The Cooke Look in /i lenses
By Monica Burres
Cooke Optics announced it is shipping the first sets of its Anamorphic/i range of lenses. The lenses were available for demonstration at NAB 2014, together with Cooke’s range of miniS4/i, S4/i, and 5/i lenses and the Cooke Metrology lens test projector.
Les Zellan, chairman and owner of Cooke Optics, told Markee that they had recently released test footage shot by John de Borman, BSC, and Patrick Blossier using Anamorphic/i lenses on an ARRI Alexa Studio camera. The footage, as well as the 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm Anamorphic/i lenses, was available to view at Cooke’s booth.
The Anamorphic/i lenses, which are approximately the size of Cooke’s S4/i lenses, are color matched with the Cooke 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i ranges, and come equipped with /i Technology to capture lens metadata. The 25mm and 135mm lenses will be available later in the year.
Cooke continues to develop its next generation of /i Technology. /i Squared will include all the existing /i Technology commands as well as inertial tracking data to greatly enhance the metadata’s usefulness to post-production and VFX teams.
For more information, go to: www.cookeoptics.com/l/anamorphiclens.html