The Cooke 40mm Anamorphic/I 1.8x Full Frame Plus Lens T2.3 Special Flare SF represent the next logical step in the evolution of filmmaking: large format production with anamorphic characteristics, including flare and oval bokeh.
Coverage circle covers a full 24 x 36 still size sensor with 1.8 squeeze. At 2x squeeze you would lose too many pixels. At 1.6x you won’t get enough anamorphic character. At 1.8x you have that sweet spot with a great anamorphic feel and about 90% of the pixels at 2.4:1. Shoot at 2.7:1 and you have all the available frame and 100% of the pixels.
Superb optical and mechanical performance, control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and spherical aberrations at full aperture. The cam-type focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments. Modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability.
And, the Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus lenses come equipped with /i Technology for frame by frame digital information capture, as do all modern Cooke cine lenses for film and digital capture.