Cooke S4’s & S4/i’s

These lenses are easy for the assistants to work with. They have the same T stop of T2-22 across the range, good close focusing ability, the same 110mm front diameter*, and many distance markings. They are color matched across the set and don’t exhibit Vintage characteristics rather they are compatible with contemporary Cooke cine lenses such as the 5i’s and S7’s.

Cooke S4 optics offer superb optical and mechanical performances. They exhibit good flare control, low distortion, no veiling glare and minimal spherical aberrations even at full aperture. The cam-type focus mechanism yields smooth and precise focus adjustments.

Academy and Emmy awards’ winning Cooke S4 Prime Lenses were developed in the 90s in close technical collaboration with Clairmont Camera and Otto Nemenz International, both well-established rental houses catering to professional camera crews in Hollywood at the time. These lenses are easy to maintain and service by lens technicians. The Cooke factory has made training accessible to many rental houses.

Cooke S4s have been widely used on feature films since the late 1990’s, they are sought for their warm look, good contrast, minimal aberrations and pleasing skin tones.

The newer S4i’s have the ability to read (and store on modern cameras) all kinds of metadata such as the focus distance and aperture which eases VFX Post-Production work.

*The 12mm has a wider front diameter of 156mm, the 150 has a 125mm front and the 180mm a 136mm.

Focal Length

Speed

Weight (lbs)

Close Focus

Length

Front Diameter

12mm

T2-22

6.5

9″

5″

156mm

14mm

T2-22

4.8

9″

5″

110mm

16mm

T2-22

5.4

9″

5″

110mm

18mm

T2-22

3.8

9″

4.5″

110mm

21mm

T2-22

4.4

9″

4.5″

110mm

25mm

T2-22

3.5

9″

4.5″

110mm

27mm

T2-22

3.5

10"

4.5″

110mm

32mm

T2-22

4

12"

5"

110mm

35mm

T2-22

4.2

14"

5"

110mm

40mm

T2-22

4.4

16"

5.5"

110mm

50mm

T2-22

3.3

20"

4.9"

110mm

65mm

T2-22

3.5

2'3"

4.9"

110mm

75mm

T2-22

4.9

2'6"

4.9"

110mm

100mm

T2-22

3.8

3'

5.5"

110mm

135mm

T2-22

4.4

2'6"

7.3"

110mm

150mm

T2-22

7.7

3'6"

6.2"

125mm

180mm

T2-22

9.4

4'3"

7.3"

136mm