Cooke S4i

The Cooke S4i lenses are a world-renowned lens manufactured here in the UK. They have become a hugely popular lens for feature films, giving warm and pleasing skin tones alongside smooth contrast and a pleasant amount of sharpness. Cooke have been making lenses for over 100 years and their ‘Cooke Look’ has always been sought after by DP’s.

“What is the Cooke Look? Cooke’s have a sharpness, 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 on Erin Brockovich

One of the workhorses of the film industry, beautifully crafted, these lenses have superb optical qualities and mechanical performance.

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

Single Lenses Available:
– 12mm
– 40mm
– 100mm
– 135mm

For some great examples of how they look on camera, check out some of these films:
12 Years a Slave
Zero Dark Thirty
A Prophet
Inside Llewyn Davis

Roger Deakins BSC also got some impressive images from them on The Assassination of Jesse James.

mmspeedweightClose Focuslengthfront diameter
12T23kg2"127mm158mm
18T21.75kg2.5"113mm110mm
25T21.6kg2.5"113mm110mm
32T21.85kg6"128mm110mm
40T22kg8.5"141mm110mm
50T21.5kg13"125mm110mm
65T21.6kg20"125mm110mm
75T21.75kg23"125mm110mm
100T22kg28.5"141mm110mm
135T22.25kg20.7"184mm110mm