Samyang 135mm F2 ED UMC A-mount lens review by marco_palomar

reviewer#45800 date: Jan-1-2022
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:135 f/2.8 pentacon, 135 f/3.5 jupiter 37-a
price paid:250
positive:Outstanding sharpness even open, bokeh, f/2 aperture, ridicolous price for the quality
negative:weight, bulk, lack of autofocus, light warm (but pleasant) color cast
comment:I bought this lens with canon EF mount and use it with adapter on sony a7rII. It is by far the sharpest lens i own, with incredible quality even at f / 2; it is much better than the other 135 I have tried. It has a soft and creamy blur, is practically apochromatic and costs very little. The only real flaw is the weight.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.70 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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