Thoughts on this Cooke Zoom
Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:02 AM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:28 AM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:41 AM
This looks appealing to me for my new Arri-3. Does this lens ring any bells?
It's a good multi-purpose older zoom. Nice flares, not the flattest image, tends to have darker edges on the wide end and gets soft wide open.
It's not as sharp or contrasty as modern lenses but has a nice feel, I've used one for several music videos and been pleased with the results. The 18-100 revised version is somewhat sharper and nicer all around if you can find one.
From Cooke's website
It is fairly heavy and will need bridge support. I have gone hand held with it before, but probably wouldn't again.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:05 PM
Phil do not buy this.... Those are photos I took of my own zoom taken in my house from when I sold the lens about 6 months ago. Cheeky **(obscenity removed)**ers! They even copied what I wrote on my auction!
On the other hand, amazing zoom. Beautiful look, soft and warm. Seemed like a good idea to get rid of it at the time but now I regret it. Oh well.
Watch out for the internets- lots of bad people out there.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:19 AM
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:40 AM