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Cooke Panchro S2 & S3 set. 35mm or 16mm?

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Hey Everyone,


I just bought a vintage Cooke Panchro S2 and S3 set, but cant tell if they are 35mm format or 16mm.

I would love to get some help from our community.


The photos are attached below..




PS. Is the ARRI ALEXA and the Cooke Panchro s2 and s3 set a good combination? Quality? etc....

I'd love suggestions from all of you.


Thank You.



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Speed Panchros were 35mm format lenses, the 16mm format lenses were branded Cooke Kinetals.


If ever in doubt, a simple trick is to point a lens up to a bright window (preferably one with contrast detail like slats or blinds) with the iris wide open, and hold a piece of white paper about an inch or so behind the rear element. Play with adjusting the distance slightly until a sharp image forms, which will give an indication of the image circle size and whether or not it covers a 35mm frame.

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