The new Sumire Prime series offers softer image rendering for more natural and impressive subjects. Having a unified design with the existing Cinema EF Primes, changing of lenses during on set will be a breeze. In addition, color balance has been made uniform throughout both series thus reducing the need for post grading. Having an odd number of iris blades, the diffracted light in the opposite direction does not overlap thus giving a more diffused and soft light rays.
Canon is introducing a new line of cinema prime lenses – appropriately named “SUMIRE Prime”. Pronounced “Soo-mee-ray” in Japanese, it is associated with a floral gentleness and beauty.
In addition to bright T-stops and Canon’s renowned warm imagery, a unique optical design introduces a nuanced look as the lens aperture approaches its maximum setting – subtly modifying the textural renderings of the human facial close-up. It also smooths the transition to the fall-off portions of the scene resulting in a pleasing bokeh. This combination adds emotional expressiveness to a memorable scene.