Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 Lens - Sony FE Mount

SamyangSKU: 8809298887919

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Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 Lens - Sony FE Mount

  • Autofocus, full frame, fast aperture, telephoto lens – Sony FE Mount
  • Fast, Autofocus evolution of Samyang’s popular MF 135mm F2 lens
  • Full-frame coverage, optimised for use on Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • Prime lens with superb resolution
  • Narrow depth of field and beautiful bokeh
  • Compact length (129.6mm) & Lightweight (772g)
  • Fast and Quiet AF performance (Real-time Tracking / Seamless Cinematic Control)
  • Excellent chromatic aberration (CA) control with 3 ED lenses.
  • Enhanced usability with custom switch (also features Astro-Focus Mode)
  • Close minimum focus distance of 69cm
  • New modern design & Weather-Sealing

The Samyang AF 135mm f1.8 is a full-frame, prime telephoto lens with an extremely narrow depth of field that produces exceptional bokeh. The lens produces superb corner-to-corner resolution as well as excellent AF performance.

Corner-to-corner Resolution: The AF 135mm f1.8 is a large-aperture, prime telephoto lens that produces superb corner-to-corner resolution. The lens is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups including 1 U-ASP, 2 HR and 3 ED.

The lens delivers an 18.9° angle of view when used on a full-frame camera and 12.5° when paired with an APS-C.

Narrow depth of field: The lens boasts a large/fast aperture of f1.8 to produce a narrow depth of field. The lens has also been equipped with a UA (Ultra-precision Aspherical) lens which delivers natural and refined bokeh which is perfect for portraits, allowing you to separate your subject from the background.

Perfect for videographers and photographers alike: The AF 135mm f1.8 is for videographers and hybrid shooters as well as photographers.

The lens can track a subject accurately and quickly thanks to Samyang's Linear STM (Stepping Motor) which also ensures that the AF functions of the lens operate quietly. This is a must when shooting at events like weddings or presentations where discretion is of the utmost importance.

Enhanced operability and reliability
The AF 135mm comes equipped with a Focus Hold button, Custom Switch and Focus Range Limiter for enhanced control and reliability.

Focus Hold Button
Use this button when you are looking to keep the focusing distance locked at a certain length. You can also assign this button to other functions such as Eye AF in settings on the camera body.

Custom Switch
Typically the focus adjustment ring would have no function when using the lens in AF mode, however, Samyang have introduced the Custom Switch which allows the user to adjust the aperture via the focus ring. This can be further customised with future firmware updates using Samyang’s optional USB Lens Station.

Comfortable to use and weather-sealed
The lens has been designed for use out in the field. The focus ring has been constructed from a micropatterned rubber which allows the user easier operation of the lens. It has also been weather-sealed so that it is protected from light rain, snow and dust.

Model Name AF 135mm F1.8 FE
Aperture Range F1.8 ~ 22
Lens Optical Construction 13 Elements in 11 Groups
Special Lens U-ASP 1, HR 2, ED 3
Coating UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.69m (2.26ft)
Magnification Ratio x 0.243
Filter Size (mm) Φ 82.0
Maximum Diameter (mm) Φ 93.4
Number of Blades 11
Mount Sony FE
Angle of view  
Full Frame 18.9˚
APS-C 12.5˚
Length 129.6mm / 5.1in
Weight 772g / 27.2oz
Weather Sealing O
Custom Mode Switch O
Focus Hold Button O
Focus-range Limiter O
AF Motor Linear STM

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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