(Leicester, UK--July 24, 2014) Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is to add more choices to its acclaimed lens ranges. The Anamorphic/i range will benefit from 25mm and 135mm lenses which are expected to start shipping towards the end of 2014, followed by 180mm and 300mm lenses in 2015. In addition Cooke will add a 21mm lens to both the miniS4/i range and the 5/i series.
“Cinematographers like choices, and by next year they will have a few more creative options whether they are using Anamorphics, 5/i’s or miniS4/i’s,” said Les Zellan, Chairman and Owner, Cooke Optics
. “We have expanded our workforce by over 10% in the last six months and extended our factory to accommodate rising demand, and we are working hard to have these new choices available in the coming months.”
In addition, from August 2014 Cooke Optics plans to include sensors for the forthcoming /i Squared Technology metadata system in all new Anamorphic/i, 5/i and S4/i lenses. The inertial system, developed by Cooke with support from The Pixel Farm and Codex, builds on the current /i Technology protocol supplying position and orientation data, in addition to lens data, to aid post-production work, particularly visual effects.
About Cooke Optics, LTD.
Cooke is a storied name in both cinematographic and ultra-high-end professional photography markets. Known worldwide for their precision, exacting tolerances and superior quality, Cooke lenses are specified by many of the world’s most respected cinematographers. Cooke is also the developer behind /i Technology, the protocol enabling vital lens and camera information to be captured and passed digitally to post-production teams. Cooke was honoured with a 2013 Academy Award® of Merit (an Oscar® statuette) for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses. Features in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include Lucy, 12 Years A Slave, Her, Inside Llewyn Davies, Zero Dark Thirty, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Rush. Television shows in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, Killing Lincoln, Person of Interest, The Client List, Parade’s End, Chicago Fire, Game of Thrones, World Without End, and Downton Abbey.