows adjustment of the look and character of your images in real time, during the shot. No more hunting down expensive lenses, paying exorbitant lens rehousing fees, or investing in the latest hyped up “detuned prime lenses”. The Module 8 Tuners work seamlessly with your existing glass to create the cinematic looks cherished by the top Cinematographers. The Tuners now come in two lens mounts, EF and PL. The EF Tuners are compatible with Sony E Mount and RF Mounts on Canon and RED cameras. The EF Tuners include build in electronics support for autofocus, aperture control and image stabilization of electronic lenses from Canon, Sigma and Tamron are supported. Due to the electronics, the EF version does not have the ability to change camera mounts. The PL mount Tuner supports a wide range of PL mount glass as long as the rear elements do not protrude too far from the mount. Since the PL Tuner does not have electronics, users can swap mounts to ANY mirrorless camera including Sony E, Canon RF, L Mount for Blackmagic, Panasonic and Leica, and Fujifilm X.

    SKU: 1001-01

    What is a Tuner?

    Created by 13x Academy Award Winner and legendary cinema lens designer Iain Neil, The Tuner allows you to tell your story in story adding a unique visual signature to your work, setting it apart from the crowd. Every Tuner frame will transport your audience to a different era, filled with the timeless beauty and captivating charm of film. They're all about experimenting with images, having fun, and being inspired.

    What Makes the Tuner Incredible?

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      Creative Control

      Stand out from the crowd with the ability to create unlimited looks that can be varied without losing focus

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      Our easy variable detuning means no more changing filters or detuning (destroying) your standard lenses

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      One Tuner is like getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in iconic vintage lenses and saves thousands of dollars in tuning lenses

    The L1 Tuner Look

    Module 8 has created three unique looks, emulating some of the most iconic cinema lenses ever made. Inspired by Super Baltar lenses, L1 can evoke emotion by creating the nostalgic warmth, romance and gritty realism of classic films like The Godfather. At T/2.3, the L1 Tuner gives the character of a vintage Super Baltar but can produce an intense, dreamlike look when the aperture of the lens is increased to T/1.4. The variable halation of L1 is created by manipulating spherical aberration of the image and is much more accurate than the uniform scattering effect induced by a diffusion filter. The ability to create very strong looks is convenient when delivering to a smaller screen size and still want a pronounced vintage look.

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    What the Pro DP's think

    “This is an amazing new device” - Rodney Charters, A.S.C

    See the Tuner in Action

    Tech Specs

    Lens TypeVariable Look Zoom Adapter
    MaterialsAerospace Quality
    Mechanical DesignPrecision Multi-cam
    Lens Side MountCanon EF Lenses and PL Lenses Only
    Electronics SupportCanon, Tamron, Sigma
    Camera Side MountsSony E or Canon RF (sold separately)
    Electronics SupportEF Tuner: Focus (wire), Aperture, IS and Autofocus Pass though, PL Tuner: None
    Inspired bySuper Baltar
    Neutral SettingNo
    Adjustment Rage0-10
    Halation (Center)Strong
    Halation (Edge)Strong
    Axial AberrationsSpherical
    Full Frame AberrationsComa, Astigmastism, Chromatic
    Max. Bokeh EffectFlower Petal (F/1.2), Edge Softening, (>F/1.2)
    Magnification FactorEF Lenses: 1.08x - PL Lenses: 1.04x
    Tuner Breathing< 0.5%
    F/# Range (Optimal)EF Tuner: F/1.2-F/4.0 - PL Tuner: F/1.0-F/4.0
    Stop Loss< 1/4
    Lens Image CircleFull Frame
    CoatingsVintage Emulation
    DimensionsEF Tuner: Ø76mm x L34mm - PL Tuner: Ø80mm x L48mm
    Weight220g (EF to E Mount) - 210 (EF to RF Mount) - 310g (PL Tuner)
    Tuner Dial RotationEF Tuner: 70 degrees - PL Tuner: 60 degrees
    Firmware UpdateEF Tuner: Via Micro USB - PL Tuner: No Firmware
    Warranty1 Year

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