By technical editor Matt Allard:
Samyang/Rokinon lenses offer tremendous value for money. The Cine range all feature industry standard geared focus and iris rings as well as a de-clicked aperture. Their range of cine lenses has been very popular with shooters around the world, but up until now the range has not included a lens that was over 85mm in focal length.
This 135mm lens produces an 18.8° angle-of-view when used with a full-frame sensor camera. Samyang/Rokinon states that the hybrid aspherical lenses will render sharply defined images with a minimum of distortion and chromatic aberrations. The minimum focus distance is 2.6′ from the lens. A removable lens hood provides flare protection when shooting without a matte box and the threaded front accepts 77mm filter rings.
The Lens constructionn is 11 elements in 7 groups, 1 ED lens element with a floating type design, it features one Extra low dispersion lens element (ED) for maximum optical performance and offers extremely low chromatic aberrations. A circular aperture of T2.2 with 9 blades should offer great bokeh for close head and shoulder portrait work, and short telephoto. To ensure high contrast and faithful colour reproduction, all lens elements have been covered with Samyang’s multi-layered UMC
The new 135mm T2.2 is available in Canon EOS, Nikon F, Micro 4/3. Sony Alpha and Sony E-mount and is expected to ship at the start of February.