Canon's CN-E lenses are more expensive than Canon EF lenses, but EF lenses do also work on cinema cameras such as the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C700 FF. So what justifies the extra outlay and why is it so important for Martin to work with cinema lenses?
"For shooting features, it's mostly about brilliant skin tones. The CN-E primes deliver those tones, very soft and well balanced, kept across the aperture range," he says.
That final look is also complemented by the way the lenses handle. "I do a lot of focus pulling, so for me it is important that focus breathing is nearly absent. There's no focus breathing with these lenses, and they have highly accurate markings on both sides, meaning you can easily use any wireless or follow focus with precision. For me and my first AC, it is important that the focus throw is buttery smooth," explains Martin.
And with the latest Canon cinema cameras offering limitless creative control and exceptional 4K full-frame image quality, things are looking good for future productions. "I think if you like to achieve the cinematic feel, CN-E primes should be your choice," Martin says.