Cooke Panchro Classic 40mm T2.3 PL Prime

Modern remake of Cooke Vintage 5 lens prime 40mm/T2.3.


Cooke Panchro Classic lens modern remake of vintage prime set.  This is a 40mm/T2.3.


Lens Groupset

Cooke Panchro Classic S3 prime - S-35


PL Mount

Sensor Size/Coverage

Full Frame, Super-35

Note that this include the Cooke/i lens data.

The growing demand for vintage Cooke Speed Panchro lenses from the 1920s to 1960s prompted Cooke to introduce a modern redesign of the vintage classic and these are the Cooke Panchro/i Classic, T2.2 to T3.2 Prime lenses.

The new Pancho is apparently true to the original look of the now legendary Speed Panchro, recreates the same look and feel of the original with the advantage of modern glass mounted for today’s cameras. And, the new lenses come equipped with /i Technology for frame by frame digital information capture, as do all modern Cooke cine lenses for film and digital capture.

The original Cooke Speed Panchro, designed by Horace W. Lee in the 1920s, was a cine prime lens that chromatically enhanced an image when filming under restricted illumination. Cooke Speed Panchros combined a relative aperture as wide as f2.0 with an angular field of view and definition previously impossible with much smaller apertures. They quickly gained a worldwide reputation for quality cinema production and were widely used throughout the 20th century.

Front Element 110mm

T-Stop Range T2.2-T22
Angular Rotation of Iris Scale 90°
Min. Marked Object Distance 450 mm
16 in
Close Focus from Lens Front 280 mm
11.0 in
Angular Rotation to MOD Endstop 270°
Max. Diagonal Angle of View for Super 35 Format 41°
Length from Front of Lens to Lens Mount 118 mm
4.6 in
Max Front Diameter 110 mm
4.33 in
Total Weight 1.4 kg
3.1 lbs
Maximum Format Cover
18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 27mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm: 31.1mm diameter (Super 35mm format) / 65mm (MACRO), 75mm, 100mm, 135mm, 152mm: Full Frame
Focus Scales
Two opposing focus scales – metric or footage. Scales marked from infinity to MOD
Focus Drive Gear
140 teeth 0.8 metric module x 6.0mm wide x 105mm from image plane
Iris Scales
Two opposing linear T-scales – whole and third stops marked
Iris Drive Gear
134 teeth 0.8 metric module x 4.0mm wide 83mm from image plane
Internal Front Fitting Filter
Internal thread for filter adapter M105 x 0.75 pitch
Panchro Classic 40mm T2.3 PL Prime
Lens Front Cap (Cooke 110mm)
Lens End Cap (P

Peli Case: 31 x 23 x 21   4.50kg
Country Of Origin: UK

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