Just like the 50mm and 85mm, the 135mm T2.8 covers large-format cinema cameras like the RED MONSTRO, RED V-RAPTOR, ARRI Alexa LF, and Kinefinity Mavo Edge 6K.
The 135mm has the same focus and aperture position as the 85mm. It also features a 86mm front filter thread which is useful for ND filters or diopters, as well as a standard 95mm front diameter. The lens is available in an interchangeable PL and EF mount.
Vazen chose to adopt a 1.8x squeeze design to balance the anamorphic characters as well as the resolution of the image. The 1.8x squeeze can produce a cinematic widescreen 2.39:1 aspect when paired up with 4:3 sensors. When paired up with 16:9 sensors, much less data (than 2X anamorphic lens) is needed to be cropped away to create the desired 2.39:1 ratio.
What is strange is that Vazen keeps mentioning that they have now completed the 3-lens set (50mm-85mm- 135mm), but they also say that they are currently working on a wider lens to complement the set.
Vazen has also released a new proprietary 3-lens hard case, which will be included for those who order the 3-lens set.
Price & Availability
The 3-lens (50mm + 85mm + 135mm) FF set is currently being offered at $19,999 USD. This is a $4,000 USD discount compared to buying all three lenses individually.
Below are the prices for the individual lenses and the hard case:
- 50mm T2.1 – $8,000 USD
- 85mm T2.8 – $8,000 USD
- 135mm T2.8 – $8,000 USD
- Hard Case – $300 USD