The lens completes the T2.9 Varotal/i FF series that was launched last year.
All Varotal/i FF zooms deliver the Cooke Look, offering natural, flattering skin tone and character, and match Cooke S8/i FF and S7/i FF prime lenses.
The 19-40mm lens is the widest of the three Varotal/i FFs and slightly lighter at 7.7 pounds. (The 30-95mm and 85-215mm Varotals each weigh 8.8 pounds.) As the widest zoom with suitable close focus of 320mm, the new lens is ideal for Steadicam work, allowing the camera operator to obtain fluid moving shots while getting close to the subject.
Cooke /i Technology connectivity is provided to both camera and the Lemo connection on the side of the lens.
“We are immensely proud to complete the Varotal/i FF range with this new wide zoom,” says Tim Pugh, CEO of Cooke Optics. “This cutting-edge series gives even more flexibility to creatives in choosing how to tell their stories, offering the Cooke Look in a zoom range to match our celebrated primes.”