Cooke Optics has added to their Full Frame family with two Varotal/i FF zooms, as well as new Panchro/i Classic FF primes. Two new Varotal/i FF zoom lenses bring modern designs and materials to the historic line of zoom lenses that were first seen in 1971, while the extensive Panchro/i Classic FF range offers the beloved vintage Speed Panchro look for full frame sensors. The Varotal/i T2.9 zoom lenses cover all full frame sensors and are matched in resolution, color and fall-off to the Cooke S7/i range, thus providing a complete suite of Cooke full frame spherical lenses. The focal lengths of the zoom lenses are 30-95mm and 85-215mm respectively. The mounts can be chosen as either PL or LPL at time of order. Like all modern Cooke lenses, the Varotal/i zoom lenses include /i Technology to record lens data that is increasingly important with the rise of visual effects and visual production workflows.
The Panchro/i Classic FF range offers full frame film makers the ability to capture the classic Panchro Look, as well as the Cooke Look, in their full frame productions. The focal lengths 18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 27mm, 32mm, 40mm, and 50mm have been specially redesigned to fill full frame image circles. The 65mm MACRO, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm and 152mm in the standard Panchro/i Classic range were already capable of filling a full frame image circle, so no optical or mechanical alterations have been made for these focal lengths. Additional FF scale covers are available for 65mm MACRO upwards if required to harmonise rental fleets. Like the standard Panchro/i Classic prime lenses, the FF lenses are color balanced, color matched and compatible with all Cooke lenses and also feature /i Technology. The Varotal/i FF zoom lenses and the Panchro/i Classic FF range are available for pre-order now.