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Lenses - Cooke S4/i Prime Lens Complete Set Price list, Cine Digital Lens Specs, Lenses

Cooke S4/i Prime Lenses Complete List

Part #: ZGC-CookeS4/i

*US dollar prices for Cooke Products subject to currency rate adjustments

  It's All About the Detail  

The S4 design foregoes the usual helical thread method of focus adjustment in favor of Cooke's Academy Award®-winning cam mechanism. The 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.


The S4s are reknowned for superb control of flare, distortion, veiling glare, and spherical aberrations at full aperture.


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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 /i Technology

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Feature Highlights:

• Lenses available 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 25, 27, 32, 35, 40, 50, 65, 65SF,  75, 75SF, 100, 135, 150, 180, 300mm
• T 2 to T 22 aperture
• Color matched with all other Cooke lenses
• Unmatched ergonomics for DPs and assistants on-set
• /i Technology included as standard
• Control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and Spherical averrations at full aperture
• Designed in the S4 tradition of serviceability
• Linear iris
• Award winning Cam-style focus

Optical Design

The optics are designed to give maximum performance at full aperture with superior control of flare, distortion and spherical aberration.

/i Electronics

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

Color Balance

All Cooke 4/i prime lenses are colour balanced to a specification Cooke 5/i, miniS4/i, & Anamorphic/i.


All Cooke S4/i primes have a true T2 aperture and cover Super 35mm format.

Index Marks

Every index mark is labelled. More detailed markings allow for more detailed focus control.

Focus Movement

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.

Focus Illumination*

This revolutionary, dimmable, illuminated focus ring has two separately toggled light pipes that allow the camera operator or focus puller to read the focus scale in low lighting conditions.  Illumination options are controlled on the lens or via an external controller.

Camera Mounts

Arriflex PL Mount with i/ Technology contact.


Large, clear numerals on both sides of the focus barrel benefit the focus puller when shooting under difficult lighting conditions.


All Cooke S4/i primes have a common fixed front diameter of 110mm (except for the 12mm, 150mm, 180mm ,300mm) with a focus drive gear of 140T x 0.8 mod and an iris drive gear of 114T x 0.8.

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.


An eight-leaf linear module iris assembly is fitted into the Cooke S4/i primes with an aperture range of T2 to T22 (except 300mm).

Weight/Size Ratio

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

Reliability and Service

Cooke S4/i prime lenses are designed to meet a market requirement for fully reliable performance with a minimum of downtime.

/i Technology

All of our S4 Prime lenses (and CXX zoom lens) 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. For zoom lenses, the zoom position is displayed.

Cases Available


Recognition of Excellence
1998 Cinec Award

1999 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award
for Optical and Mechanical Design Excellence

2000 Primetime Emmy Award, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
For outstanding achievement in Engineering Development

2001 Queen’s Award for Technical Achievement
2001 Queen’s Award for Export

Click into "Accessories" tab and link to lens specifications for each S4 Prime lens.

PerformanceSuperb control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and spherical aberrations at full aperture.
Focus MechanismThe S4 design foregoes the usual helical thread method of focus adjustment in favour of Cooke's Academy AwardŽ-winning cam mechanism. The 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.
No BreathingNo image shift when racking focus from close focus to infinity.
Color BalanceAll focal lengths are color balanced, achieving excellent contrast and resolution over the full Super 35 format.
True T2.0 ApertureCooke Series 4 lenses are optimized at maximum aperture, measured at a true T2.0. The Cooke S4 300mm lens is measured at a true T2.8.
OperationFocus and iris drive gears have the same diameter and position across all focal lengths reducing adjustment time when changing lenses: 140 teeth 0.8 Metric Module x 6.0mm Wide (98mm from image plane)
Iris Scales Two opposing linear T-Scales, whole and third stops marked
Iris Angular RotationTotal Rotation 91 degrees.
Iris Drive Gear134 teeth 0.8 metric module x 4.0 wide x 79.5 from image plane
Mount and scalesEach of the Series 4 Primes are supplied with PL mount and are available with either footage or metric focus scales.
FinishHard-wearing, scratch-resistant, PTFE anodised finish for working in the harshest environments.
Internal Front Fitting FilterInternal Thread for Filter Adapter M105 x 0.75 pitch

  Code Description Price  

Featured Product
ZGC-CookeS4/iComplete List of Cooke S4/i Lenses and Pricing  

 Cooke S4/i Prime Lenses
CKE 12iCooke 12mm S4/i Lens$24,400
CKE 14iCooke 14mm S4/i Lens$20,400
CKE 16iCooke 16mm S4/i Lens$19,650
CKE 18iCooke 18mm S4/i Lens$18,500
CKE 21iCooke 21mm S4/i Lens$18,500
CKE 25iCooke 25mm S4/i Lens$17,900
CKE 27iCooke 27mm S4/i Lens$18,500
CKE 32iCooke 32mm S4/i Lens$17,900
CKE 35iCooke 35mm S4/i Lens$17,900
CKE 40iCooke 40mm S4/i Lens$17,900
CKE 50iCooke 50mm S4/i Lens$17,900
CKE 65iCooke 65mm S4/i Lens$18,500
CKE 65/75SFCooke Soft Effect Attachment for 65mm & 75mm Cooke S4/S4/i Prime$3,900
CKE 75iCooke 75mm S4/i Lens$17,900
CKE 100iCooke 100mm S4/i Lens$17,900
CKE 135iCooke 135mm S4/i Lens$20,600
CKE 150iCooke 150mm S4/i Lens$24,800
CKE 180iCooke 180mm S4/i Lens$25,400
CKE 300iCooke 300mm S4/i Lens$26,000
CKE-14XCooke 1.4x Extender for Cooke 300mm S4/i$4,300
CKE-2XCooke 2x Extender for Cooke 300mm S4/i$4,300

  Code Description Price  

 S4 (S4/i) Uncoated Elements
ZGC-S4UNCOATED Cooke S4 (S4/i) Uncoated ElementsCALL US! 

 Display Box
ZCE-IBOXCinematography Electronics /i Lens Display Box$5,000

472-8443Cooke /i Technology to RS-232 Power Supply Adapter & Cable (check lenses without going through the camera)$250

 Soft Focus Attachment for 65mm & 75mm S4/i Prime
CKE 65/75SFCooke Soft Effect Attachment for 65mm & 75mm Cooke S4/S4/i Prime$3,900

 Custom Cases
Z-1S4CASECooke Hard Aluminum Case for 1 Cooke S4i or 5i Lens$675
Z-4S4CASECooke Hard Aluminum Case for 4 Cooke S4i or 5i Lenses$890
Z-5S4CASECooke Hard Aluminum Case for 5 Cooke S4i or 5i Lenses$970
Z-6S4CASECooke Hard Aluminum Case for 6 Cooke S4i Lenses$1,000
Z-CXXCASECooke Hard Aluminum Case for 1 Cooke (12mm 150mm 180mm or CXX 15-40mm Zoom)$675
Z-300S4CASECooke Hard Aluminum Case for the 300mm S4i Lens$750

 Sharpness Indicator Charts
7A9Putora Sharpness Indicator 7A9 Field Chart (10x10 inches)$60
HDTVPutora Sharpness Indicator HDTV Chart HD and 2/3" TV (18"x23" )$425

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  Code Description Price  

 Cooke Lens Test Projector
Z-CLTPCooke Metrology Lens Test Projector$14,600


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