"After testing many combinations of cameras and lenses and having to work on 4K for The Crown, we chose to use the Sony F55 and vintage Cooke Speed Panchros. It was always my intention to fight against the high resolution and ultra-sharpness you get from the modern camera sensors and by using the Cooke Speed Panchros I achieved a very romantic, filmic look with an incredible range of latitude for beautiful highlights and detail on the shadows. I have always enjoyed working closely with the production and costume designers."
“On The Crown, choosing a muted palette, lighting through big diffused sources and using the Speed Panchros helped me to achieve a nice period look. It’s ironic that after achieving such high resolution from the camera sensors we had to go back to vintage lenses made for film cameras to get the beautiful warm feel I was looking for. In spite of their age, the original Cooke Panchros match nicely with the Cooke zooms and even with the modern Cooke S4s.”
“I’m very pleased with the look I achieved on The Crown and much of that is due to the lens choice.”
Adriano Goldman Cinematographer, ASC, ABC The Crown, TV series, Netflix