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Cooke Optics to receive Technical Lifetime Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo 2013


Cooke Optics will be the recipient of the Cine Gear Expo 2013 technical lifetime achievement award, in recognition of significant contributions made to advancing the art and craft of film making. The award will be presented May 31 at the Cine Gear Expo VIP Reception at the Paramount Theater and Paseo Grounds.

“We’re honored to receive this accolade celebrating our 127 years of innovation within the motion picture industry,” said Les Zellan, chairman and owner, Cooke Optics.

Cooke will present its latest innovations at Booth 67 at Cine Gear Expo, including a prototype from its new Anamorphic/i lens range which was unveiled at NAB 2013. The Anamorphic/i range will consist of seven brand new prime lenses – 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 135mm, all at T2.3. The new lenses are approximately the size of Cooke’s industry standard S4/i lenses, retain the Cooke Look, are color matched with the Cooke 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i ranges, and come equipped with the next generation /i Technology to capture lens metadata. Cooke’s anamorphic range is expected to start shipping in Q2 2014.

Cooke will also show its new lens test projector, the first product from a new range of lens testing equipment designed by Cooke and manufactured by Pure4C, under the brand Cooke Metrology. Many current projectors cannot pass a beam correctly through lenses that are faster than T2. Cooke Metrology’s projector is so bright that it can be demonstrated in daylight, making it much easier to discern flaws and artifacts in fast lenses.

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