At NAB, Cooke Optics announced the launch of Cooke Metrology – a new range of innovative lens testing equipment designed by Cooke and manufactured by Pure4C.
“We have been thinking for some time about the testing instruments we use and how we could improve them,” said Les Zellan, chairman and owner, Cooke Optics. “As lenses have become faster and more complex, testing equipment has struggled to keep pace and is often, in our opinion, overpriced. We decided to develop our own tools that would not only live up to our exacting standards but also be affordable, and we are pleased that we can share the resulting products with the industry.”
The first product in the line will be a lens test projector designed for today’s fast lenses. 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.
The projector is scheduled for release in the next few months, and a pre-production prototype will be available to view on Stand C11149 at NAB 2013. The company plans to introduce additional lens test equipment over the next year.