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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 (8 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (8)
  1. CeeDave
    CeeDave 19 June 2019, 02:49
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    IP 184.186.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: US$450
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No tripod foot. Focus is a bit stiff, not smoothly damped. Clicks on aperture ring not very distinct. Hood is a bit flimsy.It is not at all shoddy, but build is not very high quality.

    Pros: Spectacularly sharp and free of optical flaws. Resists flare well. Good contrast. Nice out of focus rendering. Reasonable size and weight, given its focal length and max aperture.

    Summary: One of the best lenses I have ever used, inpure image quality. Unbelievably good performance for the price. Yup, all manual, no IS...this limits the scenarios you can use it in. Action is tricky, and in low light you need support. But amazing when it comes together!

  2. 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\"!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)!

  7. 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

  8. 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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