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Samyang 135 mm f/2.0 ED UMC

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Manufacturer Samyang
Model 135 mm f/2.0 ED UMC
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 135 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 18.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.8 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Pentax K
Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Samsung NX
Sony E
Fujifilm X
Canon EF-M
Sony FE
Dimensions 122 x 82 mm
Weight 830 g
Additional information Premier: 12.01.2015
Average rating (7 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (7)
  1. Anastazy
    Anastazy 1 April 2019, 01:10
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    IP 94.67.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 515€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy for my Fuji XT1. I found it manageable only with the optional power grip. When fitted, the lens balances much better. Critical manual focusing, takes time and skill to get it right. I started off by getting in-focus about 65% of my shots, to end up near 90% after some good training. Shutter speed needs to be shorter than or at least equal to 1/250s for getting consistently sharp images.

    Pros: Amazing sharpness and clarity at all apertures with exceptional bokeh. It is comfortably my sharpest (and heaviest) lens!

    Summary: A gem of a lens with amazing value for money, but not for the faint-hearted. It requires skill, persistence and patience to get the best out of it. But then, they say, \"good things go to those who wait\"!

  2. Furio
    Furio 17 March 2016, 20:49
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    IP 79.25.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: €500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Manual focus, but in my Nikon D750 i have the dot focus confirmation so it's not a big problem. No stabilization.

    Pros: SHARP and contrasty from f2.0! Beautiful bokeh.

    Summary: Get one! Especially if you shoot Nikon.

  3. Fookus
    Fookus 19 February 2016, 13:49
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    IP 94.208.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 550
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: big

    Pros: sharp sharp sharp; contrasty

    Summary: wow! get one! this lens is unbelievable. I sold my Pentax 50 135 immediately when i compared it with this beauty.

  4. Tommy
    Tommy 9 January 2016, 23:55
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    IP 178.189.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No autofocus, no stabilization

    Pros: I use it for astrophotography, and point light sources on black ground are a nightmare for all optics. This lens is totally sharp and colour free to the FF edge wide open at f/2. Unbelievable! See: http://www.astrobin.com/228813/

    Summary: Best optics in any tele lens I have ever seen. Number one in my collection.

  5. Jackot85
    Jackot85 4 January 2016, 10:49
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    IP 194.2.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: €500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not distributed everywhere for m4/3 Focusing is critical but is awaited for this range of focal Heavy

    Pros: Razorsharp from f/2 to f/5.6 (best @f/4) Smooth but firm focus ring Great contrast and micro-contrast Short minimal focusing distance Pouch & reversible hood included Price

    Summary: On m4/3 hybrids, the utilization differs from the initial goal : it's more of a telezoom than a portrait lens, but the sharpness in the distance is still beautiful. To shoot a really far subject, the hyperfocal helps a lot, because focusing is tough without assistance like focus peaking. Real bargain but if the canikon versions are easy to get, the m4/3 & 4/3 are a nightmare to find... (in western Europe anyway)!

  6. Purple Dragon
    Purple Dragon 8 June 2015, 21:47
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    IP 141.135.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: € 47
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: *very critical manual focusing, split-field or microprism screen necessary ; needs getting used to *slightly heavy

    Pros: *incredible sharpness, contrast, colour and bokeh at any aperture *beautiful rendering *short minimal focusing distance *price

    Summary: *will serve for portraits *will accompany my 24-70 f/2.8 II while traveling *definitely a great bargain

  7. Purple Dragon
    Purple Dragon 25 May 2015, 21:12
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    IP 141.135.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: € 47
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: a bit heavy hard to nail focus even with split field (to be expected) slow to work with

    Pros: very, very good sharpness, contrast and color wide open perfect portrait lens on full frame

    Summary: get one

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