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Vintage look for new lenses

The new Panchro/i Classic range of lenses is a modern redesign that promises the same look and feel as Cooke’s original Speed Panchros designed in the 1920s. With newly designed housing, /i Technology, nine-leaf linear iris and PL mounts, the new lenses are lightweight, making them suitable for handheld, drone or Steadicam work.

The Classics will initially be available in 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100, 152mm focal lengths, and most will be T2.2 to T22. The lenses will also be available with an optional mount to fit either Sony E or Micro 4/3 mounts. These multi mounts will also be available for Cooke’s miniS4/i range.

Cooke is also showing its front Anamorphic/i zoom lenses: the 45-450mm T4.5 and 35-140mm T3.1, as well as the Anamorphic/i SF (Special Flair) lens range (25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100, 135, 180 and 300mm), which features a coating that gives cinematographers even more options for anamorphic character with enhanced flares and other aberrations, and still retaining the oval bokeh.