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CANON Sumire Prime 135mm T3.1 PL

Canon Sumire Prime 135mm T3.1 PL

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Canon 135mm modern 'vintage' prime.  Canon Sumire Prime 35mm T3.1 PL

The term modern 'vintage' is purely descriptive, since Canon have deliberately tried to recreate some of the character of the popular Canon K35 series and other similar lenses, whilst maintaining Full Frame coverage, 4K+ image quality and matched T1.5 aperture (20mm-85mm are all matched T1.5).

Please read VMI's new article all about the Canon Sumire Primes - the first Canon lenses designed with character  

The specially designed Canon 'Cinematic look' is described by Canon as a "unique optical design offers a nuanced look at the lens’ wider aperture settings, subtly modifying textural renderings for pleasing bokeh with superb expressiveness".  What this means to us, is that universally, we all really like the images which have warm colour tones with pleasing colourimetry, no perceptable focus breathing, attractive bokehs and a character which we all admire.

Irritatingly, Canon decided to call these lenses 'CN-E', which is the name of the original Canon Cinema Primes range, which doesn't really do them justice, since they have been completely redesigned from scratch.  Canon also made the focus scales a bit 'busy' for our liking too but make no mistake, these are really beautiful lenses.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning here that these are the first lenses which Canon have ever manufactured, which do not maximise their performance by instead concentrating on 'character'.  This means that lens aberations have been deliberate created in their design in order to produce a more pleasing look.  We fully support their decision to do this and hope that you too will like what you see.

Canon Sumire PL Prime 135mm/T3.1  CF 3.3' 1m

Large Image Circle which fully covers Full Frame.  See image on parade for details.

 

Canon 135mm modern 'vintage' prime T3.1 PL

The term modern 'vintage' is purely descriptive, since Canon have deliberately tried to recreate some of the character of the popular Canon K35 series and other similar lenses, whilst maintaining Full Frame coverage, 4K+ image quality and matched T1.5 aperture (20mm-85mm are all matched T1.5).

*** Available November/December 2019 ***

Please read VMI's new article all about the Canon Sumire Primes - the first Canon lenses designed with character  

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Specifications

  14mm 20mm 24mm  
T-Stop Range T3.1-T16 T1.5-T16 T1.5-T16  
Close Focus from Lens Front 20mm 30mm 30mm  
  8" 12" 12"  
Length from Front of Lens to Lens Mount 86mm 93.5mm 93.5mm  
  3.4" 3.7" 3.7"  
Max Front Diameter 114mm 114mm 114mm  
Total Weight 1.2kg 1.2kg 1.2kg  
FF Image Coverage (1.5:1) 36x24mm 36x24mm 36x24mm  
S-35 Image Coverage (1.78:1) 24.6x13.8 24.6x13.8 24.6x13.8  
         
  35mm 50mm 85mm 135mm
T-Stop Range T1.5-T16 T1.5-T16 T1.5-T16 T2.2-T16
Close Focus from Lens Front 30mm 30mm 95mm 1000mm
  12" 12" 3'2 3.3'
Length from Front of Lens to Lens Mount 93.5mm 93.5mm 93.5mm 107.6mm
  3.7" 3.7" 3.7" 4.23"
Max Front Diameter 114mm 114mm 114mm 114mm
Total Weight 1.1kg 1.1kg 1.3kg 1.4kg
FF Image Coverage 36x24mm 36x24mm 36x24mm 36x24mm
S-35 Image Coverage (1.78:1) 24.6x13.8 24.6x13.8 24.6x13.8 24.6x13.8

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