|1960s : The Cinema Advances|
Cooke Speed Panchros had gained a worldwide reputation for quality cine production. There was a range of unmounted optical units to choose from and mounted versions were supplied for almost any camera used in the motion picture industry.
In 1960, Director of Photography Russell Metty, ASC, used Cooke lenses with a Delrama anamorphic adapter to film "Spartacus" in Technirama. The 35mm negative was converted via Panavision printer lenses to a 70mm print.
The Cooke 100mm Deep Field Panchro was a six-element, four-component lens of extended Speed Panchro construction that corrected for all aberrations and was ideal for both colour and monochrome.
100mm Cooke Deep Field Optical