Samyang 135/2,2 Video DSLR Sony E

Item number: 21564
  • Suitable for full format and APS-C sensor
  • Standard telephoto lens for film and video
  • Magnification 2.7x for full frame; about 4x for APS-C and almost 8x for 4/3 - camera compared to the respective normal focal length
  • Outstanding lens speed of 1:2.2
  • Very shallow depth of field when using the full aperture, resulting in fine bokeh and vivid cropping of the subject as a practical benefit
  • Angle of view 19° for full frame; 12° for APS-C cameras; 9.5° for Micro Four Thirds cameras
  • Sophisticated optical construction with 11 lenses in 7 elements
  • Practical close-up limit of 80 cm
  • No change in construction length due to internal focusing
  • Robust metal mount
Item description

Detail, landscape and portrait
The Samyang 135/2.2 lens brings out details without bringing the typical raking telephoto effect into the picture. It is more than superior to the standard varifocal lens of the digital camera due to its freedom from distortion and aperture. It can be handled freehand, even snapshots are no problem with this focal length. Users of an APS-C camera will be pleased: they finally have a medium-length landscape lens that corresponds to the image impression of a 200 mm small-format lens, and with a fabulous aperture that allows safe work and unprecedented shots.

Superior lens speed
Usually, the relative aperture (lens speed) of a 135 mm is around 1:2.8 or 1:3.5. Especially with this medium-length landscape and portrait focal length, a larger aperture has been missed very often - or is simply hard to finance. The Samyang 135 mm with an aperture of 2.0 is 100 % faster than the competition on the market. This not only allows hand-held shots in critical lighting conditions, but also brings creative highlights by virtually freeing up the subject: the depth of field is half that of a 135 mm with a 2.8 aperture. At the same time, the viewfinder is twice as bright, which helps enormously with image assessment.

High quality optics
The lens has a very innovative optical design: with 11 lenses in 7 groups, together with a lens made of highly refractive ED glass, it ensures excellent imaging even at close range. The close-up limit of 80 cm is deliberately kept very low - concentration on detail is easy with this lens. Mechanically, the barrel does not rotate when focusing (this makes the use of 77 mm polarising filters much easier) and the overall length does not change - regardless of whether you are working at infinity or at 80 cm focusing distance. This is achieved by a second inner tube, which is moved inside the outer mount for focusing. Another advantage: the centre of gravity remains almost the same. The fine focus distribution is achieved by an almost circular aperture with 9 blades. All glass-air surfaces are of course provided with an ultra multi-coating.

Advantages of a full-frame lens on a camera with an APS-C sensor
Save time in post-processing. A lot of lens aberrations like distortion, edge blur or vignetting occur on the outer areas of the image. If you use a lens calculated for full format on a camera with an APS-C sensor, these areas are not used. This way you get the maximum quality. Additional post-processing time to correct lens errors is therefore not necessary.

Technical specification

General information

Product Type Lens
Material Aluminium, Synthetic material, Rubber, Glass
Product Color Black
Length 148,1mm
Width 82mm
Weight 850g


Lens connection Sony E
Developed for Full Frame
Suitable for Sensor APS-C, Full Frame
Crop Factor 1,5
Focal Distance 135mm
Lens Speed 1:2,2
Internal Focusing Yes
Lenses / Groups 11 / 7
Number of Aperture Slats 9
Coating UMC - Ultra Multi Coating
Minimum Focusing Distance 0,8m
Lens Diameter 82mm
Filter Diameter 77mm
Angle of View 12,4°
Picture Angle 35mm 18,8°
Type Telephoto Lens
Category Telephoto Lens
Camera Model Sony NEX-5T, Sony NEX-3N, Sony NEX-6, Sony NEX-5R, Sony NEX-F3, Sony NEX-5N, Sony NEX-C3, Sony NEX-3, Sony NEX-5, Sony A3000, Sony A5000, Sony A5100, Sony A6000, Sony A6300, Sony A7, Sony A7 II, Sony A7R, Sony A7R II, Sony A7S, Sony A7S II
Field of Application Lens Portrait, Nature, Animal
Usage Video
Type of Power Plug Type C


Girth 856mm
Height of Packaging 198mm
Length of Packaging 133mm
Packaging Material Carton
Packaging with Euro Hole No
Weight incl. Packaging 1126g
Width of Packaging 131mm
Included in delivery
  • 1x Samyang MF 135mm T2,2 Video DSLR for Sony E black
  • 2x Lens cap (front and back)
  • 1x Lens pouch
Examples of Use