Cooke Anamorphic Full Frame Plus Lens Awards
Cine Gear Expo 2019 Technical Award
For best of the industry’s technical advancement in Optics
Optical Engineering by Iain A. Neil
The Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF (Special Flair) prime lenses represent the next logical step in the evolution of filmmaking: large format production with anamorphic characteristics, including flare and oval bokeh.
Coverage circle covers a full 24 x 36 still size sensor with 1.8 squeeze. At 2x squeeze you would lose too many pixels. At 1.6x you won't get enough anamorphic character. At 1.8x you have that sweet spot with a great anamorphic feel and about 90% of the pixels at 2.4:1. Shoot at 2.7:1 and you have all the available frame and 100% of the pixels.
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.
And, the Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus 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.
Available in focal lengths: 32, 40, 50, 75, 100, 135 and 180mm, over the next 12 months.
Cooke Optics is pleased to announce it was been awarded patents in the U.S and the U.K. for its new anamorphic objective lens technology; U.S. Patent No. 9,341,827, U.S. Patent No.10,078,201 and GB Patent No. 7513993. Cooke intends to enforce the exclusive rights granted by these patents in order to protect its investment in developing Cooke’s new anamorphic objective lens series incorporating the patented technology.
Our Cooke Anamorphic /i Full Frame Plus lenses are supplied with /i Technology that collect detailed lens data for production, VFX and post-production teams and are 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, as well as inertial tracking data, shading and distortion data. For zoom lenses, the zoom position is displayed.
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