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Premium lens manufacturer Cooke have made 3 exciting new announcements -

Press Release - Las Vegas, 26 April 2017


Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus T2.0 Primes

Available beginning June 2017 is the Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lens kit, available in 18mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 135mm focal lengths.

The Cooke S7/i Primes are designed to cover the emergent full frame cinema camera sensors up to at least the full sensor area of the RED Weapon 8K (46.31mm image circle), with superb optical and mechanical performance, control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and spherical aberrations at full aperture. The cam-type focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments. Modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability

Shoot 35mm / Super 35mm formats, full frame, VistaVision and beyond - all with The Cooke Look®

And, the S7/i lenses come equipped with /i Technology for frame by frame digital information capture, as do all modern Cooke cine lenses for film and digital capture.

Feature Highlights

  • Focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm
  • T2.0 – T22 aperture
  • Covers at least 46.31mm image circle
  • Colour matched to Anamorphic/i, S4/i, miniS4/i, 5/i and Pancro/i Classic lenses
  • Award-winning cam style mechanism for smooth focus adjustments
  • Especially well balanced for astigmatism and correct for lateral and longitudinal aberrations over the entire image area
  • Supplied with the next generation of /i Technology for lens metadata capture
  • Linear iris
  • The Cooke Look®, of course

Cooke Panchro/i Classic Coming Spring 2017

The growing demand for vintage Cooke Speed Panchro lenses from the 1920s to 1960s has prompted Cooke to introduce a modern redesign of the vintage classic; the Cooke Panchro/i Classic, T2.2 to T3.2 Prime lenses.

The new Panchro, that is true to the original look of the now legendary Speed Panchro, recreates the same look and feel of the original with the advantage of modern glass mounted for today’s cameras. The new lenses come equipped with /i Technology for frame by frame digital information capture, as do all modern Cooke cine lenses for film and digital capture.

The original Cooke Speed Panchro, designed by Horace W. Lee in the 1920s, was a cine prime lens that chromatically enhanced an image when filming under restricted illumination. Cooke Speed Panchros combined a relative aperture as wide as f2.0 with an angular field of view and definition previously impossible with much smaller apertures. They quickly gained a worldwide reputation for quality cinema production and were widely used throughout the 20th century.

Your new go-to lenses for the new era of anamorphic filmmaking

Shoot from very wide angle to telephoto with the Cooke 35-140mm Anamorphic/i zoom with 4x zoom ratio. Or, go extreme telephoto with the Cooke 45-450mm Anamorphic/i zoom with 10x zoom ratio (shipping 2017).

The new Cooke 35-140mm Anamorphic/i zoom lens is a true, front anamorphic zoom with the creative flexibility that cinematographers have waited years to have. Cooke's new, patented optical design brings together a unique combination of attributes.

Feature Highlights

  • True, front anamorphic with 2x squeeze.
  • Oval bokeh, just like our Cooke Anamorphic/i Prime lenses, and oval bokeh throughout zoom and focus along with the other coveted characteristics you want when shooting anamorphic.
  • Colour and depth of field characteristics matched to the Anamorphic/i primes.
  • Award-winning cam-style focus mechanism for smooth focus adjustments.
  • Especially well balanced for astigmatism and corrected for lateral and longitudinal aberrations over the entire image area.
  • Linear iris