The Cooke Anamorphic /i Look
Cooke Anamorphic/i Primes - Regular or SF
All of the anamorphic lens characteristics demanded by filmmakers today with the Cooke Look® and oval bokeh. That’s the Cooke Anamorphic/i Look.
The Anamorphic lens 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.
The Anamorphic lense offer superb optical and mechanical performance. Distortion, veiling glare, flares, and all aberrations are controlled at all apertures over the whole field of view in all anamorphic lenses. Like the Cooke S4/i, 5/i and miniS4/i prime lenses, 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 Cooke Optics to their traditional high standards in Leicester, England.
Now, you have even more latitude. We went one step further with our new Anamorphic/i SF lenses that are specially made with a coating that allows for even more creative options. The “SF” stands for Special Flair because they allow you to kick the flares, bokeh and other aberrations into new visual territory. Complementary to the Anamorphic/i lenses, they are offered in 25, 32, 40, 50, 65 Macro, 75, 100, 135, 180, and 300mm focal lengths.
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. More on /i Technology
Anamorphic lens Feature Highlights:
- Anamorphic Lenses available: 25, 32, 40, 50, 65 Macro, 75, 100, 135, 180, 300mm and 35-140 Zoom Anamorphic with 2x squeeze
- T2.3 aperture.
- T2.6 to T22 - 65 mm MACRO
- T3.1 to T22 - 35-140 Zoom
- Offers anamorphic lens characteristics including 2:1 oval bokeh for out of focus highlights
- The Cooke Look® and colour matched with all other Cooke prime lenses.
- 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
- Award-winning cam-style focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments
The Anamophic lens 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 Cooke 5/i, S4/i miniS4/i.
All Cooke Anamorphic /i primes lenses have a true T2.3 aperture and cover Super 35mm format.
Every index mark is labelled. 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 Anamorphic 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.
Arriflex PL Mount with i/ Technology contact on all Anamorphic /i lenses.
Large, clear numerals on both sides of the focus barrel benefit the focus puller when shooting under difficult lighting conditions.
Cooke Anamorphic /i prime lenses 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. * New 65mm Macro front diameter is 136mm
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 prime lenses with an aperture range of T2.3 to T22.
The Anamorphic 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.
Cases Available for Cooke Anamorphic /i lenses
* Patent Pending
** Angle of view calculations based on Alexa Studio 4:3 camera