Robert White has announced that it now has stock of Cooke Optics triple convertible large format lenses.
Cooke PS945 229mm f/4.5 portrait lens
The PS945 lens is a versatile visioning tool. Wide open, at f/4.5, you will see a beautiful glow in the highlights with no loss of sharpness or resolution. Stop down the lens to f/11 and higher and note the stunning look of the out of focus areas of your image. The characteristics of this lens are unlike any other. The original design of this lens is from the vintage Pinkham & Smith Visual Quality Series IV Soft Focus Lens used by early 20th century master impressionist photographers.
These talented photographers made soft focus photography an art form using, most notably, Pinkham & Smith lenses, yet today, this original lens design offers much more. Use the Cooke PS945 to capture portraits, fashion, landscapes, weddings and for artistic experimentation. It lends an emotion to product shots that you just can't achieve afterward in Photoshop.
Cooke XVatriple convertible lens copal 3
The Series XVa has the same classic lines and the same focal length combinations as the original Cooke Series XV lens that Adams used to capture fourteen of his most famous images, including "Moonrise." Cooke's redesign of the popular classic maintains the favourite characteristics of the original lens while incorporating new features requested by contemporary photographers including focal lengths of 311mm (front + rear), 646mm (front cell only) and 476mm (rear cell only).
The Series XVa is colour balanced for today's film stocks, and features the renowned Cooke multicoating with no flaring and no ghosting.The Dynamic Scale Ring features three easily readable f stop scales on one dialable ring for the three lens combinations (front + rear, front only, rear only). The lens and this innovative ring easily attach to any recent vintage Copal #3 shutter.
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