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Cooke MiniS4 Prime Lenses

The miniS4/i Primes (T2.8 to T22 aperture) incorporate everything that today's filmmakers require: smaller, lighter-weight lenses that offer the same resolution, optical quality and reliability as the S4/i lenses at T2.8 speed.

High performance

The same exceptional resolution and optical quality as the S4/i, but at a lower price point


Enjoy a smaller, lighter lens without compromising on quality


All Cooke lenses are colour matched, meaning miniS4/i and S4/i lenses can be mixed on a shoot with full confidence that the images will match


Automatically record key lens data for each frame shot with /i Technology

See the Range

MiniS4 Showreel

Watch our showreel showcasing the latest to be shot on the Cooke MiniS4/i Prime.

Test Footage

MiniS4/i test film

Test Footage

MiniS4/i test film

Test Footage

MiniS4/i test film

Test Footage

MiniS4/i test film

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Cooke’s /i Technology enables film and digital cameras to automatically record key lens data such as focusing distance, aperture and depth-of-field for every frame shot and provide it to post-production teams digitally. Streamlining production and post, it saves time and cost while eliminating guesswork and enabling greater creative freedom.


Shot on Cooke miniS4


No Loss No Gain

  • Credits
    • No Loss No Gain
    • Director of Photography: John Sedlack and Kate Steinhebel

Handcrafted Innovation

We use traditional polishing techniques to ensure the highest level of precision.

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An essential ingredient of lens manufacturing is consistent, persistent and accurate measurements.

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Minerals are evaporated at a high temperature in a vacuum to deposit a thin film onto the glass.

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Edging ensures that the glass diameters are perfectly round.ass diameters are perfectly round.

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A seamless process in which lenses are assembled according to specific measurements, checked, cleaned, tweaked and rechecked.

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All Features

Optical Design

The miniS4/I series comprises of 10 Prime Lenses which are designed to provide maximum performance at full aperture with superior control of flare, distortion and spherical aberration – ensuring the Cooke Look remains across the series


All miniS4/i prime lenses cover Super 35mm formats

Focus Movement

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

/i Technology

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 MiniS4/I series Primes have standardised 0.8 MOD focus and Iris drive gears. Most lenses in the series also feature a fixed common front diameter of 87mmm (The 18mm Lens features a 110mm front diameter)

Weight/Size Ratio

Compact and suitable for all shooting applications

Colour Balance

All miniS4/i prime lenses are colour balanced and colour matched – ensuring consistency across the series


The MiniS4/I series of prime lenses feature an eight-leaf linear module iris assembly. Providing an aperture range of T2.8-T22

Focus Scales

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

Camera Mounts

Precision PL Mount with /i Technology Electrical Contacts

External Finish

Durable and Hard wearing surface finish to meet the needs of the most demanding environmental conditions

Reliability and Service

All miniS4/I series prime lenses are designed for full performance and reliability with a minimum of downtime


T-Stop Range
Angular Rotation of Iris Scale
Min. Marked Object Distance
Close Focus from Lens Front
Angular Rotation to MOD Endstop
Max. Diagonal Angle of View for Super 35 Format
Length from Front of Lens to Lens Mount
Max Front Diameter
Total Weight
250 mm 10 in250 mm 10 in250 mm 10 in300 mm 12 in440 mm 16 in500 mm 20 in700 mm 27 in750 mm 30 in900 mm 36 in1000 mm 39 in
80 mm 3 in80 mm 3 in93 mm 4 in139 mm 5 in240 mm 9.5 in311 mm 12 in500 mm 20 in564 mm 22 in711 mm 28 in790 mm 31 in
120 mm 4.72 in110 mm 4.33 in106 mm 4.17 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in137 mm 5.39 in135 mm 5.32 in137 mm 5.39 in137 mm 5.39 in157.8 mm 6.211 in
110 mm 4.33 in87 mm 3.43 in87 mm 3.43 in87 mm 3.43 in87 mm 3.43 in87 mm 3.43 in87 mm 3.43 in87 mm 3.43 in87 mm 3.43 in87 mm 3.43 in
1.3 kg 2.86 lbs1.56 kg 3.44 lbs1.4 kg 3.08 lbs1.60 kg 3.52 lbs1.7 kg 3.74 lbs1.50 kg 3.30 lbs1.6 kg 3.52 lbs1.6 kg 3.52 lbs1.60 kg 3.52 lbs1.80 kg 3.96 lbs