The Cooke Look is very much in vogue at the moment, and at the BSC Expo in London last weekend the company were showing off a new option for their S4 and S4i lenses.
Look ma, no coatings
A new uncoated front element has gone into production that will enable cinematographers to add a little, well, flare, to their images. The distinctive vintage feel can be retrofitted to S4 and S4i lenses, although the company recommend you entrust the work to a lens technician rather than take on the job yourself while on location.
The new front elements are going to be available shortly as an optional extra only – an uncoated set of lenses won’t be available to buy as the coatings play a role in focus calibration. But as an option for rental houses who already own the lenses, you’re gaining a whole different set of looks for a fraction of the cost of a new set of Cookes.
One for the rental houses
If you’re in the fortunate position of owning a set of Cookes you’d like to give a vintage makeover too, you can pre-order your new front elements now for delivery in mid-late March. No word on price, but as they say: if you’ve got to ask…