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Cooke S8/i FF

Technically Beautiful

Your choice of lens is not just a technical decision, it determines individuality and expresses creativity. That’s why we’ve created our new technologically advanced S8 range, to be faster, lighter, and smarter, ensuring its all-spherical design produces an evolution of our iconic and original Cooke Look.


Perfectly Matched

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.

* Launch lineup consisting of 7 lenses available now (25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm), with a further 9 lenses available in late 2022.
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All-Spherical Design

The S8 features premium all-spherical lenses, which produce a uniquely organic, film-like 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, Lighter, Smarter


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


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


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 factory calibrated shading and distortion data. They also benefit from a high degree of modularity, which increases reliability and reduces servicing time.


The Fishy Chess Move

Cooke S8/i FF demo film The Fishy Chess Move directed by Sara Van Oostrum and Cinematography by Daan Kramer. All shots taken at T1.4.

A Personal View

The Mojave Desert shot on S8/i by Bill Bennet ASC and Kees van Oostrum ASC. All shots taken at T1.4.

Handcrafted Precision

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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 optics are designed to give maximum performance at full aperture with controlled flare and spherical aberration, as well as reduced distortion.


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

Focus Movement

Our Academy Award® winning cam-style focus movement coupled with the benefit of a 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.

Focus Scaling

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

/i Electronics

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

Weight/Size Ratio

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


All S8 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.

Colour Balance

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


The S8 range features a nine-leaf linear module iris assembly.

Camera Mounts

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

External Finish

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.

Reliability and Service

Our S8 lenses are built to be tough, robust and work in the toughest environments. They are not only extremely reliable, but specifically designed to be easily serviced and maintained, with the very 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
Length from Front of Lens to Lens Mount
Max Front Diameter
Max. diagonal angle of view for FF format
Total Weight (without lens mount)
550mm 22in650mm 2ft 3in650mm 2ft 3in700mm 2ft 3in800mm 2ft 9in850mm 2ft 9in1200mm 4ft
335mm 13in460mm 18in450mm 18in500mm 20in585mm 23in670mm 2ft 2in960mm 3ft 1in

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