Cooke Optics has announced the launch of the S8/i Full Frame (FF) series of seven lenses for full frame production with an all-spherical design and T1.4 throughout. These currently include 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, and 135mm focal lengths. A further nine lenses will join the range from late 2022. With an emphasis on preserving the Cooke Look® the S8/i design has also focussed on optimizing contrast performance and resolution which is maximized to suit the actual resolution of modern digital cameras. An all-spherical design produces a near telecentric output of the light rays which is efficient for sensors and is characterized by smooth, spherical bokeh and minimal color fringing.
With a maximum aperture of T1.4 across the focal range, the new S8/i FF lenses are amongst the fastest lenses for larger than full frame capture offering greater control over depth of field and flare characteristics, while still providing strong low light performance. The new lenses are compact and light weight compared to previous Cooke models without compromising strength and durability. They also incorporate Cooke’s latest intelligent /i technology collecting data on focus and iris position, inertial motion, and factory calibrated shading and distortion. The S8/i FF series is now available to order in the following focal lengths: 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, and 135mm. And Cooke promises that it will no longer take years for their lenses to reach buyers. New Cooke Optics CEO Tim Pugh has undertaken an effort to reduce delivery delays that have long plagued the company by creating a new UK manufacturing facility dedicated to the new line of lenses.
For further details and to view demo images you can find the launch video here: