Deny Clairmont talks Cooke Lenses in this episode of Tech Bites.
You wanna talk the best of the best? Look no further. At this level of the game it’s a question of taste, not whipping it out and seeing whose is longer. Some of the best cinematographers in the world use Zeiss, some use Panavision, and some use Cooke. Some use other things, too, like Hawks and Leicas and Schneiders and everything else, but the big 3 are still Zeiss, Cooke, and Panny. Just the facts, ma’am.
Well here we speak with Deny Clairmont about the Cooke lines. These are just as expensive as anything. Bear in mind they do make a lighter/budget line called the S4-Mini’s, also originally known as “panchros”, and they only open up to t2.8 (boo-hoo) and they’re much lighter and easier to use. But they’re also fantastic. The s5i’s represent a state of the art product. The s4’s are still in production and they rock. Warmth, character, detail, sharpness, and a magic cinema quality is what your’e getting with Cooke Glass. If you’re fortunate enough to use them, then use them. They’re amazing.
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