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Panchro/i Classic S35

The famous Speed Panchro look lenses for Super35

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

Format: S35

Mount: PL

Speed: T2.2

 

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Classic Cooke

The growing demand for vintage Cooke Speed Panchro lenses from the 1920s to 1960s prompted us to introduce a modern re-design of these heritage lenses for Super35 cameras, true to the original classic look of the legendary Speed Panchro but with all the benefits of contemporary glass and technology.

Perfectly Matched

Panchro/i Classic S35
18mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
21mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
25mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
27mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
32mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
40mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
50mm
Panchro/i Classic S35 Macro
65mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
75mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
100mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
135mm
Panchro/i Classic S35
152mm

Cooke Panchro/i Classic S35 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.

FEATURES

Control

The Panchro/i Classic S35 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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Showreel

A selection of productions shot on Cooke Panchro/i Classic lenses.

Panchro/i Classic S35 test footage

Cooke in Adventure of Beauty

Cinematography by Lina Margaitytė.

Panchro/i Classic S35 test footage

Michael Lindsay & Brendan McGinty

Test footage of the Panchro/i Classic 50mm & 75mm lenses showing characteristics commonly associated with Cooke re-housed Speed Panchros. DOP's Michael Lindsay & Brendan McGinty, AC's Dan Di Martino & Charlie Perera, Editor Paul Gardner.

Test Footage

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Showreel

A selection of productions shot on Cooke Panchro/i Classic lenses.

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Panchro/i Classic S35 test footage : Cooke in Adventure of Beauty

Cinematography by Lina Margaitytė.

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Panchro/i Classic S35 test footage : Michael Lindsay & Brendan McGinty

Test footage of the Panchro/i Classic 50mm & 75mm lenses showing characteristics commonly associated with Cooke re-housed Speed Panchros. DOP's Michael Lindsay & Brendan McGinty, AC's Dan Di Martino & Charlie Perera, Editor Paul Gardner.

Credits: Panchro/i Classic S35

The Irishman

Director of Photography: Rodrigo Prieto ASC AMC

2019

The Marksman

Director of Photography: Chris Menges BSC ASC

2021

Motherless Brooklyn

Director of Photography: Dick Pope BSC

2019

Supernova

Director of Photography: Dick Pope BSC

2020

Fugitive Dreams

Director of Photography: Peter Simonite ASC

2020

Panchro/i Classic Quotes

“When I am looking at lenses my first impression is always about how skin tone renders. Other things I look for include lens resolution, barrel distortion, flaring, fall-off and bokeh. It was the Panchro/i Classic lenses that gave me a look that was true to the intentions of the directors. I knew that the Panchro Classic was my lens.”

Mecky Creus | Director of Photography
Panchro/i Classic Quotes

“The Cooke lenses have got a couple of features I love and make them my first choice. The first is the gentle yet pristine imagery. Also, their great tonal separation gives the images a cinematic look even without proper lighting; that alone is a big advantage for cinematographers. Lastly, the way it handles flares and how it makes them beautiful and pleasing to the eyes is one of the best features a flare-loving director or cinematographer can ever ask for.”

Kagho Idhebor | Director of Photography

Specification

The Panchro/i Classic S35 comprises 12 Prime Lenses with focal lengths from 18mm to 152mm. Optically designed to provide the classic and 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 primes cover 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.

Technical Data

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
200 mm
200 mm
200 mm
175 mm
225 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
87 mm
92 mm
92 mm
92 mm
92 mm
118 mm
118 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
110mm
110 mm
110 mm
Angle of view (S35) 3
81º
73º
62º
58º
50º
42º
33º
27º
22º
16º
13º
12º
Weight4
1.6 kg
1.5 kg
1.5 kg
1.5 kg
1.1 kg
1.4 kg
1.5 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
8 in
8 in
8 in
7 in
9 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
3.4 in
3.6 in
3.6 in
3.6 in
3.6 in
4.6 in
4.6 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
4.3in
4.3 in
4.3 in
Angle of view (S35) 3
81º
73º
62º
58º
50º
42º
33º
27º
22º
16º
13º
12º
Weight4
3.5 lbs
3.3 lbs
3.3 lbs
3.3 lbs
2.4 lbs
3 lbs
3.3 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 Super35 formats. 4Total weight of the lens including base PL mount.
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