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Events

Visit ZGC & Cooke Optics at NAB2015
April 13 - 16 Booth #C8643. Use our Guest Pass Code LV2887 to register. Offer expires March 27, 2015



Visit ZGC Inc at SIM Digital's Technology Showcase January 29th, 2015 in Toronto.



Stop by ZGC / Cooke Optics booth at SET Expo, Sao Paulo, Brazil August 24-27 and get a copy of our catalog on 4 GB flash drive.



Visit ZGC at Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles Booth #67 June 6 - June 7, 2014. Free Exhibit Registration until May 25th.



Stop by ZGC's booth and say "hello" to Juergen Schwinzer at Telemundo Expo Cine Video 2014 in Mexico City, June 3-6, 2014.



Register for ZGC sponsored workshop, Vincent Laforet's Directing Motion Tour 2014 in Fairfield, NJ on May 8th. Use ZGC Discount Code: DMTZGC to register.



Visit ZGC & Cooke Optics at NAB2014
April 8 - 11 Booth #C6143 & #C6144. Use our Guest Pass Code LV7387 to register. Offer expires March 21, 2014



Spring Meet-Up Event, Wednesday, March 19th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Join lenslends.com, Canon USA, and ZGC Inc. at our spring meet-up with Philadelphia Productions! RSVP.



Visit ZGC Inc at SIM Digital's Technology Showcase January 30th, 2014 in Toronto.



Come join the discussion. Les Zellan will present a look at the evolution and role of lens manufacturing in the motion picture industry at the Sony CineAlta Forum on Jan 9, 2014 6:30PM to 8:80PM. 55 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022



News

Cinec 2014 -Les Zellan discusses Cooke Optics and its impact on the film and TV industry at Cinec 2014.



 interview with Les Zellan at Cinec 2014



IBC 2014 -Les Zellan discusses Cooke Optics /i Square Technology and Cooke Optics Metrology Lens Test equipment at IBC 2014.



 interview with Les Zellan at IBC 2014



IBC 2014 -Les Zellan discusses Cooke's expanding range of popular anamorphic lenses at IBC 2014.



 interview with Les Zellan at IBC 2014



Jeffrey A. Reyes has joined ZGC as Directory of Sales for the Americas. Jeffrey brings with him 18 years of sales and customer service experience as well as 12 years of production experience. He recetnly served 6 years at ARRI as Director of Sales for Latin America. See more ...



Jeffrey A. Reyes ZGC Director of Sales for the Americas


NAB 2014 - Les Zellan on how a big plan for some new anamorphic funkiness came together at last year's NAB.



 interview with Les Zellan at NAB 2014



See Test Footage of the New Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses on Vimeo

2K Cooke Anamorphic/i TEST FOOTAGE

2K version of London test footage can be downloaded from WeTransfer
2K version of Paris test footage can be downloaded from WeTransfer

/i Technology: software upgrade for all ALEXA cameras
Arri soon to release public software update 9.0 (after IBC) allowing any ALEXA camera to communicate with /i Technology lenses. (Check with Arri for latest updates.)

New Software Upgrade available for Arri Alexa XT Plus now supports Cooke's /i Technology. The new software provides direct lens metadata capture through contacts in the camera's PL mount. You can download the ALEXA XT software Update Packet 81. (ALEXA XT & XR Module Upgrades) and release notes here.

Alexa XT camera with Cooke 5i lens and /i Technology support

2013 NAB Cooke Optics interviews with Les Zellan


 interview with Les Zellan at NAB 2013


 interview witj Les Zellan at NAB 2013


 interview with Les Zellan at NAB 2013


On February 9, 2012, Cooke Optics was awarded an Oscar statuette “for their continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century. Since their first series of motion picture lenses, Cooke Optics has continued to create optical innovations decade after decade. Producing what is commonly referred to as the “Cooke Look,” these lenses have often been the lens of choice for creative cinematographers worldwide.”


Cooke Optics Academy Award group

Congratulations to Cooke Optics for their /i Technology!
Congratulations to all the 2012 Cinec Award winners.


Cinec Award winners 2012 including Cooke Optics

A Cooke Look Back - Timeline of Cooke Cine Lens History - by Barbara Lowry
"The recent surge of interest in Cooke Series II and III and other classic lenses suggested the time was right for this article. ..."

Cooke Look Back Timeline


Timur Civan: "...shot on Cooke. Mix of iPanchros and 18-100 T3 Varotal. Yes .... that's Cookie Monster. :) It was the most fun day of work ever."


Cookie Monster video


Ryan Patrick O'Hara: "Silly little music video shot on Epic and Cooke Panchro/i primes. Must say, I love going into a color session not having to worry about matching lenses. The little CC that we did was easily transferable from one shot to the other because Cooke lenses match so well. No wasted time matching lenses, which makes the whole process take no time at all. Thanks Cooke/ZGC!"


Trapdoor Social Interia music video


Man and Beast- Shot exclusively with the Canon EOS C500 Camera


Man and Beast Canon EOS C500


2012 CineGear Expo Cooke Optics interview with Les Zellan by Production Hub TV


Les interview CG2012


2012 NAB SHOW Cooke Optics interview with Les Zellan by Production Hub


Production Hub interview of Les Zellan at NAB 2012


2012 NAB SHOW Cooke Optics interview with Les Zellan by Studio Daily


interview Les Zellan at NAB 2012


Check out this commercial filmed using Cooke Panchro/i lenses with uncoated front elements (minus the flashback scenes).


uncoated panchro commercial


ZGC is pleased to announce: MTF Services Ltd. awarded the seal of approvial by The Guild of Television Cameramen. The Award is for MTF's Nikon to Sony F3 lens adaptor, which allows the use of any Nikon mounted lens on the F3 camera. With this adapter, users can buy the camera body only and use their existing Nikon glass.


Mike Tapa receiving MTF Award


MTF Director Mike Tapa said, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award. MTF is a relatively new company with a small team so we are extremely proud that our work has been recognized by the Guild. The GTC Awards, sponsored by the Vitec Group, and in association with Zerb, were presented on 11 May 2012 in Birmingham as part of the Guild of Television Cameramen's 40th anniversary celebrations.”

ZGC welcomes Juergen Schwinzer to our team!


Juegen at NAB2012 picture


Robert Richardson, ADC Oscar Winner for Best Cinematography for Hugo. Congratulations on your well-deserved Oscar!


Bob Richardson picture


Sensible Digital Cinema: The Cooke 5/i Primes from Inspiration Studios on Vimeo.


Sensible Digital Cinema: The Cooke 5/i Primes from Inspiration Rentals on Vimeo.



Martin Scorsese's new 3D movie, "Hugo" shot using all 3 families of Cooke lenses, 5/i, S4/i, Panchro/i.
First major movie using /i Technology (metadata) and Transvideo CineMonitorHD 3D View /i monitors.


If you aren't able to find what you need please give us a call at 973-335-4460 or email us at sales@zgc.com We carry many more items than you see on our website.


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