Cooke Varotal 40 – 200mm

This Cooke Varotal zoom is spherical but comes with an anamorphic back that allows it to be a great complement to our anamorphic primes, making it 40 – 200mm 

Lens designer Gordon H. Cooke designed the 35mm Cooke 20-100mm, T3.1 Varotal zoom lens, released in 1971. It was the first high quality zoom designed for professional motion picture photography that incorporated a totally new design concept that has remained the basis for all Cooke zoom lenses subsequently produced. It was produced through to the late 1980s.

It has the distinctive ‘Cooke Look’ with its beautiful organic qualities, emphasising skin tones and textures while giving a slight softness. This zoom would pair up beautifully with a set of S4 lenses, or some of our other vintage lenses, especially our Speed Panchros.