Samyang 135mm f/2 Now Official: It’s a Fast, Manual Focus Portrait Lens for $549
The lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Sony A, and Sony E mounts. On the outside of the lens is a large manual focus ring and a manual aperture ring.
The Nikon F version of the lens also comes with an AE chip for focus confirmation, something that isn’t offered in the other models.
Other specs include 11 elements in 7 groups, an aperture range of f/2 to f/22, an extra-low dispersion element that reduces chromatic aberrations, multi-coating on the glass for reducing flaring and ghosting, a minimum focus distance of 2.6 feet, a 77mm filter thread, and a 9-blade rounded diaphragm for “exceptional bokeh.”
You can now preorder a Samyang 135mm f/2 for $549 from retailers such as B&H. By comparison, the Canon and Nikon 135mm f/2 lenses cost $1,049 and $1,299, respectively (though they are autofocus lenses). The same lens is also available with Rokinon branding (Rokinon is a brand owned by Samyang).