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Cooke Panchro Classic Prime Lenses

The growing demand for vintage Cooke Speed Panchro lenses from the 1920s to 1960s prompted us to introduce a modern redesign of the vintage classic. True to the original look of the Speed Panchro but with all the benefits of contemporary glass and technology.


The same coveted Cooke Look aesthetic as the now legendary Cooke Speed Panchro.


An adapted and upgraded design of the vintage classic featuring modern glass.


Colour balanced, colour matched and compatible with Cooke 5/i, S4/i, miniS4/i and Anamorphic/i.


Equipped with /i Technology for frame by frame digital information capture.

See the Range

Panchro Showreel

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

Test Footage

Panchro/i test film

Test Footage

Panchro/i test film

Test Footage

Panchro/i test film

Test Footage

Panchro/i test film



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.


Shot on Cooke Panchro


The Marksman

  • Credits
    • The Marksman
    • Director of Photography: Mark Patten BSC

Expertly Crafted

Traditional polishing techniques are used to achieve the highest level of precision.

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More insights and measurements are taken than ever before to ensure superior quality.

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Minerals are evaporated at a high temperature in a vacuum to create a thin film on the glass.

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Edging is carried out to ensure that glass diameters are perfectly round.

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Lenses are meticulously tested, checked, modified, cleaned and rechecked.

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All Features

Optical Design

The Panchro/i Classic series comprises of 12 Prime Lenses. Optically designed to provide the classic and infamous vintage Speed Panchro look of the 1920’s as well as the Cooke Look. Providing a super35 version of the famous Cooke Speed Panchro lenses of the past combining the vintage look with modern opto-mechanical design. Modern/Vintage.


All Panchro/I Classic primes cover super35 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 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 110mmm

Weight/Size Ratio

Compact and suitable for all shooting applications

Colour Balance

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


The Panchro/I Classic series of prime lenses feature a nine-leaf linear module iris assembly. Providing an aperture range of T2.2-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 Panchro/I Classic 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
18mm21mm25mm27mm32mm40mm50mm65mm MACRO75mm100mm135mm152mm
200 mm 8 in200 mm 8 in200 mm 8 in200 mm 8 in325 mm 12 in450 mm 16 in550 mm 20 in325 mm 13 in800 mm 30 in950 mm 36 in850 mm 2'9" in1100 mm 3'6" in
111 mm 4.6 in80 mm 3.3 in106 mm 4.2 in106 mm 4.2 in181 mm 6.3 in280 mm 11.0 in380 mm 15 in114 mm 4.5 in593 mm 23.3 in743 mm 29.3 in657 mm 2'1.5" in903 mm 2'10" in
87 mm 3.4 in92 mm 3.6 in92 mm 3.6 in92 mm 3.6 in92 mm 3.6 in118 mm 4.6 in118 mm 4.6 in197 mm 7.7 in155 mm 6.1 in155 mm 6.1 in167 mm 6.6 in167 mm 6.6 in
110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in110 mm 4.33 in
1.6 kg 3.5 lbs1.5 kg 3.3 lb1.5 kg 3.3 lbs1.5 kg 3.3 lbs1.2 kg 2.6 lbs1.4 kg 3.1 lbs1.5 kg 3.3 lbs2.8 kg 6.1 lbs1.8 kg 4.0 lbs1.8 kg 3.9 lbs2.1 kg 4.6 lbs2.1 kg 4.6 lbs