The 50mm focal length version of Cooke Optics’ new Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range.

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Cooke Optics is launching its Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range at IBC2018

To meet the growing appetite for large format production, while applying the popular anamorphic characteristics including flare and oval bokeh, Cooke Optics is offering the 50mm focal length of its new Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range.

The range, featuring a T2.3 stop, will offer 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm and 180mm lenses; the 50mm will be the first in production, with the rest following over the next 12 months.

The image circle will cover a full 24×36 still size sensor, with a 1.8 squeeze. Like all Cooke lenses, the Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range will include /i Technology that collects detailed lens data for VFX and post-production teams.

Les Zellan, chairman, Cooke Optics, said: “As soon as we saw the enthusiastic reception for the S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses, we knew the next logical step was to give full frame an anamorphic option. After a great deal of research and discussion, we believe the 1.8 squeeze of the Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus range gives the best results for full frame anamorphic. At 2x you would lose too many pixels, and at 1.6x (the correct ratio to use every pixel) you will not get enough of the anamorphic character.

“Our solution at 1.8x gives the image a greater anamorphic feel at the aspect ratio of 2.40:1 whilst capturing 90% of the pixels, therefore keeping this format well within industry resolution standards. However, because these are Full Frame Plus lenses designed to cover the full still frame of 24×36, you can elect to use 100% of the pixels, which will result in an aspect ratio of 2.70:1.”

The Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus 50mm lenses will be on display at booth 12.D10 during IBC2018, which is taking place from September 13-18 at the RAI exhibition and convention centre in Amsterdam.

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