Cooke Optics rounds out S7/i, Panchro/i Classic and Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus ranges at NAB 2019

Cooke 50mm ANA FF+ SF vertical lens
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Cooke 50mm ANA FF+ SF vertical lens

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Cooke Optics will present lenses from its S7/i, Panchro/i Classic and Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus ranges, along with showcasing developments for /i3 - the latest version of its /i Technology metadata system.

The Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range has been designed to meet the growing appetite for large format production, while offering the popular anamorphic characteristics including flare and oval bokeh. The lenses come in 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm focal lengths, with additional lenses in the full range of 32mm, 135mm and 180mm. This range is available with Cooke’ss SF Special Flair coating, which enables an exaggerated flare.


The set of Panchro/i Classic lenses include 65mm Macro lens, a 2-1 Macro, which also covers full frame, and the 21mm, 27mm, 135mm and 152mm designed to cover the S/35 image area. In addition, the 18mm, 27mm and 180mm lenses from the S7/i full frame spherical range will also be featured.


“The manufacturing team in our Leicester factory continues to work flat out to round out these nascent lens ranges, which are all made by hand,” said Les Zellan, chairman, Cooke Optics. “With nine lens ranges in the Cooke family, we are proud to offer cinematographers a wide choice of looks that help them tell their stories.”


Cooke will also present /i3 (/i Cubed), the latest version of its /i Technology metadata system that provides detailed lens data to VFX and post-production teams. /i3 firmware now provides distortion mapping - not just a theoretical measurement of spherical lenses of a particular focal length, but of the specific lens in use. Sony is currently working to integrate /i3 into the Sony Venice large format camera.

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