in ,

Canon C500 Mark II and Canon Sumire Primes Short Film

Sumire Primes bring a dreamy look to this short film shot on the C500 Mark II

Canon C500 mark II full frame extension handheld teradek
Image by Canon

Canon Sumire Primes and C500 Mark II shoot a short film ‘Autumn Dream’ showing off the lenses’ dreamy characteristics and image quality.

The short film ‘Autumn Dream’ aka The Beekeeper creates a painterly universe of childhood imagination where three kids dressed as a beekeeper, ladybug, and a bee climb a set of stairs to an autumn world of frolic and fun.

According to Canon, some of the challenges the crew faced during production where a white beekeeper outfit and a handheld backwards climb of 7 flights of stairs. And while DoP, Paul Andresen, required a camera with a wide dynamic range, he turned to the Canon C500 Mark II and its 15 stops of latitude. He paired the camera with Canon’s Sumire Lenses and shot the film handled.

Canon C500 Mark II full frame
Image by Canon

Non-Compromise Vintage Look for Modern Cine Cameras

The Canon Sumire Primes offer a bit more ‘vintage’ look compared to the predecessory CN-E primes and include the same focal lengths. Sumire Primes start off at the ultra-wide 14mm T3.1 and go through the super-fast Sumire 50mm T1.3 through to the 135mm T2.2.

And unlike the CN-E primes, the new Sumire primes are avaialble in the more cinema standard PL mount. A 7 x lens Sumire Primes set will set you back around $46,000 USD over at B&H.

Sumire Primes / Images by Canon

Learn more about the Canon Sumire Primes here.

What do you think?

canon eos r5 24-105mm

Canon EOS R5 to Get Full HD 120fps, and C-Log 3 in Future Firmware?

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16.2

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16.2.4 Update Released