Lenses produced by a UK-based firm and used by Hollywood legends Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese will be on show at IBC2010.
Cooke Optics will be demonstrating its full range of precision lenses for motion pictures, including its high-end 5/i Prime lens, “industry favourite” the S4 and the “lightweight and affordable” Panchro lens that was launched at last year’s show.
“The 5/i lenses have been an unparalleled success since their launch at IBC 2009, and are currently being used to shoot the latest films by Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese,” a company spokesperson said.
“A key feature of the 5/i Primes is a revolutionary, dimmable, illuminated focus ring, with two separately toggled scales for the cinematographer and the assistant that allow the focus puller to read the scales in low-lighting conditions.”
Cooke Optics says the reduced size, weight and true focal length markings of the Panchro lenses make them perfect for 3D stereoscopic productions, as well as documentaries, second unit shoots and situations when a faster lens is not crucial, or when shooting in difficult situations such as crash scenes or VFX shoots.