(Leicester, UK--March 11, 2016) Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is to give cinematographers yet more choice in the looks they can achieve, with a specially manufactured set of anamorphic lenses called Anamorphic/i SF. The new lens range, which is complementary to the acclaimed Anamorphic/i series, offers a coating that gives cinematographers even more options for anamorphic character.
“The enthusiasm for anamorphic lenses shows no sign of abating, but people sometimes want to take that special look still further,” says Les Zellan, Chairman and Owner, Cooke Optics. “We’ve been playing with coatings to provide even more of the ‘anamorphic funkiness’ that people like, while maintaining the Cooke Look. We see the Anamorphic/i SF set as an addition to the cinematographer’s arsenal, so they have the option of creating classic anamorphic shapes or kicking the flares, bokeh and other aberrations up a notch.”
The Anamorphic/i SF range will be available for demonstration at NAB 2016, and will be shipping directly after the show. Cooke will also present the new Anamorphic/i wide angle zoom lens at NAB 2016, as well as lenses from the Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i ranges.
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 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The 33, Creed, The Intern, Born to Dance, Monolith, Trainwreck, Ex Machina, Everest, Jupiter Ascending
Television shows in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, The Musketeers, Cilla, The C Word, Orange is the New Black, Penny Dreadful, Fargo, Breaking Bad, Person of Interest,The Client List, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey.