Samyang Announces NEW Full-Frame AF 135mm F1.8 Prime Lens with Superb Resolution & Gorgeous Bokeh2022-01-27
Samyang Announces NEW Full-Frame AF 135mm F1.8 Prime Lens
with Superb Resolution & Gorgeous Bokeh, Excellent AF Performance
Thursday 27th January, 2022, Seoul, South Korea: Samyang Optics (CEO Hwang Choong-hyun), a global optical brand, announces the New AF 135mm F1.8 FE, designed for use with Full-Frame Sony E Mount cameras, but also compatible with Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras.
Evolution of Samyang Optics’ Best Manual Focus 135mm F2.0 Telephoto Prime Lens
The Samyang MF 135mm F2.0 ED UMC is a telephoto lens that has been loved by many people for its excellent resolution since its launch in 2015. Typically, it was admired as a lens for portrait photography, but over time, the MF 135mm went beyond portraits and also became popular for shooting landscapes and astrophotography. Accordingly, Samyang Optics has decided to release an AF evolution of this lens, adding convenience for every user and genre of photography.
The new AF 135mm F1.8 FE telephoto lens is optimised for portraits, astrophotography, landscapes and video shooting. It includes Samyang's key features, such as: focus lock button, custom switch, and focus range limiter switch.
With Samyang’s announcement of the new AF 135mm F1.8 FE, its Auto Focus F1.8 FE series now includes: 24mm, 35mm, 45mm, 75mm and 135mm focal lengths, completing the lineup from wide-angle to telephoto.
AF 135mm F1.8 FE Key Features
Unsparing application of Samyang's most advanced optical technologies has produced a large-aperture prime telephoto lens that delivers outstanding corner-to-corner resolution. The AF 135mm F1.8 FE delivers an 18.9˚ angle of view for full-frame and 12.5˚ for APS-C. It features a bright maximum aperture of F1.8 throughout the entire image, as favoured by full-frame camera users. In particular, optimum resolution is achieved through the optical design of 13 elements in 11 groups (1 U-ASP, 2 HR and 3 ED). Combined with Sony's full-frame image sensor, this lens delivers superior sharpness and contrast in all areas of the image.
Able to deliver extremely narrow depth of field, with beautiful bokeh
The AF 135mm F1.8 FE uses a large-diameter aperture to provide smooth background blur. It effectively allows separation of the subject from the background, by using a shallow depth of field. Also, it is equipped with a UA (Ultra-precision Aspherical) lens, which delivers natural and refined bokeh. Using this smooth bokeh, you can freely create images highlighting your subjects against stunning backgrounds, whether shooting portraits, close-ups or even cityscapes.
Fast and quiet auto focus performance
Tracking the subject accurately and quickly, the AF also operates quietly and smoothly when shooting video. Samyang's Linear STM (Stepping Motor) satisfies both photographers and videographers with quieter and more accurate control of the focusing lens groups.
Enhanced operability and reliability
Important features include customisable: 1. Focus Hold button, 2. Custom Switch and 3. Focus Range Limiter. Overall, this is a lens that meets or exceeds professional requirement for control and reliability for both stills and movies.
1) Focus Hold Button
Pressing this button on the lens will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance. You can assign functions such as Eye AF in settings on the camera body.
• It is useful when the distance from an object has been determined.
• Move the Focus Range Limiter forward or backward to the focus range.
- FULL : The AF range is set to infinity at a minimum focus distance of 0.69m.
- 0.69m - 2m : The AF range is set between 0.69m and 2m, which is suitable for close-up shooting.
- 1.5m - ∞ : The AF range is set from 1.5m to infinity, which is suitable for normal shooting.
Short minimum focal distance of 0.69m
Although this is a 135mm telephoto lens that effectively controls aberration at all focusing distances, Samyang has made it possible to achieve a minimum focus distance of just 69cm (2.26ft) and a maximum magnification of 0.243x for close-up photography. Small accessories and other subjects can be captured with remarkable resolution and beautiful, soft background bokeh.
Modern design and weather-sealing
The AF 135mm F1.8 FE has been developed and enhanced, taking into consideration not only the design features but also the user's shooting environment. It has a micro-patterned rubber focus ring, which feels great to operate and the weather-sealing protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust.
Detailed information on the AF 135mm F1.8 FE lens can be found on the Samyang Optics official website and social media channels below.
Based in South Korea, Samyang is a specialist optical manufacturer, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary of camera lens innovation and craftsmanship. Samyang Optics’ range of lenses are specially designed to deliver a superior optical and tactile experience, which allows creatives to concentrate on the pure essence of photography and cinematography.