Cooke S2 (Speed Panchro)

Cooke Speed Panchros were the standard by which other lenses were measured for much of the golden age of cinema, prominently being used in classical Hollywood cinema between the 1930’s and 1960’s.

The Speed Panchros produce images that you can’t recreate in post, surprisingly sharp with pleasing flare and low contrast, they have the warmth of the ‘Cooke Look’ but with that added character of a vintage lens, giving a unique look that DOP’s love.

They’ve been used to fantastic effect on films like ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ where S4i’s were used primarily and Panchros for warm close-ups and flashbacks. Darius Khondji did a similar thing in Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’.

Standard Set Includes:
— 18, 25, 32, 50, 75mm

Single Lenses Available:
– 40mm
– 100mm

For some great examples of how they look on camera, check out some of these films:

Mr Turner
Whiplash
Midnight In Paris
An Education

MMSpeedWeightClose FocusLengthFront Diameter
18T2.2819g8"95mm110mm
25T2.2877g8"100mm110mm
32T2.3840g9"100mm110mm
40T2.3864g13"100mm110mm
50T2.31.026kg15"100mm110mm
75T2.31.274kg2'4"110mm110mm
100T2.81.621kg2"170mm110mm