Cooke 30-95mm & 85-215mm Varotal/i T2.9 zoom lenses & Panchro/i Classic FF range

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Cooke has announced the 30-95mm & 85-215mm Varotal/i T2.9 zoom lenses, the latest additions to its growing full-frame range. They have also updated their Panchro/i Classic series lenses to full-frame.

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The two new Varotal/i FF zoom lenses, bringing leading-edge modern design and materials to this historic line of zoom lenses that were first seen in 1971. The extensive Panchro/i Classic FF range offers the beloved vintage Speed Panchro look for full-frame sensors.

The new zooms enable a complete suite of Cooke full-frame spherical lenses, while Panchro/i Classic FF line fulfills the demand for the full-frame classic look.

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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. The mounts can be chosen as either PL or LPL at the time of order.

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These new offerings come fifty years after the launch of Cooke’s first Varotal lenses.

Like all modern Cooke lenses, the Varotal/i zoom lenses include /i Technology to record invaluable lens data, and are optimized to capture the warmth, texture, and beautiful skin tones which are the hallmarks of the famed Cooke Look. The lenses are designed for all shooting applications, including handheld and Steadicam, providing a comfortable balance ratio with the latest digital cinema cameras.

Panchro/i Classic FF range

The Panchro/i Classic FF range offers full-frame filmmakers 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 harmonize rental fleets.

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The optics are designed to give maximum performance at full aperture with superior control of flare, distortion, and spherical aberration. Cooke’s cam-style focus movement coupled with the added benefit of a large lens barrel diameter, allows for an increased number of focus markings, particularly at close focus. Every focus mark is individually calibrated and engraved on both sides of the focus barrel.

Pricing & Availability

The Varotal/i FF zoom lenses and the Panchro/i Classic FF range are available for pre-order now and can be seen at Camerimage on November 13-20, 2021.

The prices are below:

  • 30-95mm T2.9 $53,900 USD
  • 85-215mm T2.9 $54,900 USD

For the NEW Full Frame Panchros:

  • 18mm $14,600
  • 21mm $14,300
  • 25mm $14,000
  • 27mm $14,000
  • 32mm $14,000
  • 40mm $14,000
  • 50mm $14,000

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