Canon launches seven new cine lenses with a PL mount and fixed focal length

Canon announces the release of the Sumireⁱ Prime series of cinema lenses featuring seven fast-aperture models equipped with the interchangeable PL mount switchable to EF mount ⁱⁱ. The new CN-E14mm T3 lenses.1 FP X, CN E20mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E24mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E35mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E50mm T1.3 FP X, CN E85mm T1.3 FP X and CN-E135mm T2.2 FP X significantly expands the company’s range of cinematic solutions. They are compatible with any film camera equipped with a PL mount and a full-frame 35mm or Super-35 sensor, including selected Cinema EOS cameras. The lenses produce cinematic-style images with a consistent warm color scheme, which gives operators new creative and functional possibilities. Sumire Prime series is produced in response to the need of filmmakers to produce high quality content, which captures with its creativity, individuality and expressiveness.

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Advanced optics: cinematic images

Incorporating Canon’s world-leading expertise in high performance optics, the seven new lenses offer operators new ways of taking pictures. The lenses are highly detailed and feature a large-diameter aspherical lens and anomalous dispersion glass which produces a very soft, velvety image at maximum aperture opening. Unique optical design captures the natural beauty of the scene to its fullest, for stunning picture quality and warm, cinematic tones.

All lenses have precision manual control of the 11-blade iris, giving ample opportunity for creating beautifully round bokeh and soft lighting. Enabling operators to accentuate their subjects to create stunning, detailed, on-camera shots. A larger diameter lens helps achieve a higher light transmission coefficient, making the lenses ideal for low-light and shallow depth of field shots – critical for creating distinctive atmospheres.


PL mount with full frame support

Sumire Prime lenses are equipped with a PL mount, which can be changed to an EF mount and back to a PL mount. The wide range of lens compatibility is valued by professional cinematographers working with full frame cameras and Super-35s. The industry needs versatile solutions designed for a variety of applications – both art and high-end documentaries, in the studio or on location. Compatible with Canon’s renowned Cinema EOS system, including the flagship C700 FF full frame cinema camera, and full frame cameras from other manufacturers, the lenses ensure premium quality materials and provide the foundation for the future.

High reliability and consistent results

Images shot with Sumire Prime lenses have the same light, warm tone as images shot with other Canon cine lenses. It makes it possible to change lenses during shooting without disturbing the overall tone. Uniformity of results allows you to spend less time on painstaking color correction of each fragment.

All seven lenses have identically positioned toothed rings for adjusting aperture and focus in 0.8 mm increments. In addition, all models have the same front diameteriii, saving the operator from having to readjust the stand when the lenses are changed. All lenses feature very precise and smooth focus adjustment: the adjustment ring provides comfortable resistance and rotates through 300 degrees. Cinematographers can be assured of correctly framing the scene, as the lenses compensate for the “breathing” effect that sometimes leads to a change in perspective when the subject changes focus.


Stephen Hart Dyke, Marketing Manager, Professional Imaging Solutions, Canon Europe, said: “With increasing competition in the film production market, and a growing demand for quality content from audiences, filmmakers are constantly looking for new creative solutions. This led to a greater proliferation and demand for full-frame 35mm cameras and high-aperture prime lenses to achieve more effective and high-quality visuals that immediately put the film in the spotlight. On the other hand, the range of full-frame cinema lenses is still relatively limited. We launched the Sumire Prime series to expand the choice for professional filmmakers, giving them more flexibility and compatible shooting tools that will allow them to hone their craft and express their creative vision, giving movies the much sought-after cinematic look.

Seven new lenses will be unveiled to the public for the first time at NAB 2019 April 8-11 at the Canon exhibit center hall, booth C4425 .

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