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Leicester, UK – 2 November 2023 – Cooke® Optics is set to wow audiences at EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2023 as it showcases the versatility of its cutting-edge lenses by bridging the gap between virtual and physical spaces. In partnership with Sony and supported by EZTrack, Cooke’s latest full-frame and zoom lenses will combine with brand new camera technology, LED wall displays, mixed reality sets and real-time CG pre-visualisation tools to reveal the latest possibilities for modern productions.                                                                                                                      

In addition to Cooke’s Stand in the Market area of the main hub of the Festival at CKK Jordanki, which will present a selection of Cooke’s leading lens ranges including Panchro/i Classic FF and the new mirrorless SP3, the company will also reprise its exclusive test environment at the historic Hotel 1231 in Torun Old Town.

Cinematographers will have the opportunity to test Cooke’s flagship S8®/i Full Frame prime lenses and Varotal®/i Full Frame zoom lenses with the recently announced Sony BURANO full frame CineAlta camera as well as the Sony VENICE 2, on a mixed reality set. Sony will also provide the latest in LED wall technology with the Crystal LED Verona.

Also on display will be the revolutionary system that allows for the merging of on-set images with CG elements in real time. Presented on the 1.8x full frame Anamorphic/i and utilising Cooke’s /i® technology interfaced with EZtrack’s aggregator, this demonstration shows how live, accurate in-camera anamorphic visualisation is now viable – giving cinematographers and directors the confidence that a shot has worked, not in days or hours, but instantly.

Cooke will run a series of Open House sessions, please visit Cooke website to sign up. You can also register for these sessions through EnergaCAMERIMAGE booking system.

For individual booking requests please email Carey Duffy, Cooke’s Director of Product Experiences, at

EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2023 takes place from 11-18 November 2023 in Torun, Poland.

Hotel 1231 is located at Przedzamcze 6 in the heart of Torun Old Town, just ten minutes’ walk away from the main Festival venue and amid the festival screening locations.

photo by Anna Rusiłko

About Cooke Optics, LTD

Cooke is a storied name in both cinematographic and ultra-high-end professional photography markets. Known worldwide for their precision, exacting tolerances and superior quality, Cooke lenses are specified by many of the world’s most respected cinematographers. Cooke is also the developer behind /i Technology, the protocol enabling vital lens and camera information to be captured and passed digitally to post-production teams. Cooke was honoured with a 2013 Academy Award® of Merit (an Oscar® statuette) for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses. 

Features in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include Asteroid City, Christopher, Matilda the Musical, Purple Hearts, The Batman, Poker Face, Birds of Paradise, The Mauritian, The French Dispatch, Bombshell, Little Women and The Irishman.

Television shows in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include The Last of Us, Obi Wan Kenobi, Euphoria, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Fate: The Winx Saga, The Luminaries, Am I Being Unreasonable?, The Umbrella Academy, Dead to Me, Lost in Space, Watchmen, Star Trek: Picard, Hunters, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The Wonder, Chernobyl, Seven Wonders, One Planet and Altered Carbon. “Cooke®”, “/i®”, “S8®” and “Varotal®” are registered trademarks of Cooke Optics Limited.

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