No signs of fungus, possibility of some small internal dust particles (no effect on photographed images). Iris blades free from oil. All mechanical functions (zoom, focus, iris) very good for a lens of this vintage. Standard cosmetic wear to lens barrel, as to be expected from regular professional use.
The rear anamorphic capsule was originally fitted by a highly reputable lens technician in London at Joe Dunton Cameras, then regularly maintained by Arri Rental in London. Owned by a professional cinematographer since then, this lens has consequently had very light & careful use in recent years. It has recently been tested on a collimator, lens projector & camera for back focus & correct optical alignment (anamorphic 2X squeeze, without vertical/horizontal distortion). Also included is a Universal mount to PL mount rear adaptor, so that the lens can be used for non-anamorphic shooting.This is simple to change in the field, the two different backs simply unscrew & have a registration pin to ensure that the elements align correctly. NB: do not assume that the rear capsule can automatically be fitted to any other zoom lens, for immediate use. Anamorphic adaptors need to to be very precisely adjusted, by a qualified lens technician with access to the correct equipment. The lens has not been re-engraved for 50-500m, as the conversion from spherical to anamorphic is non-permanent. Handwritten scales for focus, zoom & iris are attached (as marked up by a lens technician).
It's worth noting that many leading cinematographers have recently been seeking out more classic & vintage lenses, to use in combination with the latest generation of ultra hi-definition digital cinema cameras. This is because the slightly older optics can give a softer & more organic look to the images, offer more exotic flares, and are often considered more flattering for actors. Technical specifications below for the Cooke 50-500mm zoom lens. Speed: T5.6 - 22.
Image circle: Generally fine for S35-equivalent sensors, however please bear in mind that the 25-250mm although listed elsewhere as having 30-35mm diagonal, was originally designed to cover 35mm 4-perf film negative (where 28mm diagonal was sufficient). Happy to discuss alternative arrangements e.The item "COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras" is in sale since Thursday, February 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Lenses & Filters\Lenses". The seller is "bkt_aeroscope" and is located in London.
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