Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Nikon F Mount with AE Chip

Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Nikon F Mount with AE Chip

Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Nikon F Mount with AE Chip

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to 22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus with Focus Confirmation
  • Auto/P/A/S/M Exposure Modes
  • 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

  • 1Description

Work in low light and capture images with exceptional "bokeh" with the 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens from Samyang, available here with an AE chip for Nikon F mount full frame and APS-C 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. The AE chip built-into this model enables focus confirmation as well as the use of Auto/P/A/S/M shooting modes due to the transmission of lens data to the camera. 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 soft pouch.

Optical 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
UPC: 084438764222
In the Box
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Nikon F Mount with AE Chip
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Soft Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Samyang 135mm f/2.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 135mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 202.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 18.8°
    APS-C Picture Angle: 12.4°
    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 4.72" / 82 x 120 mm
    Weight 1.79 lb / 815 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.638 x 5.197 x 5.118"

    Samyang 135mm f/2.0 reviews

    135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Nikon F Mount with AE Chip is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG amazing. I am a professional portrait and wedding photographer and I shoot with Nikons. I have tried the 135mm f2 dc from nikon and it was completely meh. Soft images, missed focus, CA so bad that strongly back lit images show up complete with rainbow unicorn. I decided to give this lens a try and i am glad i did. Compared to 85mm 1.4G and 70-200mm 2.8 vr2, this lens is a pita to use. But with my d750's i can consistently land focus 99% of time and its result is on par with nikons venerable 85mm or the 70-200. The feel of the image is a bit flat with lots of compression and a beautiful bokeh. It is an amazing lens with very close focus ability and a pleasure to use as its extremely well dampened. I would not use this lens in high pressure situations but for general portraiture it will always be in my bag.
    Date published: 2016-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very high quality affordable portrait lens This is a fast sharp prime telephoto lens with nice quality and affordable price. Mostly recommended for portrait shots. The sharpness is amazing. Works great for portraits in good light conditions, because in very low light conditions you can't focus very well. Doesn't have autofocus, so not good for sports photography or moving objects. A little heavy. If you are using a Nikon back, you can use the electric diaphragm which means you can change the aperture from the camera. This feature is exclusively for Nikon backs. The Samyang version is 50$ cheaper than Rokinon version which is exactly the same, so I don't recommend getting the Rokinon version. If you are looking for a sharp portrait lens which is also affordable and you don't mind focusing manually, this is absolutely one of the best lenses available in on market. If you are not into portrait photography and looking for a general purpose lens or you want to use it for moving objects, It won't be a good candidate.
    Date published: 2016-10-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprise from Samyang I compared this lens to the famous Nikon 135/2DC on my D800 and found no difference in quality. The same sharpness, same vinietting, same absence of CA and even bokeh are very same. An Internal chip transmits exposure info good enough so I had no problems with manual iris/exposure adjustments. The main problem is still the focusing.Using embedded focus-assist (dot between arrows in viewfinder) I was able to get corrrect focus only in 3 shots out of 10. When I switched to rear screen and put Hoodman loupe on it the result got improved dramatically. Once I had in focus my model who was standing in 15 ft i was able to count eyelashes on final photo, even at f=2. But, again the trick is to catch the right spot. Verdict: In my opinion, this lens is perfect for slow portrait session when you have a plenty of time. For reporter's style shooting the old 135dc (or 70-200/VR2) is much better choice.
    Date published: 2015-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond sharp Probably the sharpest lens I have ever used, and I've used hundreds. Really no reason to not own it, especially if you do portraits. Don't let manual focus scare you off.
    Date published: 2016-02-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from NOT really 135mm f:/2.0 lens Despite the nice minimum focus abilities (it does almost 1:1 macro with a PN-11 attached) at infinity is an f:/2.2 and close-up is an f:/2.6 lens. Focal length shortens also. Your camera meter will show that. I tried it on 3 different cameras and compared it with Nikon 85mm/1.8 and 180mm/2.8 ED on different evenly lit backgrounds with exact same framing @ 2.0 & 2.8. It is sharper wide open and has better bokeh than both tested lenses. Focus is firm (hard to knock it off when you shoot but not too good for video) and has more contrast, less CA and focus shift than both aforementioned lenses. You'll need a split screen or live view with some highlight features to take full advantage of its capabilities. Good lens as long as you know its limitations. Could be a great lens for a lower price.
    Date published: 2015-04-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sayang 135mm I have been waiting for an updated fast lens in this range. It is impressively sharp wide open. I have no problem with the quality of the image at F2. The trick is to rely on the focus assist lights in the Nikon camera. Then the image just pops every time. Close focusing is a big plus. Just know that this is not a light weight lens. It has earned a place in my bag.
    Date published: 2015-11-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again Solid build, quite sharp. A lot of vignetting wide open. My version of Lightroom doesn't have a profile for this lens, but using the Canon 135mm f/2 profile worked quite well
    Date published: 2017-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice lens buy now Sharp pictures, I can set shutter and aperture from camera,will talk to camera focal length , shutter and aperture inf. Metadata. Manual focus no problem shot 35 mm film for 33 years. Love this lens. Feels solid built.
    Date published: 2016-05-30
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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