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Cinco de Mayo Event! Presented by ZGC Inc, Cooke Optics and Canon
May 5th 5:30pm at Vdieosmith, 200 Spring Garden Suite C, Philadelphia.

Visit ZGC & Cooke Optics at NAB2016
April 16 - 21 Booth #C8343 & C8344. Use our Guest Pass Code LV6376 to register.

Please join us for the FEBRUARY FREEZE Technology Showcase on February 9, 2016 from 3 to 8 PM at 800 Islington Ave, Toronto, ON.

Visit ZGC Inc at SIM Digital's Technology Showcase 10 Year Anniversay! January 29th, 2016 from 3 to 7 PM at One Atlantic Avenue, Suite 110, Toronto, ON, M6K 3E7.

ZGC - Invitation to Canon C300 MK II Launch Party! October 27th, 5:30PM - 9:00PM Resolution Rentals, Philly Photo Studio, 1021 N 3rd St #201, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Register for Canon Expo 2015 by special invitation only! September 11th & 12th. Use Access Code Code: IGZG4PPT to register.

Register for ZGC sponsored workshop, Alex Buono’s Visual Storytelling 2 in Philadelphia PA September 12th and Fairfield, NJ on Septhember 17th. Use ZGC Discount Code: AVS2ZGC to register.

Stop by ZGC / Cooke Optics booth 177 at SET Expo 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil August 25-27 and get a copy of our catalog on 4 GB flash drive.

Meet with Jeffrey Reyes and Juergen Schwinzer at Telemundo Expo Cine Video June 16-17, 2015 at World Trade Center, Mexico City.

Hope to see you at Cine Gear Expo June 4-7, 2015 at The Studios at Paramount Hollywood CA. ZGC and Cooke Optics will be at Booth #67. Free registration until May 30th.

Christine Brnic from ZGC - Cooke Optics Lenses will be at CINETECH Showcase, May 19th 2015, 4PM-9PM.

Meet Juergen Schwinzer from ZGC at CINEVERSE Atlanta Open House Saturday, May 16th, 2015.

Please join us for the J.L. Fisher, SOC, ICG & ASC 9th Annual Open House and BBQ on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 100 Isabel Streeet, Burbank CA. No RSVP required.


Cooke Optics appoints Rich Eilers as ZGC Director of Sales - Americas. Rich Eilers based at ZGC, brings the company 25 years’ TV production industry experience from working exclusively with Canon in a variety of senior sales roles. He most recently served as Canon's Director of Sales for its TV Production group, overseeing sales and relationships with the major TV networks in the United States. His vast knowledge spanning across the broadcast industry will benefit both ZGC and Cooke Optics

Rich Eilers

NEW Cooke Optics TV Channel

Cooke Optics TV contains interviews with some of the worlds renowned cinematographers, who share their advice and behind the scenes stories from their experiences throughout their careers. [more]

Place Beyond the Pines video

IBC 2015 - Les talks about the latest developments at Cooke Optics

 interview with Les Zellan at IBC 2015

Now Shipping Cooke 21mm miniS4/i Prime lens!

Cooke 21mm miniS4/i Prime lens

Cooke Optics new 65 mm Macro Anamorphic /i 2x Prime lens. The 65mm Macro has a close-up magnification ratio of 4.1:1. That's an area of 92 x 38 mm in real life. Check out the September 2015 article by Jon Fauer, Film & Digital Times: Cooke 65 mm MACRO Anamorphic /i 2x Prime

Cook 65 macro anamorphic 2x prime lens

 Cook 65 macro anamorphic 2x prime lens Cook 65 macro anamorphic 2x prime lens

NAB 2015 - Les talks about the latest developments at Cooke Optics - NAB 2015

 interview with Les Zellan at NAB 2015

NAB 2015 - Les talks Cooke Lenses

 interview with Les Zellan at NAB 2015

NAB 2015 - Cooke's New Anamorphic Zoom Aims to Add the Personality & Funkiness Back to Your Images

 interview with Les Zellan at NAB 2015

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

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.

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