"We paired the Sony F65 with the Cooke S4 Prime Lenses to achieve the look of Woody Allen’s film . Our locations became characters in the film but they were also one of the greatest challenges of the production.
We used Cooke lenses because, to me, Cooke is the ‘one’ because they built their lenses for cinema. Other companies usually use photographic lenses, rehoused for use with cinema cameras. We need serious lenses to record the plastic movement of light on every kind of image, from maximum brightness to maximum darkness, particularly into the penumbra, as Leonardo [da Vinci] called it."
– Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC