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Ed Lachman, ASC, Uses Cooke Speed Panchros, Rehoused by TLS for Shooting Wonderstruck

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Published: 18-01-2018

Ed Lachman, ASC, Uses TLS Rehoused Cooke Speed Panchros for Shooting Wonderstruck

As published in Studio Daily, TLS is pleased to share an excerpt from their article "Ed Lachman, ASC, on Shooting Wonderstruck‘s Double Narrative". When asked what lenses Ed Lachman used to shoot the cinematic look of the 1920s and 1970s, he explains:

"I have a set of Cooke Speed Panchros that I had rehoused by a very good company in London called TLS — True Lens Services, not to be confused with the Times Literary Supplement. They use the same mechanics as the Cooke s4s, so they work much better than the originals but you get that great original glass. I actually still had some Cooke and Angenieux zooms from the 70s and 80s. Here’s an interesting thing: I found out from Angenieux that the old glass in these lenses had more lead in it back then, and that probably captured a somewhat different feeling in the contrasts. So I used my 20–100 [and] 20–60. They’re slower lenses, like 3:1. Then the 25–250 was an Angenieux T3.5 HR lens."

For the full article, please visit the Studio Daily article. Images and excerpt, from Studio Daily. 

DoP Ed Lachman and camera operator Peter Agliata