Highlight Tech: Cooke Panchro Primes
These beautiful new PL-mount primes are truly amazing; so amazing that they were used on Martin Scorsese’s new film, Hugo. Built like tanks, and offering cinema-grade glass designed for motion with minimal breathing, all at an affordable price point and in a small form factor, Cooke’s Panchro primes are a great solution for filmmakers demanding pro performance on a budget.
Each lens comes with numerous and clear index marks. They are color matched to Cooke’s S4i (which we will also have in the next couple of months) and 5/i prime collections, and include the /i Technology, providing lens data per frame for downstream post production on compatible cameras (among the ones we carry, the ARRI ALEXA, RED MX and Epic and Sony F3).
The t/2.8 speed allows for a strikingly compact size, providing a nice weight distribution balance on the new breed of smaller cinema cameras that have burst onto the scene (like the EPIC, the forthcoming Scarlet X and C300, and the FS100 and AF100 with PL-mount adapters we rent).
The 25mm, 32mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm go for $70/day, $55/additonal day, $90/weekend and $210/week, while the 18mm goes for $75/day, $60/additonal day, $95/weekend and $225/week.