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Tradition of Innovation

For over 100 years, Cooke has been at the centre of the filmmaking business, listening to the community of which we are a part. We lead by introducing new products such as /i Technology, and we remember our success is built on a simple idea - do what the filmmaker needs.

  • Credits
    • Apocalypse Now
    • Director of Photography: Vittorio Storaro

Cooke History

Cooke has a rich history, with origins as far back as 1893. Learn more about our legacy of innovative lens design and manufacture.

Shakleton, Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Our Factory

Each Cooke lens is handcrafted at our factory in Leicester, UK. With generations from the same family working alongside one another, we’re founded over 100 years of tradition, expertise and state-of-the-art technology. Classic methods, precise insights and craftsmanship come together to produce the Cooke Look.


Our People

Learn more about our team of experts.

Cooke Optics Leadership Team

The Cooke Look

Discover what defines the unique rendering of a Cooke lens and the heritage, innovation and craft behind them.