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Lunch and Learn with Cooke Optics
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Lunch and Learn with Cooke Optics

Join Cooke Optics in our Brooklyn showroom for this daytime educational session focused on the Varotal/i FF and S8/i FF lenses.


Join us on Thursday, December 1 in our Brooklyn showroom for an educational session highlighting the Cooke Optics Varotal/i FF and the S8/i FF lenses. AbelCine Specialists, as well as Cooke Optics technical specialists, will be in attendance to answer any questions.



Cooke Varotal/i FF Zoom Lenses

The Cooke Varotal/i FF Zoom lenses feature the classic, natural yet sharp "Cooke look" to reproduce skin tones and textures to match the Cooke primes. The Varotals offer striking levels of detail for 8K resolution and beyond. All three lenses (19-40, 30-95, 85-215) feature a constant T2.9 aperture speed at all focal lengths ensuring consistent results and creative control.

Designed from the ground up to incorporate Cooke intelligent /i technology, which includes /i data focus and iris position, /i motion inertial data and /i maps factory calibrated shading and distortion data. They also benefit from a high degree of modularity, which increases reliability and reduces servicing time.

To learn more about the Cooke Varotal/i FF Zooms, visit this recent article in Film & Digital Times:

Cooke Varotal/i FF 19-40, 30-95, 85-215 Details

Cooke S8/i FF Prime Lenses

Cooke S8/i T1.4 Full Frame Primes are true flagship lenses, offering a beautiful aesthetic and stunning optical performance. S8/i FF primes are faster, easier to maintain, and approximately 25% lighter than their S7/i predecessors, with an all-spherical design that evolves the classic “Cooke Look” for modern, full frame digital cinematography.

S8/i FF primes feature a uniquely organic cinematic quality, characterized by a smooth, natural, velvety, symmetrical spherical bokeh at the center, and an attractive “cat’s eye” bokeh manifesting off-axis (i.e., toward the edges of the frame), with minimal color fringing. This equates to high dimensionality in sensitive, emotive imagery. Cooke S8/i primes feature excellent low light performance, thanks to a very fast T1.4 maximum aperture across the range. Aside from being among the fastest lenses designed for Full Frame capture, S8/i primes also offer greater control over depth of field and flare characteristics, without graining in low light conditions.

See more footage from these lenses on Cooke's YouTube channel:

Varotal/i FF - Demo film: The Catcher in the Town

S8/i FF - Demo Film: A Personal View



Important Note

This is an in-person event taking place at our NY location. For the most up-to-date information on our specific in-office policies, please visit our dedicated COVID Updates page.





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