Cooke Optics SP3 Series Full-Frame Lenses announced

Cooke Optics, renowned for its high-end video lenses, has unveiled the SP3 prime lens series specially crafted for mirrorless cameras. This exciting lineup comprises five focal lengths—25mm, 32mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm—all boasting a fast T2.4 aperture.

Cooke Optics SP3 lenses

Currently, the Cooke SP3 series lenses come equipped with a Sony E mount. However, the manufacturer has assured the release of versions with an RF mount shortly. Additionally, L-Mount and M-Mount variants are on the horizon and slated for availability next year.

The nomenclature “SP” signifies “Speed Panchro,” a name steeped in lens legend. The new Cooke SP3 series channels the essence of the Speed Panchro while sporting a fresh design meticulously optimized “optically and mechanically” for mirrorless camera systems.

These lenses come in varying weights, ranging from 500 to 690g, contingent upon the chosen focal length and mount. Cooke Optics affirms its compatibility with gimbals and drones, promising seamless operation.

Price and availability

For those eager to get their hands on the Cooke Optics SP3 series, pre-orders are now open via the Bhphotovideo.com online store. Individually, each lens is priced at $4,500. However, enthusiasts looking to dive into the complete set of five lenses will be delighted to find them housed in a rugged case, available at a total cost of $21,375.

As a bonus, customers can anticipate receiving a complimentary RF mount kit, courtesy of Cooke Optics, with detailed instructions included in the package.

Furthermore, the Leica L and M mount flanges are set to be offered separately, with M mount versions expected to hit the market in early 2024. Pricing details for L and M mounts have yet to be disclosed.

Cooke SP3 100mm T2.4 specifications

Cooke SP3 100mm T2.4
  • Focal Length: 100mm
  • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Lens Format Coverage: Full Frame
  • Maximum Aperture: T2.4
  • Minimum Aperture: T16
  • Interchangeable Mount: Yes
  • Image Circle: 43.3 mm
  • Angle of View: Full Frame – Diagonal: 25° / Super 35 – Diagonal: 17°
  • Focus Scales: Imperial
  • Filter Thread: 77 mm x 0.75
  • Minimum Focus Distance: From Front of Lens – 26.1″ / 663 mm
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Gear Rotation: Focus 160° / Iris 78°
  • Coatings: Multi-Coating
  • Diameter: 4.9″ / 124 mm
  • Length: 3.2″ / 82 mm
  • Weight: 1.5 lb / 690 g
  • Price: $4,500 on Bhphotovideo.com

Cooke SP3 75mm T2.4 specifications

Cooke SP3 75mm T2.4
  • Focal Length: 75mm
  • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Lens Format Coverage: Full Frame
  • Maximum Aperture: T2.4
  • Minimum Aperture: T16
  • Interchangeable Mount: Yes
  • Image Circle: 43.3 mm
  • Angle of View: Full Frame – Diagonal: 32° / Super 35 – Diagonal: 22°
  • Focus Scales: Metric, Imperial
  • Filter Thread: 58 mm x 0.75
  • Minimum Focus Distance: From Front of Lens – 27.1″ / 689 mm
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Gear Standard: 0.8 MOD
  • Gear Rotation: Focus 160° / Iris 78°
  • Coatings: Multi-Coating
  • Diameter: 2.5″ / 64 mm
  • Length: 3.9″ / 98 mm
  • Weight: 1.1 lb / 520 g
  • Price: $4,500 on Bhphotovideo.com

Cooke SP3 50mm T2.4 specifications

Cooke SP3 50mm T2.4
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Lens Format Coverage: Full Frame
  • Maximum Aperture: T2.4
  • Minimum Aperture: T16
  • Interchangeable Mount: Yes
  • Image Circle: 43.3 mm
  • Angle of View: Full Frame – Diagonal: 47° / Super 35 – Diagonal: 34°
  • Focus Scales: Metric, Imperial
  • Filter Thread: 58 mm x 0.75
  • Minimum Focus Distance: From Front of Lens – 15.5″ / 394 mm
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Gear Standard: 0.8 MOD
  • Gear Rotation: Focus 160° / Iris 78°
  • Coatings: Multi-Coating
  • Diameter: 2.5″ / 64 mm
  • Length: 3.7″ / 94 mm
  • Weight: 1.1 lb / 500 g
  • Price: $4,500 on Bhphotovideo.com

Cooke SP3 32mm T2.4 specifications

32mm T2.4
  • Focal Length: 32mm
  • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Lens Format Coverage: Full Frame
  • Maximum Aperture: T2.4
  • Minimum Aperture: T16
  • Interchangeable Mount: Yes
  • Image Circle: 43.3 mm
  • Angle of View: Full Frame – Diagonal: 69° / Super 35 – Diagonal: 50°
  • Focus Scales: Metric, Imperial
  • Filter Thread: 58 mm x 0.75
  • Minimum Focus Distance: From Front of Lens – 8.8″ / 223 mm
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Gear Standard: 0.8 MOD
  • Gear Rotation: Focus 160° / Iris 78°
  • Coatings: Multi-Coating
  • Diameter: 2.5″ / 64 mm
  • Length: 3.7″ / 94 mm
  • Weight: 1.1 lb / 500 g
  • Price: $4,500 on Bhphotovideo.com

Cooke SP3 25mm T2.4 specifications

25mm T2.4
  • Focal Length: 25mm
  • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Lens Format Coverage: Full Frame
  • Maximum Aperture: T2.4
  • Minimum Aperture: T16
  • Interchangeable Mount: Yes
  • Image Circle: 43.3 mm
  • Angle of View: Full Frame – Diagonal: 81° / Super 35 – Diagonal: 62°
  • Focus Scales: Metric, Imperial
  • Filter Thread: 58 mm x 0.75
  • Minimum Focus Distance: From Front of Lens – 5.5″ / 139 mm
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Gear Standard: 0.8 MOD
  • Gear Rotation: Focus 160° / Iris 78°
  • Coatings: Multi-Coating
  • Diameter: 2.5″ / 64 mm
  • Length: 3.9″ / 94 mm
  • Weight: 1.3 lb / 575 g
  • Price: $4,500 on Bhphotovideo.com

ZY Optics also introduced an exciting new trio of fast cinema lenses tailored for cameras equipped with S35 sensors: the Mitakon Speedmaster series in 20mm, 35mm, and 50mm, all boasting an impressive T1.0 aperture. They are readily available as a set, priced attractively at $1,299 via the Bhphotovideo.com online store.

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