Samyang, also known as Rokinon, has announced a new full-frame AF 135mm F1.8 prime lens for Sony E mount cameras.
The new full-frame AF 135mm F1.8 is also compatible with APS-C cameras and is an AF version of Samyang’s MF 135mm F2.0 ED UMC, with added new functions.
The Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 offers an ultra-wide aperture for smooth background blur, while its Ultra-precision Aspherical (UA) lens helps deliver natural bokeh effects.
The Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 is comprised of 13 elements in 11 groups, which includes the UA lens, two HR and three ED elements. The biggest addition to the new Samyang lens is its AF capability, which employs Samyang’s Linear Stepping Motor for quieter, more accurate focusing.
Other features include a Focus Hold button, Custom Switch and Focus Range Limiter. The Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 minimum focusing distance is just 69cm and offers a maximum magnification of 0.243x for close-up photography.
With the new AF 135mm F1.8 FE, Samyan’s Auto Focus F1.8 FE series now includes 24mm, 35mm, 45mm, 75mm and 135mm focal length options.
Samyang AF 135mm F1.8 price information wasn’t available at the time of writing.