Here’s an FDTimes Special Report on Canon Sumire Prime lenses. Download the PDF.
Canon Sumire Prime lenses with PL mounts arrive just before NAB 2019, eight years into the impressive Cinema EOS evolution. These lenses are an inevitable sequel in Canon’s “episodic series” of more than 140 million lenses, including EF, EF-S and Cinema EOS lenses. Canon’s cine lenses have been largely centered on producing a broad range of Super 35mm zoom lenses.
The recent flurry of interest in Full Frame for cine spurred Canon to create a contemporary set of prime lenses with PL mounts and a unique, esthetically pleasing look.
Our special report begins with a quick review of Canon cinema lenses and Cinema EOS developments, and then moves to in-depth interviews with the lens designers and planners, a visit to Canon’s Utsunomiya factory to see how these lenses are made, and much more.