Cooke Optics will introduce a specially manufactured set of anamorphic lenses called Anamorphic/i SF at NAB. The new lens range, which is complementary to its 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,” explained 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 ship soon after NAB. Cooke will also demo its new Anamorphic/i wide angle zoom lens at NAB, as well as lenses from the Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i ranges.