"Wide open, the CN-E35mm T1.5 FP X lens does show minor vignetting, but this is nice, because this plays into the idea of the vintage lens look. Of course, the CN-E85mm T1.3 FP X naturally doesn't do it that much, and the CN-E14mm T3.1 FP X is for different needs and doesn't show any vignetting. It's a different design," he says. "It's amazing and in terms of distortion, there's nothing to see."
Hans used the Canon CN-E14mm T3.1 FP X lens to capture some of the architecture, such as the deserted chapel the couple visit. The optical design keeps the verticals of the buildings straight rather than bowing, as can happen on non-corrected super-wide lenses. "We shot all the lenses in harsh, challenging conditions, wide open. We took them to the limits, and when you bring a lens to the limits then it will show slight aberrations," Hans explains. However, he adds, "the 14mm has no barrel distortion at all. It's a full rectilinear design."
Hans is also impressed with how the Canon Sumire Prime cine lenses handle flare, especially the Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 FP X and Canon CN-E85mm T1.3 FP X, which were used for many of the mid-length and tight shots. This was particularly apparent on one of the film's most spectacular shots, where the sun-drenched couple are above the clouds on top of one of the mountains.
"The sun is not burning out, thanks to the dynamic range of the Canon EOS C700 FF. And you can see the lovely flares. The shot is tack sharp, even wide open."