Canon Sumire T1.5 PL set (20-85mm)

Modern take on a vintage look


Canon 5 lens modern 'vintage' prime T1.5 PL lens set - 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm.


Lens Groupset

Canon Sumire Prime


PL Mount

Sensor Size/Coverage

Full Frame, Super-35

Lens Type

Prime Lens Set

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).

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 Lens Set

  • Canon Sumire PL Prime 20mm/T1.5 CF 8″
  • Canon Sumire PL Prime 24mm/T1.5 CF 12″
  • Canon Sumire PL Prime 32mm/T1.4 CF 12″
  • Canon Sumire PL Prime 50mm/T1.4 CF 12″
  • Canon Sumire PL Prime 85mm/T1.4 CF 3’2″

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

20mm 24mm 35mm 50mm 85mm
T-Stop Range T1.5-T16 T1.5-T16 T1.5-T16 T1.5-T16 T1.5-T16
Close Focus from Lens Front 30mm 30mm 30mm 30mm 95mm
12″ 12″ 12″ 12″ 3’2
Length from Front of Lens to Lens Mount 93.5mm 93.5mm 93.5mm 93.5mm 93.5mm
3.7″ 3.7″ 3.7″ 3.7″ 3.7″
Max Front Diameter 114mm 114mm 114mm 114mm 114mm
Total Weight 1.2kg 1.2kg 1.1kg 1.1kg 1.3kg
FF Image Coverage (1.5:1) 36x24mm 36x24mm 36x24mm 36x24mm 36x24mm
S-35 Image Coverage (1.78:1) 24.6×13.8 24.6×13.8 24.6×13.8 24.6×13.8 24.6×13.8
Canon Sumire PL Prime 20mm/T1.5
Canon Sumire PL Prime 24mm/T1.5
Canon Sumire PL Prime 32mm/T1.4
Canon Sumire PL Prime 50mm/T1.4
Canon Sumire PL Prime 85mm/T1.4
5 x Lens Front Cap (Canon 114mm)
5 x Lens End Cap (PL)

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