Cooke Optics and Thales Angenieux to join forces at NAB 2010

Leicester, UK – 15 March 2010 – Cooke Optics Ltd., the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, and Thales Angenieux, the leader in the design and development of the most prestigious zoom lenses in the film world, will announce an exciting working partnership at NAB 2010.

Both companies have impressive track records for innovation and development in the field of acquisition, and the partnership announcement underlines each company’s drive to bring the best technology to the film community.

“We have a great respect for Cooke Optics’ history and their focus on the future, which our respective companies share,” said Philippe Parain, Managing Director, Thales Angenieux, France. “By joining forces on this exciting project, we are bringing together two of the film industry’s most experienced names to enhance the film workflow process.”

“We have known the team at Thales Angenieux for a long time, and it is a delight to be working closely with them on this new project,” said Les Zellan, Chairman, Cooke Optics. “Working together can only strengthen our offering to our customers.”

Visitors to NAB 2010 can find out more by visiting the Cooke Optics and Thales Angenieux booths during the show.

In addition, Cooke will be demonstrating its new 5/i Prime lenses and the Panchro by Cooke Series, which were launched at IBC 2009, as well as the iconic Cooke 4/i Prime lenses.

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Representatives from Cooke Optics and Thales Angenieux will be available during NAB 2010 to discuss the announcement. If you would like to make a booth appointment please contact

About Cooke Optics, LTD.
Cooke is a storied name in both cinematographic and the 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. Features in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include Hamlet 2, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Angels and Demons. Television shows in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include 30 Rock, True Blood, Trauma, Community, Back, Journeyman, State of Mind, Life, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, Monk and Entourage.

About Thales Angenieux
Thales Angenieux offers a full complement of high precision lenses for a wide range of broadcast and video production applications, including: Optimo Series Lenses for the most demanding HDTV and 35mm production applications; High Definition (HD) Series cine-style, wide angle and studio lenses; High Resolution (HR) Series wide angle and all-purpose ENG lenses including economically priced HD-e series; Studio and Sports/Outside Broadcast (OB) lenses. For more information on Thales Angenieux e-mail or visit

Cooke Optics media contacts:
Europe & APAC – Wendy Mattock, Bubble & Squeak
e: t: +44 (0)20 7287 4656 m: +44 (0)7912 300231
US – Chris Purse, Bubble & Squeak
e: t: +1 818.508.0450 m: +1 323.806.9696

Thales Angenieux media contact:
Sara Chaput, LRG
t : +1 845-358-1801