Leicester, UK – 10 October 2019 – Cooke Optics will make its first independent appearance at this year’s Broadcast India in Mumbai, where it will show visitors just what is meant by “The Cooke Look®” as it displays the new S7/i Full Frame Plus 75mm prime lens, the new Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus 50mm, the new Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Special Flare (SF) 100mm, as well as the new Anamorphic/i SF (Special Flair) 40mm lens. Another Cooke Optics’ lens on display will be the Panchro/i Classic 65mm prime lens, offering the vintage Speed Panchro look with modern housing and Cooke’s /i Technology for frame by frame digital information capture, as do all modern Cooke cine lenses for film and digital capture.
The S7/i Full Frame Plus lens range is designed from the ground up to cover the emergent full frame cinema camera sensors up to the full sensor area (46.31mm image circle) of the RED Weapon 8K. It is also an ideal partner for the acclaimed Sony VENICE full frame digital motion picture camera system and the new ARRI ALEXA LF large format camera system. The S7/i Full Frame Plus features superb optical and mechanical performance, control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and spherical aberrations at full aperture. Its cam-type focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments, while its modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability.
The new Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus lenses are the anamorphic version of Cooke’s extremely popular S7/i spherical lenses. The Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus is available as a standard lens or with Special Flare coating that allows for even more creative options. This SF coating allows cinematographers to kick the flares, bokeh and other aberrations into new visual territory.
Cooke will also give visitors a taste of its Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus T2.3 75mm with the lens on display on the Sony booth, attached to the Sony VENICE Full Frame camera for those that want to see it in action.
For those not familiar with The Cooke Look, Cooke has curated a unique online motion gallery — #ShotOnCooke (shotoncooke.com) — showcasing the use of Cooke’s acclaimed lens ranges across a variety of production genres from around the world. #ShotOnCooke provides a visual insight into Cooke lens characteristics such as dimensionality, roll-off and edge fall-off by hosting a wide variety of examples that feature and illustrate each lens series, with technical details about each clip.
As #ShotOnCooke is a curated website, cinematographers are invited to submit work that they believe best reflects the quality of their cinematography and the attributes of the lenses they chose. The Cooke team will then choose the most interesting examples to include on the website. Anyone interested in submitting content for consideration to #ShotOnCooke should email firstname.lastname@example.org
The “lens agnostic” Cooke Optics TV education channel continues to develop and increase the highly acclaimed interview content on cinematography and filmmaking. Recent interviews include Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS, Seamus MacGarvey ACS BSC, Peter Suschitzky ASC, Bradford Young ASC, Vittorio Storaro ASC AIC, Barry Ackroyd BSC, Ben Davis BSC, Matthew Libatique ASC, Rachel Morrison ASC, Greig Fraser ASC ACS, James Laxton ACS, Billy Williams OBE BSC, Dan Laustsen ASC DFF and many more. View and subscribe on YouTube or via www.cookeoptics.tv.