Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 FE Lens Announced, Priced $999, Available for Pre-Order

Samyang has just officially announced the new Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 FE lens. It is a medium-length telephoto prime lens designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras for portraiture, landscapes and astrophotography.

This new lens costs $999, first available for pre-order at B&H.

 Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 FE lens has a linear STM autofocus motor for quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance, plus a minimum focusing distance of just 2.3″ to suit working with close-up subjects. Three different customized buttons for enhanced functionality include a focus hold button, a custom switch, and a focus range limiter switch. It also features an astro-focus function for astrophotography. The weather-sealed construction offers protection against dust, light rain, and snow.

Key features of Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 FE lens:

  • Medium-length telephoto prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 202.5mm equivalent focal length.
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords significant control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
  • Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
  • Ultra-precision aspherical element provides natural and refined bokeh.
  • Ultra multicoating reduces flare and ghosting for increased contrast and a neutral color balance.
  • Linear STM autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras’ focusing systems for quick, quiet, and precise AF control.
  • Custom switch can be used for lens-based control over select exposure or shooting functions, such as aperture selection, with additional settings coming via future firmware updates.
  • Focus hold button lets you keep the lens locked to your desired focusing distance. Also allows you to assign functions such as Eye AF in settings on the camera body.
  • Focus limiter switch lets you constrain the focusing to two different ranges to suit different applications: 27 to 79″ for closeup shooting or 59″ to infinity for standard shooting.
  • Astro-focus mode for astrophotography.
  • Eleven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
  • Weather-sealed construction helps protect against dust and moisture.
  • Included lens hood helps to block stray light from causing flare and ghosting.

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