The Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lenses – NAB 2017

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas Cooke were showing their new range of S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lenses that have been designed to cover the full sensor area (46.31mm image circle) of the RED Weapon 8K.

Cooke S7/i
Cooke S7/i 100mm Full Frame Plus prime lens

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The new Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus range gives you a certain amount of future proofing and versatility by allowing you to use the lenses on 35mm/Super 35mm sensors, as well as full frame and VistaVision.

Fast, Full Frame Cine Primes

The new lenses will be available in 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm. All Cooke S7/i Primes have a true T2.0 aperture and cover 35/Super 35mm, full frame and beyond. They have a common fixed front diameter of 110mm, with a focus drive gear of 140T x 0.8 mod and an iris drive gear of 134T x 0.8. A nine-leaf linear module iris assembly is fitted into the Cooke S7/i lenses. The new lenses are certainly not lightweight with the average weight of an S7/i lens being approximately 3.5kg.

Cooke S7/i
The new Cookes aren’t lightweight but do offer coverage of large sensors, like those found on RED cameras.

Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus pricing and availability

The S7/i lenses are scheduled to start shipping in June, but there is currently no indication of pricing. If you are an owner/operator looking for an affordable PL prime lens that covers full frame or VistaVision sensors then Cooke S7/i primes probably aren’t the lenses for you – the range is definitely being targeted at rental houses.

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