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Panchro/i Classic FF

The famous Speed Panchro lens, re-invented for Full Frame

Focal length range: 18mm – 152mm (12 lenses)

Format: Full Frame

Mount: PL

Speed: T2.2

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Classic Cooke

In 1935, the Director of Photography of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer studios said, “… at least 50% of our productions are made with Speed Panchros.” A true icon, which first established the optical characteristics that would one day become known as the Cooke Look. Panchro/i Classic FF evolves this further with modern opto-mechanical design.

Perfectly Matched

Panchro/i Classic FF
18mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
21mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
25mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
27mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
32mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
40mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
50mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
65mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
75mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
100mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
135mm
Panchro/i Classic FF
152mm

Cooke Panchro/i Classic FF is a range of 12 lenses, key focal lengths having maximum aperture of T2.2. They are colour balanced and colour matched, ensuring consistency across the series.

*18mm available to order from April 2023

FEATURES

Control

The Panchro/i Classic FF optical performance enables them to be used at full aperture with superior control of flare, distortion and spherical aberration.

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Balanced

Colour balanced, colour matched and compatible with Cooke S8/i FF and S7/i FF, as well as other modern Cooke lenses.

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Timeless

The same coveted Cooke Look aesthetic as the now legendary Cooke Speed Panchro. Cinematographers talk about Panchro/i Classic as having qualities which enable to convey more emotion in their work, particularly with faces.

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Smarter

Cooke’s /i Technology enables cameras to automatically record key lens data for every frame shot, allowing post-production teams to access it digitally. Featuring key information on lens setting, focusing distance, aperture and depth-of-field, hyperfocal distance, serial number and more, it streamlines production and post and saves time and cost to eliminate guesswork.

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Handcrafted Precision

Modern and traditional grinding and polishing techniques are combined to achieve the highest level of precision. Edging and blackening are thoroughly performed to achieve accurate lens alignment and minimal flaring. Finally, lenses are meticulously assembled, exhaustively tested, checked and re-checked.

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Specification

The Panchro/i Classic FF comprises 12 prime lenses, with focal lengths from 18mm to 152mm. Optically designed to provide the classic renowned vintage Speed Panchro look of the 1920s combined with modern opto-mechanical design.

Ergonomically designed to have smooth and accurate travel – whilst utilising precision mechanics to provide a consistent feel in operation through the entire focus movement.

The Cooke /i Technology ecosystem provides critical lens metadata such as focus and iris position, as well as individually calibrated lens distortion and shading maps. Suitable for the most modern VFX applications such as Virtual Production shooting.

All Panchro/i Classic series primes have standardised 0.8 MOD focus and iris drive gears. All lenses in the series also feature a fixed common front diameter of 110mm.

The Panchro/i Classic series of prime lenses feature a nine-leaf linear module iris assembly.

Every Cooke lens is coated with a scratch resistant PTFE hard anodised finish, which provides a durable, hard-wearing surface to meet the most demanding environmental conditions.

All Panchro/i Classic FF primes cover Full Frame and Super35 formats and provide full apertures of T2.2-T22 (65mm Macro T2.4-T22, 100mm T2.6-T22, 135mm T2.8-T22 and 152mm T3-T22).

All lenses have factory calibrated focus scales with clearly identifiable distance marks.

Compact and suitable for all shooting applications.

All Panchro/i Classic prime lenses are colour balanced and colour matched – ensuring consistency across the series.

Precision PL mount with /i Technology electrical contacts.

All Panchro/i Classic series prime lenses are designed for full performance and reliability with a minimum of downtime.

Metric Imperial
 
18mm
21mm
25mm
27mm
32mm
40mm
50mm
65mm Macro
75mm
100mm
135mm
152mm
Aperture
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.4-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.6-T22
T2.8-T22
T3.0-T22
Iris rotation
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
Close focus1
300 mm
300 mm
350 mm
350 mm
350 mm
350 mm
400 mm
325 mm
700 mm
600 mm
850 mm
1,100 mm
Focus rotation
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
Length2
127 mm
127 mm
125 mm
127 mm
110 mm
103 mm
113 mm
199 mm
155 mm
161 mm
168 mm
168 mm
Front diameter
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
110 mm
Angle of view (FF)3
100°
92°
82°
78°
68°
57°
47°
37°
32°
25°
18°
16°
Angle of view (S35) 4
80°
72°
62°
58°
50°
41°
33°
27°
22°
16°
13°
12°
Weight5
2.2 kg
1.9 kg
2.0kg
2.1 kg
1.9 kg
1.5 kg
1.4 kg
2.8 kg
1.8 kg
1.8 kg
2.1 kg
2.1 kg
Filter thread
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
Aperture
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.4-T22
T2.2-T22
T2.6-T22
T2.8-T22
T3.0-T22
Iris rotation
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
Close focus1
11 in
11 in
13 in
13 in
13 in
13 in
16 in
13 in
2 ft 6 in
2 ft
2 ft 9 in
3 ft 6 in
Focus rotation
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
Length2
5 in
5 in
4.9 in
5 in
4.3 in
4.1 in
4.4 in
7.8 in
6.1 in
6.3 in
6.6 in
6.6 in
Front diameter
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
4.3 in
Angle of view (FF)3
100°
92°
82°
78°
68°
57°
47°
37°
32°
25°
18°
16°
Angle of view (S35) 4
80°
72°
62°
58°
50°
41°
33°
27°
22°
16°
13°
12°
Weight5
4.8 lbs
4.1 lbs
4.4 lbs
4.6 lbs
4.1 lbs
3.3 lbs
3 lbs
6.1 lbs
3.9 lbs
3.9 lbs
4.6 lbs
4.6 lbs
Filter thread
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
M105 x 0.75
1Minimum marked object distance (measured from sensor plane) . 2From the front of the lens to the lens mount. 3Maximum diagonal angle of view for Full Frame formats. 4Maximum diagonal angle of view for Super35 formats. 5Total weight of the lens including base PL mount.
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