Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens for Nikon F mount announced, priced at $549

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The new Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens is now officially announced. The Nikon version comes with an AE chip for focus confirmation and use of Auto/P/A/S/M shooting modes. B&H is currently taking pre-orders for $549 (the Nikon 135mm f/2 lens is $1,299). There is also a cinema version of this lens priced at $599 (135mm T2.2 VDSLR ED UMC). Adorama is also taking pre-orders.

Update: the first Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens review with sample images and comparison with other lenses is already out (see the Google translation). Here are few sample photos taken from the review (only the first photo is taken with a Nikon camera, the rest were taken with Canon, click for larger version):

Samyang 135mm f:2.0 ED UMC lens sample photo Nikon
Samyang 135mm f:2.0 ED UMC lens sample photo 2  Samyang 135mm f:2.0 ED UMC lens sample photo 3  Samyang 135mm f:2.0 ED UMC lens sample photo 4
Samyang 135mm f:2.0 ED UMC lens sample photo 5  Samyang 135mm f:2.0 ED UMC lens sample photo 6  Samyang 135mm f:2.0 ED UMC lens sample photo
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens specifications:

  • 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
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)
Elements/Groups 11/7
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.23 x 4.72" (82 x 120 mm)
Weight 1.79 lb (815 g)

Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens MTF chart:

Samyang-135mm-f2-ED-UMC-lens-MTF-chart

Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens design:

Samyang-135mm-f2-ED-UMC-lens-design

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