4. Taking on a low-light challenge with Sumire Prime lenses
Since they launched in 2019, the PL-mount Sumire Prime lenses have been warmly received for their cinematic look. They share the same colour balance as their counterparts in the Canon CN-E lens range, meaning that it's easy to switch to a Sumire Prime lens when you want to take advantage of their unique character, which includes natural skin tones, subtle flares, rich bokeh and organic warmth.
British filmmaker Tania Freimuth put the Sumire Primes to the test while filming a night-time short in a London restaurant. "I wanted the film to look romantic, rich and polished," she says. In order to achieve the atmospheric end result, she turned to a Canon CN-E85mm T1.3 FP X lens on a Canon EOS C700 FF body.
Over the years Tania has witnessed a raft of technological advances. "Apart from the transition to from film to digital, the biggest change I have experienced in my career was the addition of motion picture capture to DSLRs," she says. "For the independent filmmaker, it was a game-changer."
Tania went on to film with a range of Cinema EOS cameras and cinema lenses, including the original Canon EOS C300. "I remember getting stick from the producer for choosing to shoot in Canon Log because it needed grading, but it looked great," she recalls. "This kind of gear gives me freedom of choice."
Read more about Tania's low-light shoot with Sumire Prime lenses