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Thank you for sharing this comparison! The bokeh comparison is a huge Cooke characteristic that doesn't cross over-I was curious about two other Cooke characteristics: the inherent warmth that helps skin tones and the subtle shift in perspective that occurs while racking. Do you have video/photos comparing skin tones b/w these lenses or any footage of each lens racking focus on the same subject? 

Overall you make a strong case to consider the SLR Magics. Thanks!

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I need to give Cooke's another shot i think. After hearing so much positive about them I finally got a chance to use them over the summer and wasn't super impressed (same line as yours). Most couldn't get perfectly sharp (when focusing 1:1 on an epic) and many seemed not calibrated for focus marks (which happens to all lenses, so that was just a negative experience in general) I'm guessing the rental house maybe just didn't take care of them. Anyways thanks for the review/comparison.

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I would like to see it compared to the nikkor 50 1.2 (300€) and the nikkor 50 2 ai(30€). The second one isn't a stellar performer when compared to expensive modern lenses but it's a very cinematic lens with smooth bokeh and all the sharpness you need wideopen, (I picked these two cause theyre the ones I use)

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