Review Lens: Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Canon M

Lens Overview - Samyang 135mm f/2.0

Hands-On Review: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 and 50mm f/1.4 Lenses

The 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Samsung NX Mount from Rokinon is a manual focus telephoto prime lens useful for portraiture and most telephoto applications. Its fast f/2.0 maximum aperture is effective in low light and enables shallow depth of field control. With a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, shallow depth of field imaging will be rendered with pleasing out-of-focus highlights. On APS-C format mirrorless cameras, this lens provides the 35mm equivalent focal length of 202.5mm.  Its minimum focus distance is 2.6'.

The optical design includes one extra-low dispersion lens element to control chromatic aberration, contributing to sharp, color-accurate imaging, and each of its lens elements features Ultra Multi-Coating to improve light transmission and reduce ghosting and flare. An internal focus system prevents the front end from rotating which allows more effective use of variable filters.

A durable metal barrel with a wide focus ring and manual aperture control ring offer tactile control over focus and exposure. An included, removable lens hood deters stray light from entering the lens, while protecting it from accidental impact and precipitation.

 

Manual focus prime lens for portraiture and general telephoto applications
35mm format focal length equivalent of 202.5mm when used on APS-C format mirrorless cameras
One extra-low dispersion (ED) lens element reduces chromatic aberrations
Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) on the lens elements minimizes ghosting
Non-rotating filter mount
Removable lens hood
UPC: 084438764154

Samyang 135mm f/2.0 Latest Price



Focal Length135mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 202.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSamsung NX
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View12.4°
Minimum Focus Distance2.6' / 0.79 m
Optical Design11 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.2 x 5.54" / 8.13 x 14.07 cm
Weight29.28 oz / 830 g

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Lens Technical

Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMCLeica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH.Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH
Name Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Canon MLeica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH.Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2f/2f/2
Year 201520192018
Mount Type Canon EF-MLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens TelephotoLens Wide,lens MediumLens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $549$4595$4750
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 1353575
Global 39.0171
Effective Mega Pixel 32.2551
Distorsion 0.138
Vignetting -1.83941
Tstop 2
Ac 6.36708
Vignetting Ranking 11104
Tstop Ranking 2043
Ac Ranking 3663
Pixel Depth 47.3
Price Sensor 3700
Sensor Raw 47.27
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jan. 2015Feb. 2019Jan. 2018
Brand SamyangLeicaLeica


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