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Cooke S7 Prime Lenses

Shoot 35mm, Super 35mm, Full Frame, VistaVision and beyond with the Cooke S7/i Primes, designed to cover the emergent full frame cinema camera sensors up to at least 46.31mm image circle.

Convenient

We have you covered with the ability to shoot in various formats, from 35mm to VistaVision - all with the Cooke Look.

Reliable

Excellent optical and mechanical performance, control of flare, veiling glare, distortion and spherical aberrations at full aperture.

Practical

Colour matched to Anamorphic/i, S4/i, miniS4/i, 5/i and Panchro/i Classic lenses.

Intelligent

Supplied with the next generation of /i Technology for automatic lens metadata capture.

See the Range

S7/i Showreel

Watch our showreel showcasing the latest to be shot on the Cooke S7/i.

Awards for the Cooke S4/i

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2020
Cinec Award for Technical Excellence, Germany
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2019
Cinec Award for Technical Excellence, Germany
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2018
Cinec Award, Germany
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2018
Award for Technical Excellence in compositing and grading, Germany
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2015
Cinec Award for Technical Excellence, Germany
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2015
Cinec Award for Excellence in a technical discipline, Germany
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2014
Cinec Award for Excellence

Test Footage

S7/i test film

Test Footage

S7/i test film

Test Footage

S7/i test film

Test Footage

S7/i test film

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Technology

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.

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Birds of Paradise

  • Credits
    • Birds of Paradise
    • Director of Photography: Shaheen Seth

Handcrafted Precision

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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The Experts view

We asked the people who really know, cinematographers working at the top of their game:

Roger Deakins

CBE, ASC, BSC

I have regularly used Cooke lenses. I love the characteristics of the flares and the beautiful fall-off that you get wide open. The S7/I Full Frme primes have gentle transitions from the area that is in focus to the areas that are in front or behind. Using Full Frame sends us a step further with shallow depth of field, especially at T2. The faces in close-ups have a quality I have not seen anywhere else in Full Frame 8K. And that historic roundness of Cooke lenses was always present.

Jean-François Hensgens

Director of Photography

I have regularly used Cooke lenses. I love the characteristics of the flares and the beautiful fall-off that you get wide open. The S7/I Full Frme primes have gentle transitions from the area that is in focus to the areas that are in front or behind. Using Full Frame sends us a step further with shallow depth of field, especially at T2. The faces in close-ups have a quality I have not seen anywhere else in Full Frame 8K. And that historic roundness of Cooke lenses was always present. I have regularly used Cooke.

Roger Deakins

I have regularly used Cooke lenses. I love the characteristics of the flares and the beautiful fall-off that you get wide open. The S7/i Full Frme primes have gentle transitions from the area that is in focus to the areas that are in front or behind. Using Full Frame sends us a step further with shallow depth of field, especially at T2. The faces in close-ups have a quality I have not seen anywhere else in Full Frame 8K. And that historic roundness of Cooke lenses was always present.

All Features

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 contacts in PL mount that sync with /i compatible cameras.

Colour Balance

All S4/i prime lenses are colour balanced, color-matched and compatible with Cooke 5/i, miniS4/i and Anamorphic/i.

Aperture

All S4/i primes have a true T2 aperture and cover Super 35mm format, apart from the 300mm (2.8).

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.

Camera Mounts

Cooked Hardened PL Mount with /i Technology contacts.

Focus Scaling

Large, clear numerals on both sides of the focus barrel benefit the focus puller when shooting under difficult lighting conditions. Plus the Entrance Pupil position is engraved on the lens.

Compatability

All Cooke S4/i Primes have a common fixed front diameter of 110mm, (except for 12mm, 150mm, 180mm, 300mm) with a focus drive gear of 140T x 0.8 mod and an iris drive gear of 1147 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.

Iris

An eight-leaf linear module iris assembly is fitted into 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

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

Specifications

T-Stop Range
Angular Rotation of Iris Scale
Min. Marked Object Distance
Close Focus from Lens Front
Angular Rotation to MOD Endstop
Max. Diagonal Angle of View for Super 35 Format
Length from Front of Lens to Lens Mount
Max Front Diameter
Total Weight
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12mm14mm16mm18mm21mm
T2-T22T2-T22T2-T22T2-22T2-T22
96°96°96°96°96°
225 mm / 9 in225 mm / 9 in225 mm / 9 in250 mm / 9 in250 mm / 9 in
47 mm / 2.0 in47 mm / 2.0 in46 mm / 2.0 in60 mm / 2.0 in60 mm / 2.0 in
270°300°270°300°270°
103°94°86°80°71°
126 mm / 5.0 in127 mm / 5.0 in127 mm / 5.0 in113 mm / 4.5 in113 mm / 4.5 in
156 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm
2 kg / 6.5 lbs2.2 kg / 4.8 lbs2.45 kg / 5.40 lbs1.75 kg / 3.85 lbs2.0 kg / 4.4 lb

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