MPS Studios – a full-service rental house specializing in grip, lighting, and camera equipment, as well as sound stages, with offices located in Dallas, Austin, and Denver – has added the Cooke 180mm Anamorphic to its ever-growing inventory.
The 180mm is one of 10 various focal lengths that make up the Cooke Anamorphic/i Special Flair lens series. These lenses allow for next-level visuals when it comes to flare, bokeh, and aberration, offering remarkable optical and mechanical performance over the entire field of view.
Equipped with the /i “intelligent” Technology, the 180mm Anamorphic is designed for all PL mounted professional motion picture film and electronic cameras. The /i Technology is a feature that enables film and digital cameras to automatically record key lens and camera data, such as lens setting, aperture and depth-of-field, focusing distance, hyperfocal distance, and more, captured frame by frame – for use in post-production and real-time displays. This technology streamlines both production and post, which saves significant time and cost and takes out the guesswork while allowing for greater creative freedom.
Another great feature about the 180mm is that it comes with the Cooke Look®, which, according to the Cooke website, is “a sharp, subtle, smooth rendering that provides dimensionality and high contrast, and pleases the eye.” It has certainly caught the attention of Austin-based DP Peter Simonite.
“I recently shot with the Cooke Anamorphics from MPS on a commercial project for Amazon. The 180mm is a beautiful addition to the Cooke set,” Simonite said. “I love the clarity and the unique character of these lenses, and especially the look of the 180mm. When we put the 180mm up, everyone behind the monitors was thrilled.”
MPS’s 180mm is one of just a few in the United States. Also available at MPS are the 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm MACRO, 75mm, 100mm, and 135mm focal lengths – just one lens shy of the complete set.
“It’s great having tools like this in Texas so I can deliver the quality the directors I work with are looking for,” added Simonite. MPS is proud to now offer the Cooke 180mm Anamorphic lens to further its never-ceasing support of Texas filmmakers and beyond.
ABOUT MPS STUDIOS
For nearly 40 years, MPS Studios has provided the equipment and support services to production companies making movies, commercials, and television shows. A staff of highly specialized, factory-trained, and industry-savvy technicians provides world-class service to clients around the corner and around the globe. The company offers cameras, lighting/grip/electric, sound stages, and lighting repair. Inventory includes ARRI ALEXA Mini, ARRI ALEXA EV and Plus, RED Weapons and Dragons, hundreds of lenses, and thousands of filters. Lighting inventory includes ARRI M-series HMI’s, Kino Flo, Mole Richardson. Contact MPS Camera & Lighting Austin, MPS Studios Dallas, or MPS Denver to have a rental package customized for your next project. www.mpsfilm.com