Samyang has introduced a sixth revised cine focal length as part of its VDSLR MK2 series. The new 135mm T2.2 MK2 covers a full-frame image circle as before with the same optical design (11 elements in 7 groups). What has changed, as with the other MK2 versions, is the number of aperture blades from 8 to 9, and the weather sealing around the mount has also been improved. The scales are now readable on both sides of the lens barrel.
Samyang 135mm T2.2 VDSLR MK2
The 135mm T2.2 MK2 measures 12.2cm in length with a weight of about 866g. The focus travel is 195°, the minimum focusing distance is 0.8m. The aperture is enclicked, focus and aperture rings have gear rims.
The relatively affordable VDSLR MK2 line of manual cine lenses now includes the following focal lengths: 14mm T3.1, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5 and 135mm T2.2, which are available for six mounts, Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, Canon M, Fuji X and MFT. However, the VDSLR MK2 series was announced about a year ago for seven mounts including the new Canon RF. However, this one has fallen under the radar again it seems.
The Samyang 135mm T2.2 VDSLR MK2 will cost 649 euros, from when it will be available is still open.