Korean optics manufacturer Samyang has announced a new MF 135mm T2.2 VDSLR MK2 full-frame manual cinema lens. This video lens has received weather protection, a new aperture, and design changes to the body compared to the first version of this lens.
The Samyang MF 135mm T2.2 VDSLR MK2 features a seal on the mount to create a waterproof barrier between the lens and the camera and a new 9-blade diaphragm that the manufacturer claims has 18 beams when closed.
The manufacturer also updated the design of the Samyang VDSLR 135mm T2.2 MK2 lens: now the distance and aperture scale is located on the sides of the body and thereby facilitates shooting in cases where the camera is mounted above chest level.
The new Samyang VDSLR 135mm T2.2 MK2 lens is 12.2 cm long and weighs from 866.4 to 918.2 grams, and depending on the camera mount. The new product will be available for Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, Canon M, Fujifilm X, and MFT mount system cameras (OM-System (Olympus), Panasonic).
Price and availability
The VDSLR MK2 line of cine lenses now includes 6 focal lengths: 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm. These are the main and most popular focal lengths for any creative or commercial project. All 6 lenses are fully compatible with 6 different mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, Canon EOS M, Fuji X, and MFT systems. They are suitable for both DSLR and mirrorless systems and are ready to support all filmmakers around the world.
Inheriting the renowned image quality of the original Samyang VDSLR series, the updated MK2 series is designed as the ultimate cinema lens kit for filmmakers. Samyang pioneered the entry-level line of cinema lenses with the launch of the VDSLR line back in 2014 and has become the premier suite for independent filmmakers and low-budget project executives to broaden their horizons. During these 6 years, Samyang worked in partnership with the market and introduced the updated VDSLR MK2 series with new useful features.
The compact size of Samyang VDSLR lenses makes them ideal for handheld and gimbal shooting. The new VDSLR 135mm T2.2 MK2 is just 12.2cm long and weighs just 866.4g. All VDSLR MK2 lenses cover full-frame sensors (36x24mm) and are ready for high-quality video.
Although the VDSLR MK2 series is compact, these are full-featured cine lenses with constant aperture and focusing gears. A large tilt angle of over 195 ° allows filmmakers to accurately focus on their subjects for more professional-looking video footage than with autofocus-enabled photographic lenses.
For independent filmmakers, the versatile lens saves time and budget. The Samyang VDSLR MK2 series has a T1.5 aperture for 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, T3.1 for 14mm, and T2.2 for the new 135mm lens. Innovations in VDSLR MK2 lenses:
The new VDSLR MK2 series includes a weatherproof feature that protects the most vulnerable gap between the lens and camera mount and prevents dust, light rain, and snow from entering. That makes it possible to capture stunning images in less than ideal conditions.
This series has been updated with a 9-blade aperture across all 6 focal lengths to ensure smooth, round bokeh. It adds three-dimensional quality and a pleasing effect to defocused backgrounds. 18-beam starbursts can also be created by decreasing the aperture.
The Samyang VDSLR MK2 models feature a sleek new design with black and matte colors for enhanced usability and professionalism on set. They are lightweight yet durable and completely ready for a multitude of projects. Distance scales are readable on both sides, as are focal lengths. These features help focus cinematographers and filmmaker assistants work more intuitively.