By Jose Antunes
Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol at the same time Cooke Optics introduces the new S7/i lenses.
Scheduled to ship from June 2017, the new S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lens range is designed to cover the emergent full frame cinema camera sensors, up to the full sensor area (46.31mm image circle) of the RED Weapon 8K. The new lenses – which, like all Cooke lenses, feature the beloved ‘Cooke Look’ – will be available in 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm.
All Cooke S7/i Primes have a true T2.0 aperture and cover 35/Super 35mm, Full Frame and beyond. They have a common fixed front diameter of 110mm, with a focus drive gear of 140T x 0.8 mod and an iris drive gear of 134T x 0.8. A nine-leaf linear module iris assembly is fitted into the Cooke S7/i lenses. The average weight of an S7/i lens is approximately 3.5kg.
“The Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus range enables you to shoot beautiful 35mm/Super 35mm format now, and also to be prepared when camera sensors go to full frame, VistaVision and beyond,” said Les Zellan, Chairman and Owner, Cooke Optics.
Cooke will also debut the Panchro/i Classic range and the new front Anamorphic/i zoom lens at NAB 2017. In addition, visitors to the Cooke booth will see the Anamorphic/i SF lens range, as well as lenses from its leading Anamorphic/i, 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i ranges, and the Sony E and micro 4/3 mounts for miniS4/i and Panchro/i Classic lenses that enable users of these cameras to benefit from the ‘Cooke Look’ for the first time.
The /i Technology protocol present in lenses from Cook Optics is now about to become very important when it comes → continue…
From:: Pro Video Coalition