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keithlango
03-21-2018, 08:24 PM
Since it's a perfect lens for micros, pockets and other smaller sensor cameras, I'll share my eBay listing here.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cooke-Varokinetal-9-50mm-t2-5-CINE-zoom-PL-ARRI-BMPocket-BMMicro-D16-RED-/253488698683

I have it listed for $1890 obo, but for forum members here I'll gladly sell it for $1700. PM me if you're interested.
It's an awesome lens with that coveted classic Cooke Look.

-k

Asyndeton
03-21-2018, 09:13 PM
Unf, wish I had the money.

keithlango
03-22-2018, 02:20 AM
Unf, wish I had the money.

Well if you find some spare change in an old pair of jeans and get it I'd be willing to drive it down to you. Portland ain't that far and it would give me a chance to check in with some buddies down at Laika. :)

Asyndeton
03-30-2018, 07:06 PM
Well if you find some spare change in an old pair of jeans and get it I'd be willing to drive it down to you. Portland ain't that far and it would give me a chance to check in with some buddies down at Laika. :)

I'm actually going to be doing a gig next week that could cover the cost but don't think it's a good financial move at the moment, haha.. Do you have any footage examples you've shot with it?

keithlango
03-31-2018, 05:00 AM
Yeah, I shot this on a RED Epic-X in 2k mode last week as an example.... https://vimeo.com/261428606


https://vimeo.com/261428606

keithlango
04-06-2018, 08:14 PM
Not for nothing, but this lens would look absolutely AMAZING on the new Pocket 4k that was just announced.

Just sayin'.... ;)

Denny Smith
04-06-2018, 08:50 PM
Keith, you are saying this lens covered the Pocket camera sensor at 9mm without vignetting, or Dark edges?
Cheers

keithlango
04-06-2018, 09:00 PM
Keith, you are saying this lens covered the Pocket camera sensor at 9mm without vignetting, or Dark edges?
Cheers

It did vignette to about 11mm. From there it was clear sailing. Which makes sense because the S16 conversion for this lens bumped it from 9mm to 10.6mm on the widest end. That little bit of width comes at a $2500 premium, though (those S16 conversions is expensive!).
You could crop to 2.4:1 if you zoomed up from 9mm just a smidge (10 at the most), if I recall. I don't have a pocket here to verify, so this is from memory. So at the very widest end this lens would mostly look amazing on the new (and old) Pocket. But from 11 on up it would verifiably look amazing all the time. :D

Denny Smith
04-07-2018, 12:47 AM
Thanks Keith.
Cheers