Cooke PANCHRO/i 18mm T2.8 PL Mount Cinema Lens Like New
Cooke PANCHRO/i 18mm T2.8 PL Mount Cinema Lens in Excellent USED Condition Cooke Lenses are some of the best lenses in the world, Established in England in 1894 Professional and Aspiring Filmmakers alike praise their quality!
The original Cooke Speed Panchro, designed by Horace W Lee in the 1920s, was a cine prime lens that chromatically enhanced an image when filming under restricted illumination. Developed several years before â€˜talkiesâ€™ came into being, the advent of sound films created a great demand for faster lenses because arc lamps could no longer be used, making much existing equipment obsolete. Cooke Speed Panchros combined a relative aperture as wide as f2.0 with an angular field of view and definition previously impossible with much smaller apertures. They quickly gained a worldwide reputation for quality cinema production and were widely used throughout the 20th century.