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Quick Flare Test for the unique set of vintage Cooke S2 anamorphic lenses. These Cooke Speed Panchros were privately commissioned to be converted into anamorphics. They are now owned by Alan Gordon Enterprises (Los Angeles, CA), where this test was shot. I'm currently writing about how this set came to be. If you have information, or this subject interests you, please, let me know

 

TEST SPECS:

All Focal Lengths were shot wide open.

Model is placed at Close Focus for all Focal Lengths

 

Lenses:

- COOKE S2 ANAMORPHIC 40mm T2.3

Close Focus: 3'3"

- COOKE S2 ANAMORPHIC 50MM T2.3

Close Focus: 3'6"

- COOKE S2 ANAMORPHIC 75MM T2.3

Close Focus: 3'6"

- COOKE S2 ANAMORPHIC 100MM T2.8

Close Focus: 3'6"

 

Camera: ARRI ALEXA MINI

Shutter Angle: 180º

Color Temperature: 4300K

Frame Rate: 24 fps

LUT: standard Arri Alexa LogC to Rec709 (no further grading was done)

 

Song used - some Brazilian love: "Tim Dom Dom" by Jorge Ben Jor

Thoughts:

This is a unique set since it is an original Cooke Speed Panchros set that was commissioned to be converted into anamorphic. For that, different optical elements were used, most likely from Cineovision or Lomo anamorphics. Similar sets are available through ShareGrid (which belonged to Old School Lenses Camera House), and at LA Film Boutique, where it is advertised as Cooke-Lomo Vintage Anamorphic.

I have had the opportunity to use these lenses and find them extremely pleasing especially for skin tones. They have this creamy quality that make them simply great for shooting beauty and fashion. Great in minimizing pores of skin imperfections. Beautiful flaring, all on the cooler end. Expect tons of cyan and blue.  

Package from Alan Gordon - Los Angeles, CA