NAB 2017 – Cooke unveils Full Frame plus S7 Cinema Lenses

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In the lead-up to the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, Cooke Optics has announced the latest in their line up of amazing lenses, the Cooke S7/i.  As the push to larger full frame shooting, this is a welcome addition to the Cooke line up.  These lenses and the re-released Pancro/i lenses, Cooke will be very popular at NAB.  If you can’t find em on the floor, check out the ZGC booth.  They probably have them there.

Here is the official site with details on the new lenses.

From the Cooke website:

Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Primes T2.0

Shoot 35mm, Super 35mm, Full Frame and Beyond
The Cooke S7/i, T2.0 Full Frame Plus Primes are designed to cover the emergent full frame cinema camera sensors, up to the full sensor area of the RED Weapon 8K (46.31mm image circle).

Shoot 35mm / Super 35mm formats, full frame, VistaVision and beyond – all with The Cooke Look®. We have you covered with our S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses.

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 S7/i 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.

Available beginning June 2017 in focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm.

Feature Highlights

  • Focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm
  • T2.0 – T22 aperture
  • Covers up to 46.31mm image circle
  • Colour matched to Anamorphic/i, S4/i, miniS4/i, 5/i and Pancro/i Classic lenses
  • Award-winning cam style mechanism for smooth focus adjustments
  • Especially well balanced for astigmatism and correct for lateral and longitudinal aberrations over the entire image area
  • Supplied with the next generation of /i Technology for lens metadata capture
  • Linear iris
  • The Cooke Look®, of course

/i Technology Logo

Our Cooke S7/i Prime lenses are supplied with /i Technology, and are designed for all PL mounted professional motion picture film and electronic cameras. The /i Technology provides cinematographers and camera operators with vital information on lens setting, focusing distance, aperture and depth-of-field, hyperfocal distance, serial number, owner data, lens type and focal length in both metric and footage measurements. For zoom lenses, the zoom position is displayed.

For companies interested in producing compatible products with /i Technology, the /i protocol is available as a free download in PDF format: /i Technology Reference Manual.

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