The new Cooke S8/i FF

The new Cooke S8/i FF

Cooke has just announced the release of its new S8/ i range. The range consists of 16 all-spherical lenses optimised for full frame cinema cameras. The lenses are hand crafted to the exceptional quality and reliability one expects from Cooke Optics.

7 of the 16 lenses are available to order from March 16th 2022 with the remaining 9 becoming available in autumn 2022. The first 7 lenses will consist of the following focal lengths: 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm with 18mm, 21mm, 27mm, 35mm, 65mm, 85mm (Macro), 180mm, 250mm and 350mm to be available later in the year.

All-spherical design

The new S8/ i FF features premium all -spherical lenses, which produce a uniquely organic, cinematic quality, which is characterised by smooth, spherical bokeh and minimal colour fringing. Enabling you to create sensitive and emotive images with a high degree of dimensionality.


With a maximum aperture of T1.4 across the focal range, the new S8/ i FF lenses are amongst the very fastest produced for larger than Full Frame capture. They also offer greater control over depth of field and flare characteristics, whilst still providing excellent low light performance without graining.


Compact and light, agile and easy to use, the new S8/i FF lenses have been created for a wide variety of situations and today’s compact cameras. Being lighter, however, has not compromised strength, durability, or their exceptional image quality.


Designed from the ground up to incorporate our very latest intelligent /i technology, which includes: • /i data focus and iris position • /i motion inertial data • /i maps factory calibrated shading and distortion data S8 also benefit from a high degree of modularity, which increases reliability and reduces servicing time. For example, the /i Technology board and placement.

Basic specification – Launch lineup

T-Stop rangeT1.4-T22T1.4-T22T1.4-T22
Close focus from lens front335mm460mm450mm
Min. marked object distance550mm 22in650mm 2ft 3in650mm 2ft 3in
Angular rotation MOD end stop270°270°270°
Length from front of lens to lens mount162mm157mm157mm
Max front diameter104mm104mm104mm
Angular rotation of Iris scale90°90°90°
Max. diagonal angle of view for FF format81°67°56°
Total weight (without lens mount)2.423kg2.383kg2.316kg


T-Stop rangeT1.4-T22T1.4-T22T1.4-T22T1.4-T22
Close focus from lens front500mm585mm660mm946mm
Min. marked object distance700mm 2ft 3in800mm 2ft 9in850mm 2ft 9in1200mm 4ft
Angular rotation MOD end stop270°270°270°270°
Length from front of lens to lens mount157mm157mm157mm200mm
Max front diameter104mm104mm104mm104mm
Angular rotation of Iris scale90°90°90°90°
Max. diagonal angle of view for FF format47°32°24°18°
Total weight (without lens mount)2.111kg2.428kg2.394kg3.185kg


For further information on the new Cooke S8/ i range click here or contact our sales team on 0208 977 1222 or

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