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Focus Gears for older Cooke lenses... where to find them?


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#1 Kip Kubin

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:56 PM

Can someone point me to where I can find follow focus gears for older Cooke lenses?

http://www.visualpro...t...=15&Cat3=24

The lenses are speed panchro series III as shown in the above link.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:31 PM

Talk to the people at visual products. They do that kind of work, and well I will add. The only primes of that series I have used were rehoused, so I can't give you any more specific info.
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#3 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:23 PM

Can someone point me to where I can find follow focus gears for older Cooke lenses?

http://www.visualpro...t...=15&Cat3=24

The lenses are speed panchro series III as shown in the above link.


Series III consisted only of 18mm and 25mm. 32mm and up would be Series II or even "Series one".

Since they're Arri standard mounts, they never had focusing gears, they would have had the focusing wing.
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#4 Mitch Gross

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 02:54 PM

There are a few options for adding focus gears to a lens. A nice simple one is to use a Zacuto z-strip, which is like a zip-tie with geared teeth on it. Fits onto just about any lens and mounts in seconds. We sell these at Abel.
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