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Cooke S4 Prime Lenses

Cooke S4 optics offer superb optical and mechanical performance, control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and spherical aberrations at full aperture, with the cam-type focus mechanism allowing for smooth focus adjustments.

High-quality performance

Designed and developed in close technical collaboration with industry professionals.


Modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability.


Colour-matched and compatible with Cooke 5/i, miniS4/i and Anamorphic/i.


/i Technology provides vital metadata for consistency and reproducibility.

See the Range

S4 Showreel

Watch our showreel showcasing the latest to be shot on the Cooke S4/i.

Test Footage

S4/i test film

Test Footage

S4/i test film

Test Footage

S4/i test film

Test Footage

S4/i test film

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Cooke’s /i Technology provides cinematographers and camera operators with vital information on lens setting, focusing distance, aperture and depth-of-field, hyperfocal distance, serial number, owner data, lens type and focal length in both metric and footage measurements.


Shot on Cooke S4

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Call Me By Your Name

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    • Call Me By Your Name
    • Director of Photography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Expertly Crafted

Classic polishing techniques ensure the highest level of precision.

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Regular, accurate measurements are key to delivering consistent quality.

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Traditional coating machines are used to deposit a thin film onto the glass.

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Meticulous edging ensures that glass diameters are always faultlessly rounded.

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Lenses are rigorously trialled, checked, modified, cleaned and rechecked.

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All Features

Optical Design

The S4/I series are a fully comprehensive lineup of 19 matched focal lengths. S4/i lenses 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 S4/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 S4/I series Prime lenses have standardised 0.8 MOD focus and Iris drive gears

Weight/Size Ratio

Optimised for the series and suitable for all shooting applications

Colour Balance

All S4/i prime lenses are colour balanced and colour matched – ensuring consistency across the series


The S4/I series of prime lenses feature an eight-leaf linear module iris assembly. Providing an aperture range of T2-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 S4/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
225 mm 9 in225 mm 9 in225 mm 9 in250 mm 9 in250 mm 9 in250 mm 9 in250 mm 10 in325 mm 12 in350 mm 14 in450 mm 16 in550 mm 20 in700 mm 27 in700 mm 27 in800 mm 30 in950 mm 36 in850 mm 33 in1050 mm 42 in1300 mm 51 in2100 mm 84 in
47 mm 2.0 in46 mm 2 in46 mm 2 in60 mm 2.5 in60 mm 2.5 in60 mm 2.5 in85 mm 3.5 in119 mm 4.9 in169 mm 6.9 in207 mm 8.4 in323 mm 13 in509 mm 20 in489 mm 19.2 in573 mm 23 in707 mm 28 in564 mm 20.7 in834 mm 32.8 in1058 mm 41.7 in1846 mm 74 in
126 mm 5.0 in127 mm 5.0 in127 mm 5 in113 mm 4.5 in113 mm 4.5 in113 mm 4.5 in113 mm 4.5 in129 mm 5 in129 mm 5 in141 mm 5.5 in125 mm 4.9 in125 mm 4.9 in145 mm 5.7 in125 mm 4.9 in141 mm 5.5 in184 mm 7.3 in157 mm 6.2 in185 mm 7.3 in202 mm 7.9 in
156 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm125 mm136 mm136 mm
3 kg 6.5 lbs2.2 kg 4.8 lbs2.45 kg 5.40 lbs1.75 kg 3.85 lbs2.0 kg 4.4 lbs1.6 kg 3.5 lbs1.60 kg 3.55 lbs1.85 kg 4.0 lbs1.90 kg 4.20 lbs2 kg 4.4 lbs1.5 kg 3.3 lbs1.6 kg 3.55 lbs2.25 kg 4.95 lbs1.75 kg 3.85 lbs2 kg 4.4 lbs2.25 kg 4.95 lbs3.5 kg 7.7 lbs4.3 kg 9.45 lbs4.7 kg 10.35 lbs