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COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras

COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras

COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras
Cooke 10:1 anamorphic zoom lens in excellent used condition. This package consists of a standard Cooke Varotal MkII 25-250mm zoom lens T3.9 (universal mount), fitted with a rear anamorphic adaptor (Lomo type, terminating in Arri PL mount) plus an integrated lens support which will match standard professional cine accessories e. Arri LS-9 fitted to standard-spacing 19mm bars. Glass elements are excelllent - free from scratches, maybe some very light / micro cleaning marks only.

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.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Focal Length: 50-500mm
  • Type: Anamorphic
  • Mount: Arri PL Mount
  • Manufacturer warranty: None


COOKE 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens T5.6 (arri PL mount) for 35mm movie cameras