Get the Cooke Look at a fraction of the cost, as Cooke Optics launches budget SP3 cinema lens range

Cooke SP3 lenses
(Image credit: Cooke Optics)

Cooke Optics has launched its cheapest-ever range of cinema lenses. Costing a fraction of the price of its existing products, the new range of five primes is designed to attract a new generation of cinematographers to the advantages of what has become known as The Cooke Look.

By some people's standards the new Cooke SP3 lenses are not especially cheap. But costing $4,500 each, they are around a third of the price of the Panchro/i Classic lens range (which sell for $12,900 each). Cooke's flagship S8 range of lenses cost around $35,000.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.