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The SP3 T2.4 Full Frame spherical prime. Cooke’s classic Speed Panchro design delivered through lenses built for the digital age.

SP3 Mirrorless Prime

Cinematographers deserve truly cinematic glass. Start with one or build the full set with consistency of performance guaranteed.

SP3 Five-Set

The full five lens pack is supplied in a robust hard-shell carry case.

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Images that tell a story

Cooke SP3 is an exciting new prime lens series based on one of the most influential lenses in film history, Speed Panchro™. SP3 is a completely new design optimised – optically and mechanically – for full-frame mirrorless cameras which will enable more creatives to enhance the visual narrative of their stories.

Sp3 essentials

ANNOUNCEMENT: Additional mount process has changed

Focal length range: 25mm / 32mm / 50mm / 75mm /100mm

Format: Full Frame (S35 compatible)

Mount: Interchangeable: E (fitted); RF, L & M (available to order as a free accessory)

Speed: T2.4

Form: Small and lightweight yet finished in tough anodised shell

Scale: Dual Focus scales

Compatibility: Matched to Panchro/i Classic series

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User-changeable mounts for key cameras: E (fitted); RF, L & M* (available to order as a free accessory)

*please follow link to see M-mount compatibility

Small and lightweight with an ergonomic design yet finished in tough anodised shell.

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Matches perfectly with Cooke Panchro/i Classic (PL-mount).

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Focus and Iris mechanics are aligned across the set allowing for fast, smooth and accurate lens changes and to maintain focus and iris motor positions.

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Painting with light

The great cinematographers have always been interpreters of stories. Artists who translate the mechanical and the technical into a visual language that speaks to our soul. In an age when anybody can capture images in motion, telling emotionally impactful stories requires something different.

Making humans look human

So much of cinematic storytelling is about performance. Cooke SP3 combines resolution and colour to transmit a character’s emotion in a more believable way. The calibrated on-axis sharpness off the SP3 optical design subtly draws the viewers’ attention to the centre of the image to produce an experience subconsciously familiar to human vision.

Sculpting with depth

With a subtle combination of focus fall off and breathing Cooke SP3 lenses naturally lend themselves to the feeling of shape and enable cinematographers to refine a sense of space and dimension. The SP3’s all-spherical design gifts the lenses with a gradient quality in the bokeh which presents as smooth and round. When used wide open the SP3 can offer focus fall off at the edge of the frame.

Crafted augmentation

Rather than overloading the image with dramatised artefacts the SP3 series organically captures specular flaring and veiling glare allowing cinematographers to focus on their creative intent. Specialised cinematic optical coatings ensure control of flare and matched colour across the set.

Dynamic dimensionality

A sharpness designed into the centre of the image is complimented by a gentle focus fall-off towards the frame edge offering the DOP extra dimensionality to shape the image. A core imaging effect of using the SP3 is that these lenses are sharp on the optical axis, which translates to being sharp in the centre of the image. This is complimented by a delicate fall-off towards the edge of the frame mimicking the way the human eye sees the world.

Dynamic fall off

SP3 displays the classic Cooke Look characteristics and is super sharp on-axis but is designed to roll off towards the edge of frame.

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8K and beyond

SP3 is capable of the highest levels of resolution on modern digital sensors.

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SP3 Projects

The Wingman

“We needed to put the audience within the pilot seat of a light aircraft in places that had never been done before with cinema cameras. The Cooke SP3’s series combined with the Sony camera systems made the whole profile of the camera extremely manageable in confined situations. Without them, we would have not been able to get the shots or maneuver the aircraft in such a dynamic way.”

James Friend, BSC, ASC, cinematographer

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“The lenses resolved really beautifully, maintaining a sharpness with a creamy fall off. The point of focus was always tack sharp with edges not being rough or surrounding areas not being so overtly obvious. I guess that’s a testament to the Cooke formula as a master lens manufacturer and tuner.”

Joel Honeywell, cinematographer

Busted – Live from Manchester Arena

“I like a bit of sharpness and I hate having to control ugly flares and crazy character. So Cooke for me has always been in that perfect sweet spot in the middle – it’s sharp and renders well, but has character and a creamy bokeh. The fact that I can carry around a full set of primes that are lightweight, that have great character around a show on my own is pretty ridiculous!”

Mark Forrer, cinematographer

Oli Keane - Miss You

“Shooting with Cooke before on S4 mini. He was instantly interested in the new Cooke SP3. The focus is easy and smooth and the out of focus areas are beautiful. Having to move fast while someone is recording can be tricky, but due to the lightweight lenses. I could quickly change lenses and not worry about throwing them on a single gimbal, the colour rendition and fall off was consistent throughout the set.”

Daniel John Peters, cinematographer

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Specification

SP3 is optimised for FF and combines The Cooke Look with a sharp on axis and focus fall off in the field.

Ergonomically designed for smooth and accurate travel, with a non-linear focus movement.

SP3 has a standardised 0.8 MOD focus and iris drive gears. The 25mm to 75mm have a fixed common front diameter of 64mm; the 100m has a front diameter of 82mm.

SP3 features a nine-leaf module iris assembly.

Every SP3 lens is coated with a scratch resistant finish, which provides a durable, hard-wearing surface to meet the most demanding environmental conditions.

All SP3 primes cover Full Frame and Super35 formats and provide full apertures of T2.4-T16.

All SP3 lenses have non-linear focus scales with dual imperial and metric scales.

All SP3 prime lenses are colour balanced and colour matched – ensuring consistency across the series and are further matched to Panchro/i Classic FF.

SP3 features compatibility with modern mirrorless mounts E, RF, M, L.

Compact and suitable for all shooting applications.

Technical Data

Metric Imperial
 
25mm
32mm
50mm
75mm
100mm
Aperture
T2.4-T16
T2.4-T16
T2.4-T16
T2.4-T16
T2.4-T16
Iris rotation
78°
78°
78°
78°
78°
Close focus1
250mm
350mm
500mm
800mm
800mm
Focus rotation
160°
160°
160°
160°
160°
Length2
98mm
94mm
94mm
98mm
124mm
Front diameter
64mm
64mm
64mm
64mm
82mm
Angle of view (FF)3
81
69
47
32
25
Angle of view (S35)4
62
50
34
22
17
Weight5
575 g
520 g
500 g
520 g
690 g
Filter thread
M58 x 0.75
M58 x 0.75
M58 x 0.75
M58 x 0.75
M77 x 0.75
Aperture
T2.4-T16
T2.4-T16
T2.4-T16
T2.4-T16
T2.4-T16
Iris rotation
78°
78°
78°
78°
78°
Close focus1
10 in
13 in
20 in
3 ft
3 ft
Focus rotation
160°
160°
160°
160°
160°
Length2
3.85 in
3.7 in
3.7 in
3.85 in
4.88 in
Front diameter
2.52 in
2.52 in
2.52 in
2.52 in
3.22 in
Angle of view (FF)3
81
69
47
32
25
Angle of view (S35)4
62
50
34
22
17
Weight5
1.27 lbs
1.15 lbs
1.10 lbs
1.15 lbs
1.52 lbs
Filter thread
M58 x 0.75
M58 x 0.75
M58 x 0.75
M58 x 0.75
M77 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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