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).
These are true, front anamorphic zooms with the creative flexibility that cinematographers have waited years to have. Cooke's new, patented optical design brings together a unique combination of attributes.
- 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
- The Cooke Look,® of course.
Our Anamorphic/i Zoom lenses are supplied with /i Technology, and is designed for all PL mounted professional motion picture film and electronic cameras. The /i Technology provides cinematographers and camera operators with vital information on lens setting, focusing distance, aperture and depth-of-field, hyperfocal distance, serial number, owner data, lens type and focal length in both metric and footage measurements. For zoom lenses, the zoom position is displayed.
For companies interested in producing compatible products with /i Technology, the /i protocol is available as a free download in PDF format: /i Technology Reference Manual
* Patent Pending
Maximum Format Cover
33.54mm Diameter (New Epic S35mm Format)
Two opposing focus scales - metric and footage. Scales marked from infinity to MOD.
Focus Drive Gear
35-140mm: 172 teeth 0.8 metric module x 6.0mm wide x 283mm from the image plane.
45-450mm: 211 teeth 0.8 metric module x 6.0mm wide x 170mm dia. 420mm from the image plane.
Two opposing zoom scales.
Zoom Drive Gears
35-140mm: 140 teeth 0.8 metric module x 6.0mm wide x 102mm from the image plane.
45-450mm: 140 teeth 0.8 metric module x 6.0mm wide x 105mm from the image plane.
Two opposing linear T scales – whole and third stops marked.
Iris Drive Gear
134 teeth 0.8 metric module x 4.0mm wide x 83mm from the image plane.
Anamorphic Zoom Main Features
The optics are designed to give maximum performance at full aperture with superior control of flare, distortion and spherical aberration.
Accessible via cable connector near the lens mount and contacts in mount that sync with /i compatible cameras and accessories.
All Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses are colour balanced to a specification within parameters approved by Kodak and are colour-matched and compatible with Cooke 5/i, Cooke S4/i, miniS4/i, and CXX 15-40 mm T2 S4/i Zoom lenses.
The Cooke Anamorphic/i 35-140mm zoom has a true T3.1 aperture and cover Super 35mm format.
The Cooke Anamorphic/i 45-450mm zoom has a true T4.5 aperture and cover Super 35mm format.
Every index mark is labeled. More detailed markings allow for more detailed focus control.
Our Academy Award® winning cam-style focus movement coupled with the added benefit of a large lens barrel diameter, has allowed for an increased number of focus markings, particularly at close focus. Spherical aberration has been controlled throughout the range of focal lengths to eliminate compensation of changes in back focus with aperture. A four-point contact bearing provides a smooth positive backlash-free movement.
Large, clear numerals on both sides of the focus barrel benefit the focus puller when shooting under difficult lighting conditions. Plus the the Entrance Pupil position is engraved on the lens.
Cooke Hardened PL Mount with /i Technology contacts.
All Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses have a common, fixed front diameter of 110mm, except for the 25, 65 MACRO and 300mm focal lengths and the Anamorphic/i zoom lenses, which are 136mm. All have an iris drive gear of 134T x 0.8.
A scratch resistant PTFE hard anodised finish is provided on all Cooke lenses, providing a durable, hard-wearing surface to meet the most demanding environmental conditions.
An eleven-leaf linear module iris assembly is fitted into the Cooke Anamorphic/i zooms with an aperture range of T3.1 to T22.
The lenses are designed for all shooting applications, including handheld and Steadicam, providing comfortable balance ratio with the latest compact cameras.
Reliability and Service
Cooke Anamorphic/i prime lenses are designed to meet a market requirement for fully reliable performance with a minimum of downtime.