Love that Flare!

The Cooke Panchro mini S4/i Primes uncoated (T2.8 to T22 aperture)

I got a chance to direct two projects with these lenses this year. They are quickly becoming my favorite primes to use for Fashion & Narrative.  I've rented these from Fletcher Detroit and Radiant Images in LA.

Cooke Panchro Uncoated Footage:

If your looking for “organic aesthetic”.  This is the lens package for you.  Giving you a vintage look without the fear of falling apart because they are newer than other lenses that give you comparable results. To increase the dreamy effect even more, we used a set of ultracons as well.

These handy Mini S4 primes have uncoated front and rear elements. Take a look at some of the screenshots as well as the reel to get a glimpse of the low contrast, softer detail, and increased flare distinctiveness that result from the use of uncoated elements.

The lenses I used for both projects I worked on were: 18mm, 25mm, 32mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm. It's important to note that if you are shooting on an Epic and using the Red Matte Box, these lenses won't work well with it... I had to rent the Arri LMB-5 4x5.65 Clip-On Mattebox System, which is only 60 dollars a day.


Screenshots from Red Cine X

 

The lenses

The Cooke Panchro mini S4/i Primes uncoated (T2.8 to T22 aperture)