Canon has announced a new range of seven fast T-stop cinema prime lenses in the Sumire Prime lens series, all with an interchangeable PL mount.
The new lenses – CN-E14mm T3.1 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 – are compatible with any PL mount cinema camera equipped with either a 35mm full-frame format sensor or a Super 35mm format sensor, including select Cinema EOS cameras. Although the seven lenses in the Sumire Prime series will come with a PL mount at first, it can be modified into EF and back to PL by a Canon Service & Repair Centre or Authorised Service Partners.
The new lenses feature a large-diameter aspheric element and anomalous dispersion glass, ensuring natural image rendering and bringing high image quality and warmer tones to cinema productions. Supporting an 11-blade iris, all the lenses provide precise manual control over bokeh for creating shots that direct the viewer’s attention to specific details. The large lens diameter and brighter T-number make these lenses an ideal choice for filming in challenging low-light scenes as well as capturing scenes with a shallow depth of field. The seven new Sumire Prime lenses will ship in Australia from June 2019 with pricing set at dealer discretion. Details are available through Canon’s Australian website.