Cooke Anamorphic 35-140mm
Show: NAB 2016
Released: June 2016
Cooke had their impressive new anamorphic zoom, the 35-140mm T3.5, on their stand at NAB. With a 4 x zoom ratio and a constant T3.1 it is an impressive range and T stop, especially when compared to the Angenieux lenses that are T4 and cover shorter focal lengths. However, the Angenieuxs, which cover 30-72mm and 56-152mm, weigh in at 2.2 and 2.4kg whilst the Cooke weighs in at just over 10kg, so you can see how covering the whole of the range really adds to the weight. That being said when did weight ever deter anyone from using the classic 24-290mm Angenieux – mainly it comes down to having the right tool for the job and Cooke are giving you one amazing option with this lens and its newly announced sister lens, the 45-405mm Anamorphic Zoom (coming soon).
One key difference between Angenieux and Cooke anamorphic lenses is Cooke have their anamorphic elements at the front of the lens, giving a much more traditional anamorphic look with more characteristic oval bokeh and flares.
Of course the new zoom lenses have been designed to work and match seamlessly with their Anamorphic Prime lenses, giving you maximum flexibility and all the Cooke lenses have their i technology giving you lens data for focus, T stop and depth of field for every frame.
Cooke have long been an institution in our lens history and it was great to get our hands on their latest design and we can’t wait to take one out for some test shoots.
- 35-140mm 2x Anamorphic
- Front Anamorphic Elements
All reviews, summaries, and collections of information, as well as all other information are the copyrighted property of Pro Motion Hire Ltd.