The Cooke Look
Cooke manufactures a wide range of 35mm Prime lenses suitable for multiple film applications. All Prime lenses are colour matched so you can interchange with confidence. The Cooke lenses are easily maintained, accurate, and reliable. By far the majority of Cooke lenses ever manufactured are still in everyday use.
Cinematographers choose Cooke lenses for the "Cooke Look" - a sharp, subtle,
smooth rendering that provides dimensionality and high contrast, and pleases the eye.
"What is the Cooke Look? Cooke's have a shapeness, a presence to the image, a roundness, a feeling of giving depth and shape to the image. It's sharp edge-to-edge but the image has more presence -a depth and shape that's pleasing to the eye."
-Ed Lachman, ASC
Cooke Anamorphic/i Primes - Regular or SF
All of the anamorphic lens characteristics demanded by filmmakers today with the Cooke Look® and oval bokeh. That’s the Cooke Anamorphic/i Look.
The Anamorphic lens images beautifully rendered for film and especially suited for use with digital cameras. Exceptionally well corrected aberrations over the entire image area – astigmatism, lateral and longitudinal colour – that will render shape, form and soul to your images.
While the "look" is crucial, precision engineering and seamless integration with other equipment is equally important. The Anamorphic /i, T2.3 primes in seven focal lengths are colour matched to our S4/i, 5/i and miniS4/i lenses.
The Anamorphic lense offer superb optical and mechanical performance. Distortion, veiling glare, flares, and all aberrations are controlled at all apertures over the whole field of view in all anamorphic lenses. Like the Cooke S4/i, 5/i and miniS4/i prime lenses, the cam focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments. Modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability. The Anamorphic /i lenses are designed and made by Cooke Optics to their traditional high standards in Leicester, England.
Now, you have even more latitude. We went one step further with our new Anamorphic/i SF lenses that are specially made with a coating that allows for even more creative options. The “SF” stands for Special Flair because they allow you to kick the flares, bokeh and other aberrations into new visual territory. Complementary to the Anamorphic/i lenses, they are offered in 25, 32, 40, 50, 65 Marco, 75, 100, 135, 180, and 300mm focal lengths.
Shoot 35mm, Super 35mm, Full Frame and Beyond
The Cooke S7/i, T2.0 Full Frame Plus Primes are designed to cover the emergent full frame cinema camera sensors, up to the full sensor area of the RED Weapon 8K (46.31mm image circle).
Shoot 35mm / Super 35mm formats, full frame, VistaVision and beyond - all with The Cooke Look®. We have you covered with our S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses.
Superb optical and mechanical performance, control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and spherical aberrations at full aperture. The cam-type focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments. Modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability.
And, the S7/i lenses come equipped with /i Technology for frame by frame digital information capture, as do all modern Cooke cine lenses for film and digital capture.
Available in focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm.
Newly Announced 16, 21, 27, 65, 180mm
This modern redesign of the now legendary Speed Panchro recreates the same look and feel of the original with the advantage of modern glass mounted for today’s cameras. And, the new lenses come equipped with /i Technology for frame by frame digital information capture, as do all modern Cooke cine lenses for film and digital capture.
The original Cooke Speed Panchro, designed by Horace W. Lee in the 1920s, was a cine prime lens that chromatically enhanced an image when filming under restricted illumination. Cooke Speed Panchros combined a relative aperture as wide as f2.0 with an angular field of view and definition previously impossible with much smaller apertures. They quickly gained a worldwide reputation for quality cinema production and were widely used throughout the 20th century.
Available in focal lengths: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100, 152mm.
Newly Announced 21, 27, 65 MARCO & 135mm.
The 5/i lenses are color-matched and compatible with Cooke S4/i, miniS4/i, Anamorphic /i, CXX 15-40 mm T2 S4/i Zoom, 18-100mm T3.0 and 25-250mm T3.7 and the SK4 16mm lenses. The 5/i Prime Lenses are are supplied with /i Technology, and are designed for all PL mounted professional motion picture film and electronic cameras.
The S4/i lens design foregoes the usual helical thread method of focus adjustment in favor of Cooke's Academy Award®-winning cam mechanism. The S4/i lens smooth cam movement liberates the lens from a simple thread rotation giving the operator an appropriate rate of focus at all distances. The cam design also allows for better spaced and more detailed and visible index marks on the S4/i lens.
The S4/i prime lenses are reknowned for superb control of flare, distortion, veiling glare, and spherical aberrations at full aperture.
The miniS4/i Prime Lenses incorporate everything today's filmmakers ask for: smaller, lighter weight lenses that offer the same resolution, optical quality and reliability as the S4/i lenses but at a lower price - and, the miniS4/i lenses are interchangeable for shooting film and digital images up to and beyond a 4K resolution. Available individually in focal lengths: 18, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 and 135mm and also avaialable in sets.
Cooke miniS4/i optics offer superb optical and mechanical performance, control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and spherical aberrations at full aperture. The minis4/i lens cam-type focus mechanism allows for smooth focus adjustments. Modular construction increases ease of maintenance and serviceability.
The miniS4/i lenses will cover RED Epic S35 format with an image circle of 33.54mm.
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