Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount

Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount

Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds Mount Lens
  • 270mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to 22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus; Manual Aperture Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6'
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Samyang 135mm f/2.0 overview

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Work in low light and capture images with exceptional "bokeh" with the 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens from Samyang, available here for Micro Four Thirds mount cameras. This all-manual telephoto prime offers a flattering perspective well-suited to portraits and other sensitive subject matter, and the fast f/2.0 maximum aperture helps ensure the image will be bright and have an extremely shallow depth-of-field. Also, this lens features one extra-low dispersion element to reduce the impact of chromatic aberrations in the final image as well as an Ultra Multi-Coating to reduce flare and ghosting.

A large manual focus ring as well as a physical aperture ring are available on the lens barrel for making smooth, deliberate adjustments. Also, this lens has a minimum focus distance of 2.6' and a front filter thread diameter of 77mm. Assisting with smooth, pleasing out-of-focus elements is a circular 9-blade diaphragm. Additionally, it comes with a removable lens hood and a soft pouch.

Lens construction of 11 elements in 7 groups
Front filter thread is non-rotating for easier use with certain filters, such as circular polarizers and variable NDs
In the Box
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Soft Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Samyang 135mm f/2.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 135mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on Micro Four Thirds Format Focal Length: 270 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 18.8°
    Four Thirds Picture Angle: 9.5°
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.62' / .8 m
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.23 x 5.79" / 82 x 147 mm
    Weight 1.84 lb / 835 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.1 x 5.1"

    Samyang 135mm f/2.0 reviews

    135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensational Resolution in the frame centre The resolution test of the Samyang 135 mm f/2.0 ED UMC (resolution meaning here the MTF50 function) was based on RAW files from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. In the case of that camera the decency level is situated near 30-32 lpmm and the best fixed focus lenses can reach 44-47 lpmm. Only one word comes to your mind a sensation! In the frame centre the image is very sharp already from the maximum relative aperture, with MTFs reaching almost 46 lpmm. It is more than the maximum result of the Canon EF 135mm f/2LUSM, so adored and praised by many people, which by f/4.0 exceeded slightly 43 lpmm! The Samyang, on stopping down reaches a record-breaking level of 47.6 lpmm. Now a comparison between the Samyang and the expensive Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 135 mm f/2.0, tested on the Nikon D3x and so praised by us, would be interesting. The Nikons sensor allows you to get MTFs about 1-2 lpmm higher than those from the detector of the EOS 5D MkIII. The maximum result of the Zeiss amounted to 48.9 lpmm so the result of the Samyang is, within the margin of error, almost the same as that of its competitor twice as expensive. It means in real life photos there will be virtually no difference! The performance of the Samyang on the edge of the APS-C/DX is excellent as well. The MTFs are just 2-3 lpmm lower than in the frame centre, reaching a truly outstanding level, out of reach of many primes in the frame centre! The edge of the full frame sensor lags behind the results you saw in the frame centre and the edge of the APS-C/DX ; not because it is bad but because those values were so outstanding. After all on the very edge of the full frame detector the lens reaches a very high level of 38.5 lpmm while wide open. Still here you can notice the advantage of the expensive Apo Sonnar which is better than the Samyang by about 3 lpmm. To sum up the resolutions offered by the Samyang are brilliant, definitely worth a lens several times more expensive. Pros: sensational resolution in the frame centre, excellent image quality on the edge of APS-C/DX, very good image quality on the edge of full frame, imperceptible longitudinal chromatic aberration, negligible lateral chromatic aberration, no problems with spherical aberration, practically zero distortion, invisible coma, low astigmatism, nice background blur, excellent price/quality ratio. Cons: too high vignetting on full frame.
    Date published: 2016-11-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from another tool in the arsenal Bought this after buying and using the Samsung 85mm. Use both with Gx7. Am still getting used to this lens. It is very sharp, but you might have to close it down several stops to get the depth of field you desire. Lens is fairly heavy for micro four thirds cameras in terms of hand holding, But I have gotten good results using the on camera flash.
    Date published: 2017-03-27
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