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Jan 14, 2015 06:16 |  #16

I suppose there is no support of AF confirm? That would be helpful.


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Jan 15, 2015 09:13 |  #17

Reiep wrote in post #17381650external link
I suppose there is no support of AF confirm? That would be helpful.

For the Nikon version only, it appears. Similar to other Samyang lenses.


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Jan 15, 2015 21:34 |  #18

Reiep wrote in post #17381650external link
I suppose there is no support of AF confirm? That would be helpful.


M_Six wrote in post #17383648external link
For the Nikon version only, it appears. Similar to other Samyang lenses.

They recently released an AE version of their 35mm for Canon mount, I'd be surprised if all their lenses didn't start coming with that option soon.

In the meantime, it's really easy to install an AF confirmation chip onto any Samyang lens, and they only cost about $10 ;)


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Jan 15, 2015 23:21 |  #19

solepatch wrote in post #17379842external link
Will be watching this pretty closely. I've been wanting a 135L for a long time and if its turns out to be competitive optically, gotta see more than one review/test, I can probably live without AF for a lens that will be mostly used for portraiture.

it looks like it'll be on zeiss level, quite a bit better than the 135L based on MTF and comparison on that chinese site. Even on it's own, without the 135L comparison, the MTF looks top notch.


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Jan 16, 2015 20:06 |  #20

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17384707external link
They recently released an AE version of their 35mm for Canon mount, I'd be surprised if all their lenses didn't start coming with that option soon.

In the meantime, it's really easy to install an AF confirmation chip onto any Samyang lens, and they only cost about $10 ;)

Cool. I didn't know they had a chipped version out. I bought a chip for mine, but my eyesight and dexterity are not up to the task of installing it. Getting old sux.:oops:


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Jan 16, 2015 21:25 |  #21

M_Six wrote in post #17386200external link
Cool. I didn't know they had a chipped version out. I bought a chip for mine, but my eyesight and dexterity are not up to the task of installing it. Getting old sux.:oops:

The AE version is more than just a chip, it's got an aperture system just like a normal EF lens, all done in the camera and records full exif ;)

As for installing your chip; they sell a tool to help you install it more easily, but I have no experience with it.


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Jan 20, 2015 11:26 |  #22

Another comparison with the Zeiss 135mm f1.8; http://lcap.tistory.co​m ...m-f2-vs-Sony-ZA-135mm-f18external link

This lens is shaping up to be a real winner :)


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Jan 21, 2015 03:25 |  #23

The corner crops highlight a fair bit more vignetting in the Samyang but very good sharpness and control of CA from that comparison. I wonder if the Zeiss was properly focussed in the first shot


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Jan 26, 2015 03:53 |  #24

They should compare it to the real ZEISS winner, being the ZE or ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 2/135external link, which is probably the best 135mm lens on the market today (for up to fullframe cameras).


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Jan 26, 2015 14:55 |  #25

If this lens tests well my Elmarit is going for sale.


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Jan 26, 2015 15:01 |  #26

jocau wrote in post #17400564external link
They should compare it to the real ZEISS winner, being the ZE or ZF.2 Apo Sonnar T* 2/135external link, which is probably the best 135mm lens on the market today (for up to fullframe cameras).

It costs 4x as much... the reality is that even if the Samyang outperformed it, most people who were ready to drop over $2k on a MF lens are still going to do so, if only for the name on the lens ;)


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Feb 15, 2015 15:16 |  #27

One for EverydayGetaway:


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Feb 15, 2015 15:23 |  #28

Definitely looks like a winner :)

I've got other things on my short list ahead of it, but I'm definitely keeping an eye on it.


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Mar 05, 2015 08:03 |  #29

There is ALOT to ask for a 135 lens from somebody other than Canon. I just sold mine for $810. For $300 why wouldn't you want one of Canon's best lenses?

The ONLY thing that could top this would be a lens with IS/OS/VC. We know Tamron is more interested in zooms and macros and not primes.... Sigma is putting out some DARN good primes.

I think Sigma would make a good demand for a 135 F1.8 OS Art lens with optics similar to the 35/50/85 that the currently offer would be a stellar lens.... with OS :)


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Mar 05, 2015 09:18 |  #30

Interesting lens, as others have pointed out though, the canon 135L is actually not that expensive in comparison and you get AF with that.

Also appears that the Canon lens is smaller.


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