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
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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.
Anamorphic /i Lens Brochure
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.
5/i Lens Brochure
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.
S4/i Lens Brochure
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.
miniS4/i Lens Brochure
The Cooke Lens Test Projector is the first product in the new “Cooke Metrology” product line. The Cooke Lens Projector was developed for one of the most critical and demanding aspects of cinematography: to ensure that cinema lenses are adjusted and maintained to the highest standards possible.
Cooke Lens Test Projector