Edward Lachman: Cooke Panchro Primes I

From American Cinematographer, Mad-Dog Englishman by David E. Williams (November 1999)

Lachman used Moviecam Compacts on The Limey, generally fitted with his personal set of Series II and III Cooke Speed Panchro primes.

"Those lenses were made 30 years ago, which contributed to the look of the film. The Cookes don't have the contrast, definition, or multicoatings that a modern lens like a Primo has. They're softer and more forgiving, so we didn't use any diffusion. Steven also liked the lens flares we'd sometimes get with them. At night, though, I'd use Zeiss Superspeeds."

- Edward Lachman, ASC

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