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S8/i FF

NEW FOCAL LENGHTS ANNOUNCED

The flagship Cooke prime lens series, optimised for digital and film cameras

Focal length range: 18mm – 135mm (16 lenses)

Format: Full Frame 

Mount: PL or LPL

Speed: T1.4

* Lineup of 11 lenses is available now (18, 25, 27, 32, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 and 135mm), with more focal lengths coming later in 2023.
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Technically Beautiful

Your choice of lens is not just a technical decision, it determines individuality and expresses creativity. The S8/i is capable of the highest resolution yet its advanced, all-spherical design produces an evolution of the iconic Cooke Look™ and a beautiful bokeh.

Perfectly Matched

S8/i FF
18mm
S8/i FF
25mm
S8/i FF
27mm
S8/i FF
32mm
S8/i FF
35mm
S8/i FF
40mm
S8/i FF
50mm
S8/i FF
65mm
S8/i FF
75mm
S8/i FF
100mm
S8/i FF
135mm

A complete range of perfectly matched high-speed full frame cine lenses, consisting of 16 different focal lengths from 18mm to 350mm. All created to the same exacting standard and hand-crafted to the same exceptional quality and reliability.

* Lineup of 11 lenses is available now (18, 25, 27, 32, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 and 135mm), with more focal lengths coming later in 2023.

FEATURES

New Focal Lengths

Following the introduction of the S8/i series last year with the initial seven lenses assortment, we are pleased to now offer four additional focal lengths – 27mm, 35mm, 65mm and the highly anticipated 18mm – available to order now.

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All-Spherical Design

The new S8/i FF features premium all-spherical lenses, which produce a uniquely organic, cinematic quality, which is characterised by smooth, spherical bokeh and minimal colour fringing, enabling you to create sensitive and emotive images with a high degree of dimensionality.

Faster

With a maximum aperture of T1.4 across the majority of the focal lengths range, the S8/i FF lenses are amongst the very fastest produced for larger than Full Frame capture. They offer excellent control over depth of field and flare characteristics, whilst still providing exceptional low light performance.

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Lighter

Compact and light, agile and easy to handle, the new S8/i FF lenses have been created for a wide variety of situations and today’s digital cinema cameras. Being lighter, however, has not compromised strength, durability, or their exceptional image aesthetic.

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Smarter

Designed from the ground up to incorporate our very latest intelligent /i technology, which includes /i data focus and iris position, /i motion inertial data and /i maps, our factory calibrated shading and distortion data. They also benefit from a high degree of modularity, which increases reliability and reduces servicing time.

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Handcrafted Precision

Modern and traditional grinding and polishing techniques are combined to achieve the highest level of precision. Sophisticated thin film equipment and traditional cementing processes are utilised to ensure optimum coatings. Finally, lenses are meticulously assembled, exhaustively tested, checked and re-checked.

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Cooke S8/i FF Demo Film

The Fishy Chess Move

Directed by Sara Van Oostrum, cinematography by Daan Kramer.

Cooke S8/i FF Demo Film

Mojave Desert

Cinematography by Bill Bennet, ASC and Kees van Oostrum, ASC. All shots taken at T1.4.

Iain Neil - S8/i FF Interview

Cooke Chief Optics Advisor Ian Neil talks about the S8/i FF lenses.

Demo Films

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Cooke S8/i FF Demo Film : The Fishy Chess Move

Directed by Sara Van Oostrum, cinematography by Daan Kramer.

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Cooke S8/i FF Demo Film : Mojave Desert

Cinematography by Bill Bennet, ASC and Kees van Oostrum, ASC. All shots taken at T1.4.

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Iain Neil - S8/i FF Interview

Cooke Chief Optics Advisor Ian Neil talks about the S8/i FF lenses.

Specification

Innovative optics are designed to give maximum performance at full aperture, producing outstanding imaging with both film and digital cameras with controlled flare and low residual aberrations.

Our Academy Award® winning cam-style focus movement, coupled with the benefit of a suitably large lens barrel diameter, allows for an increased number of focus markings, particularly at close focus. A four-point contact bearing also provides a smooth positive backlash-free movement.

Accessible via a cable connector near the lens mount and synchronises with /i compatible cameras and accessories. The electronics board has also been resized and repositioned for ease of serviceability.

The majority of S8/i FF lenses have a common fixed front diameter of 104mm, with a focus drive gear of 140T x 0.8 mod and an iris drive gear of 134T x 0.8.

The new S8/i range features a nine-leaf linear module iris assembly, which creates our trademark smooth, round bokeh.

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.

Cooke S8/i lenses have a maximum aperture of T1.4 across the majority of the lens lineup.

Every focus mark is individually calibrated and engraved on both sides of the focus barrel for ease of use.

The lenses are designed for all shooting applications, including handheld and Steadicam, providing a comfortable balance ratio with the latest digital cinema cameras.

To ensure compatibility with other Cooke lenses, the entire new S8/i FF range is colour balanced and colour matched for uniformity.

We offer a choice of PL and LPL camera mount options, designed specifically for use with our new lenses.

Our new S8/i FF lenses are built to be tough, robust and work in the most demanding environments. They are extremely reliable and designed to be easily serviced and maintained for the very minimum of downtime.

Metric Imperial
 
18mm
25mm
27mm
32mm
35mm
40mm
50mm
65mm
75mm
100mm
135mm
Aperture
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
Iris rotation
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
Close focus1
600 mm
550 mm
600 mm
650 mm
700mm
650 mm
700 mm
750 mm
800 mm
850 mm
1,200 mm
Focus rotation
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
Length2
200 mm
162 mm
162mm
157 mm
157 mm
157 mm
157 mm
157 mm
157 mm
157 mm
200 mm
Front diameter
136 mm
104 mm
104 mm
104 mm
104 mm
104 mm
104 mm
104 mm
104 mm
104 mm
104 mm
Angle of view (FF)3
99°
81°
77°
67°
63°
56°
47°
37°
32°
25°
19°
Angle of view (S35)4
77°
62°
57°
51°
45°
42°
34°
26°
23°
18°
13°
Weight5
3.4 kg
2.4 kg
2.6 kg
2.4 kg
2.4 kg
2.3 kg
2.1 kg
2.6 kg
2.4 kg
2.4 kg
3.2 kg
Filter thread
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
Aperture
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
T1.4-T22
Iris rotation
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
90°
Close focus1
2 ft
22 in
2 ft
2 ft 3 in
2 ft 3 in
2 ft 3 in
2 ft 3 in
2 ft 6 in
2 ft 9 in
2 ft 9 in
4 ft
Focus rotation
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
270°
Length2
7.8 in
6.4 in
6.4 in
6.2 in
6.2 in
6.2 in
6.2 in
6.2 in
6.2 in
6.2 in
7.9 in
Front diameter
5.4 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
4.1 in
Angle of view (FF)3
99°
81°
77°
67°
63°
56°
47°
37°
32°
25°
19°
Angle of view (S35)4
77°
62°
57°
51°
45°
42°
34°
26°
23°
18°
13°
Weight5
7.4 lbs
5.3 lbs
5.7 lbs
5.3 lbs
5.3 lbs
5 lbs
4.6 lbs
5.7 lbs
5.3 lbs
5.3 lbs
7 lbs
Filter thread
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 x 0.75
M99 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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S8/i FF News and Stories

Film and Digital Times in depth article on the new S8/i
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Cooke Optics launches S8/i FF spherical lenses for full frame production
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