All of the anamorphic characteristics demanded by filmmakers today with the Cooke Look® and oval bokeh. That’s the Cooke Anamorphic/i Look. Images beautifully rendered for film and especially suited for use with digital cameras. Exceptionally well corrected aberrations over the entire image area – astigmatism, lateral and longitudinal colour – that will render shape, form and soul to your images.
While the "look" is crucial, precision engineering and seamless integration with other equipment is equally important. The Anamorphic/i, T2.3 primes in seven focal lengths are colour matched to our S4/i, 5/i and miniS4/i lenses. And, the new Angenieux compact anamorphic zooms will give you complementary colour, so you can enjoy a full range of anamorphic lens options on your next production.
Superb optical and mechanical performance. Distortion, veiling glare, flares, and all aberrations are controlled at all apertures over the whole field of view. Like our S4/i, 5/i and miniS4/i primes, the cam focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments. Modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability. The Anamorphic/i lenses are designed and made by us to our traditional high standards in Leicester, England.
- Lenses available: 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm with 2x squeeze
- T2.3 aperture
- Offers anamorphic characteristics including 2:1 oval bokeh for out of focus highlights
- The Cooke Look® and colour matched with all other Cooke lenses.
- Compatible with Angenieux's new line of compact anamorphic zooms
- Especially well corrected for astigmatism and lateral and longitudinal aberrations over the entire image area
- Linear iris
- Equipped with the next generation of /i Squared Technology* for lens metadata capture
- Cam style focus
All of our Anamorphic/i Prime lenses are supplied with the next generation /i Technology, and are designed for all PL mounted professional motion picture film and electronic cameras. Cooke's /i Squared 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. For zoom lenses, the zoom position is displayed.
For companies interested in producing compatible products with /i Technology, the /i protocol is available as a free download: Get the latest /i Communications specs in PDF format under Technical Resources, Free downloads
* Patent Pending
Maximum Format Cover
33.54mm Diameter (New Epic S35mm Format)
Two opposing focus scales - metric or footage. Scales marked from infinity to MOD.
Focus Drive Gear
140 teeth 0.8 metric module x 6.0 wide x 102 from the image plane.
Two opposing linear T scales - whole and third stops marked.
Iris Drive Gear
114 teeth 0.8 metric module x 4.0 wide x 82 from rear of PL mount flange.
Anamorphic Main Features
The optics are designed to give maximum performance at full aperture with superior control of flare, distortion and spherical aberration.
Accessible via cable connector near the lens mount and contacts in mount that sync with /i compatible cameras and accessories.
All Cooke Anamorphic/i prime lenses are colour balanced to a specification within parameters approved by Kodak and are colour-matched and compatible with Cooke 5/i, Cooke S4/i, miniS4/i, and CXX 15-40 mm T2 S4/i Zoom lenses.
All Cooke Anamorphic/i primes have a true T2.3 aperture and cover Super 35mm format.
Every index mark is labeled. More detailed markings allow for more detailed focus control.
Our Academy Award® winning cam-style focus movement coupled with the added benefit of a large lens barrel diameter, has allowed for an increased number of focus markings, particularly at close focus. Spherical aberration has been controlled throughout the range of focal lengths to eliminate compensation of changes in back focus with aperture. A four-point contact bearing provides a smooth positive backlash-free movement.
Large, clear numerals on both sides of the focus barrel benefit the focus puller when shooting under difficult lighting conditions. Plus the the Entrance Pupil position is engraved on the lens.
Cooke Hardened PL Mount with /i Technology contacts.
All Cooke Anamorphic/i primes have a common fixed front diameter of 110mm, with a focus drive gear of 140T x 0.8 mod and an iris drive gear of 114T x 0.8.
A scratch resistant PTFE hard anodised finish is provided on all Cooke lenses, providing a durable, hard-wearing surface to meet the most demanding environmental conditions.
An eleven-leaf linear module iris assembly is fitted into the Cooke Anamorphic/i primes with an aperture range of T2.3 to T22.
The lenses are designed for all shooting applications, including handheld and Steadicam, providing comfortable balance ratio with the latest compact cameras.
Reliability and Service
Cooke Anamorphic/i prime lenses are designed to meet a market requirement for fully reliable performance with a minimum of downtime.