Rokinon/Samyang have been throwing around cryptic teasers hinting at the fact that a new lens was coming in January 2015. "3 digits and they are all odd" read one of their promos. Everyone's best guess to date was a 135mm but we really had no information about it, that is, until now.
It appears that a seller on Ebay has created a listing for a new Samyang 135mm F2 lens detailing all the specs, including plenty of images, and of course showcasing the price. Coming in at around $550 USD it is nearly half the price of the Canon equivalent. As expected it is a full manual lens just like the other primes from Samyang/Rokinon, which is a feature I imagine many will be missing with this particular lens. That said, for those willing to forego the luxury of AF, this could prove to be a fantastic bargain portrait lens. Given the performance of the other primes from Samyang/Rokinon, I would expect to see some great results from these optics!
- Extra low dispersion (ED)
- Glass aspherical lenses (AS)
- Ultra multi coating (UMC)
- Internal focusing (IF)