Cooke Anamorphic /i Full Frame Plus Lenses
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The world’s first full-frame anamorphic lenses are ALMOST here!
Earlier this month, Cooke Optics announced the release of their new line of lenses: the Cooke Anamorphic /i Full Frame Plus Lenses. As far we know now, there will be seven different focal lengths dropping this year – 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm and 180mm – all of which are T2.3. The 50mm will be the first of the focal lengths released with the others following throughout the next year.
These lenses will have an image circle large enough to cover a 24×36 still size sensor. In addition, while most anamorphic lenses have a squeeze of 2, Cooke’s new anamorphics will feature a squeeze of 1.8. According to chairman of Cooke, Les Zellan, this decision was not taken lightly.
“After a great deal of research and discussion, we believe the 1.8 squeeze of the Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range gives the best results for full frame anamorphic. At 2x you would lose too many pixels, and at 1.6x (the correct ratio to use every pixel) you will not get enough of the anamorphic character. Our solution at 1.8x gives the image a greater anamorphic feel at the aspect ratio of 2.40:1 whilst capturing 90% of the pixels, therefore keeping this format well within industry resolution standards. However, because these are Full Frame Plus lenses designed to cover the full still frame of 24×36, you can elect to use 100% of the pixels which will result in an aspect ratio of 2.70:1.”
Click here to read Cooke’s official release.
Cooke Anamorphic /i Full Frame Plus Lenses at LVR
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