S4 Quality Deserves the S4 Name
The miniS4/i lenses incorporate everything in that today's filmmakers ask for: smaller, lighter weight prime lenses that offer the same resolution, optical quality and reliability as the S4/i prime lenses but at a lower price - and, the miniS4/i 35mm lenses are interchangeable for shooting film and digital images up to and beyond a 4K resolution.
miniS4/i prime lenses are available individually in focal lengths: 18, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 and 135mm. The miniS4/i lenses are also available in sets.
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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miniS4/i Lens Brochure
Cooke miniS4/i + Canon C500 Leitner Test Footage HD Chapter Color HD from Cooke Optics on Vimeo.
miniS4/i lenses 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 on the miniS4/i lenses.
The miniS4/i lens will cover RED Epic S35 format with an image circle of 33.54mm.
- miniS4/i Prime Lenses available 18, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 and 135mm
- T 2.8 to T 22 aperture
- Colour matched with all other Cooke lenses
- /i Technology included as standard with all miniS4/i lenses
- Cooke Quality and S4/i like construction
- Linear iris
- Cam-style focus
- Front and Rear Uncoated Elements available
The optics of the miniS4/i lenses are designed to give maximum performance at full aperture with superior control of flare, distortion and spherical aberration.
Accessible via cable connector near the lens mount and contacts in mount that sync with /i compatible cameras and accessories.
All miniS4/i prime lenses are colour balanced, Color-matched and compatible with Cooke 5/i, S4/i and Anamorphics /i lenses.
All Cooke miniS4/i primes have a true T2.8 aperture and cover Super 35mm format and miniS4/i will cover RED Epic S35 format with an image circle of 33.54mm.
Every index mark is labelled. More detailed markings allow for more detailed focus control.
Our Academy Award® winning cam-style focus movement coupled with the added benefit of a large lens barrel diameter, has allowed for an increased number of focus markings, particularly at close focus. Spherical aberration has been controlled throughout the range of focal lengths to eliminate compensation of changes in back focus with aperture. A four-point contact bearing provides a smooth positive backlash-free movement.
Arriflex PL Mount with i/technology contacts standard with each minis4/i lens.
Large, clear numerals on both sides of the miniS4/i lens focus barrel benefit the focus puller when shooting under difficult lighting conditions.
All Cooke miniS4/i primes, except the 18mm have a common fixed front diameter of 87mm, with a focus drive gear of 121T x 0.8 mod and an iris drive gear of 119T x 0.8.
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.
An eight-leaf linear module iris assembly is fitted into the Cooke miniS4/i primes with an aperture range of T2.8 to T22.
The miniS4/i lenses are designed for all shooting applications, including handheld and Steadicam, providing comfortable balance ratio with the latest compact cameras.
Reliability and Service
Cooke miniS4/i prime lenses are designed to meet a market requirement for fully reliable performance with a minimum of downtime.
All of our miniS4/i Prime lenses are supplied with /i Technology, and are designed for all PL mounted professional motion picture film and electronic cameras. The /i Technology provides cinematographers and camera operators with vital information on lens setting, focusing distance, aperture and depth-of-field, hyperfocal distance, serial number, owner data, lens type and focal length in both metric and footage measurements.
miniS4/i Aluminum Cases Available