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Cooke Varotal FF

A Legend Reborn. The new Varotal/i FF zoom range – designed and built without compromise, with optimal image performance and /i Technology inside. Matched to our S7/I range and capable of achieving the beautiful, classical skin tones that characterise our now legendary look.


Designed to provide maximum performance at full aperture - with the Cooke Look.


Tough, reliable, easy to maintain and easy to use, built for the most demanding environments.


Matched in resolution, colour and fall-off to the existing S7/i Prime range, with the benefit of being zoom lenses.


/i Technology records key lens data for every shot, removing uncertainty from set-to-post information.

See the Range

Test Footage

The Catcher in the Town, shot on Varotal/i FF. Direction and cinematography by Enson Ying.

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

Optimised for elegant, beautiful, classical, skin tones and skin texture encompassing the Cooke Look. The Cooke Varotal/i FF Zoom Lens optics are strikingly similar to the S7/i range of Cinema Prime lenses – with the added benefit of being Zoom lenses


Cooke Varotal lenses have a T2.9 full aperture covering Full Frame sensors.

/i Technology

Accessible via cable connector near the lens mount and contacts in mount that sync with /i compatible cameras and accessories.

Weight/Size Ratio

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


Cooke Varotal/i FF Lenses have a common fixed diameter of 114mm with industry standard Focus, Iris, and Zoom Gear pitch of M0.8.

Colour Balance

All Varotal Lenses are colour balanced across the range and are matched in resolution, colour and fall off to the S7/i Cinema Prime lens range.


9 bladed Iris to match S7/i.

Camera Mounts

PL or LPL with /i Technology contact pins.

External Finish

A scratch resistant PTFE hard anodised finish is provided on all Cooke lenses, providing a durable, hard-wearing surface to meet the most demanding environmental conditions.


Robust, Reliable, Serviceable Mechanics, with smooth motion. Cooke Varotal/i FF lenses are designed to meet a market requirement for fully reliable performance with a minimum of downtime.


T-Stop Range
Angular Rotation of Iris Scale
Min. Marked Object Distance
Angular Rotation to MOD Endstop
Length from Front of Lens to Lens Mount
Max Front Diameter
Total weight (with lens mount)
Angular rotation of Zoom
Maximum format cover
Focus scales
Focus, Iris, and Zoom Drive Gear
Iris scales
Screw-in filter
T2.9 - T22T2.9 - T22
800mm 2ft 8in1500mm 5ft
Full Frame and beyond, delivering coverage of 46.3mmFull Frame and beyond, delivering coverage of 46.3mm
30-95mm focus scale 0.8m/2’8’’ to infinity & 85-215mm focus scale 1.5m/5’ to infinity30-95mm focus scale 0.8m/2’8’’ to infinity & 85-215mm focus scale 1.5m/5’ to infinity
T2.9 - T22T2.9 - T22
M112.5 x 0.5M112.5 x 0.5

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