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Cooke 20-120 pros and cons

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#1 Andrew Payne

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 08:36 PM

Hi all, if you've shot with this lens, what are your thoughts about it (good and bad)?

 

If anyone has a link to footage with this lens that they can share, I'd be interested to see it.

 


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:22 PM

Do you mean the Cooke 20-100 t3.1? If so, it's a lovely lens, built like a tank, and exhibits that 'swirly bokeh' that people seem to like so much once you get past around 85mm


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#3 Shawn Sagady

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:08 AM

Legendary lens that was used a ton of movies.


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#4 Giray Izcan

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:36 AM


I shot this film on 20-100.
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#5 Wiliam Cardoza

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 02:11 AM

Giray - lady in the white dress ~ creepy. Not to get off topic but did you do a quick day for night shot there towards the end?  BTW love that lens.


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#6 Giray Izcan

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 02:37 AM

I did. Thank you. I shot it on Fujifilm Eterna 500t and Eterna Vivid 250d.
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#7 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 02:37 AM

One con might be the size of the image circle, which is only slightly larger than 28mm diameter at the wide end, just barely covering 1.78 in S35. The front rectangular mask sometimes needs to be removed so as not to vignette. It's a large and heavy zoom, definitely not hand-hold friendly.

Getting a bit old in the tooth, but mechanically very well made, and relatively easy to service.
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#8 Giray Izcan

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 03:02 AM

I shoot s35. The front matte is removed, and have no issues with any aspect ratio.
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