135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E) - Rokinon
135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E) - Rokinon
135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E) - Rokinon
135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E)
135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E) - Rokinon
135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E)
135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E) - Rokinon
135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E)

135mm F1.8 AF Full Frame Telephoto (Sony E)

IO13518-E

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Model: IO13518-E

UPC: 0-84438-76735-3

Focal Length: 135mm

Maximum Aperture: F1.8

Angle of View: Full Frame (FX)

Optical Construction: 13 Elements in 11 Groups

Aperture Range: F1.8 - 22

Diaphragm Blades: 11

Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.26 ft. (0.69m)

Filter Size: 82mm

Lens Hood: Removable

Maximum Diameter: 3.67in (93.4mm)

Weight: 27.23oz (772g)

Length: 5.10” (129.6mm)

The new AF 135mm F1.8 E telephoto lens is optimised for portraits, astrophotography, landscapes and video shooting. It includes Rokinon's key features, such as: focus lock button, custom switch, and focus range limiter switch.
With Rokinon's announcement of the new AF 135mm F1.8 E, its Auto Focus F1.8 E series now includes: 24mm, 35mm, 45mm, 75mm and 135mm focal lengths, completing the lineup from wide-angle to telephoto.

AF 135mm F1.8 FE Key Features

Superb Resolution
Unsparing application of Rokinon's most advanced optical technologies has produced a large-aperture prime telephoto lens that delivers outstanding corner-to-corner resolution. The AF 135mm F1.8 FE delivers an 18.9˚ angle of view for full-frame and 12.5˚ for APS-C. It features a bright maximum aperture of F1.8 throughout the entire image, as favoured by full-frame camera users. In particular, optimum resolution is achieved through the optical design of 13 elements in 11 groups (1 U-ASP, 2 HR and 3 ED). Combined with Sony's full-frame image sensor, this lens delivers superior sharpness and contrast in all areas of the image.

Able to deliver extremely narrow depth of field, with beautiful bokeh
The AF 135mm F1.8 FE uses a large-diameter aperture to provide smooth background blur. It effectively allows separation of the subject from the background, by using a shallow depth of field. Also, it is equipped with a UA (Ultra-precision Aspherical) lens, which delivers natural and refined bokeh. Using this smooth bokeh, you can freely create images highlighting your subjects against stunning backgrounds, whether shooting portraits, close-ups or even cityscapes.

Fast and Quiet Auto Focus Performance
Tracking the subject accurately and quickly, the AF also operates quietly and smoothly when shooting video. Rokinon's Linear STM (Stepping Motor) satisfies both photographers and videographers with quieter and more accurate control of the focusing lens groups.

Enhanced Operability and Reliability
Important features include customisable: A Focus Hold button, Custom Switch and Focus Range Limiter. Overall, this is a lens that meets or exceeds professional requirement for control and reliability for both stills and movies.

1) Focus Hold Button

Pressing this button on the lens will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance. You can assign functions such as Eye AF in settings on the camera body.

2) Custom Switch

There is a custom switch, which can be set to allow adjustment of the aperture silently by rotating the focus ring. Using the optional Lens Station, you can set up the mode to suit your own preference*. (*More functions will be added through firmware updates in the future.)

3) Focus Range Limiter switch

The Focus Range Limiter only operates in AF mode.
• It is useful when the distance from an object has been determined.
• Move the Focus Range Limiter forward or backward to select the focus range.
- FULL: The AF range is set to infinity at a minimum focus distance of 0.69m. (AF search may take slightly longer.)
- 0.69m - 2m: The AF range is set between 0.69m and 2m, which is suitable for close-up shooting.
- 1.5m - ∞: The AF range is set from 1.5m to infinity, which is suitable for normal shooting.

Short minimum focal distance of 0.69m
Although this is a 135mm telephoto lens that effectively controls aberration at all focusing distances, Rokinon has made it possible to achieve a minimum focus distance of just 69cm (2.26ft) and a maximum magnification of 0.243x for close-up photography. Small accessories and other subjects can be captured with remarkable resolution and beautiful, soft background bokeh.

Modern design and weather-sealing
The AF 135mm F1.8 FE has been developed and enhanced, taking into consideration not only the design features but also the user's shooting environment. It has a micro-patterned rubber focus ring, which feels great to operate and the weather-sealing protects the lens from light rain, snow and dust.

Specifications

Model NameAF 135mm F1.8 E
Aperture RangeF1.8 ~ 22
Lens OpticalConstruction13 Elements in 11 Groups
Special Elements1 U-ASP, 2 HR, 3 ED
CoatingUMC
Minimum Focusing Distance0.69m (2.26ft)
Magnification Ratiox 0.243
Filter Size (mm)Φ 82.0
Maximum Diameter (mm)Φ 93.4
Number of Blades11
MountSony E
Angle of ViewFull Frame18.9˚
APS-C12.5˚
Length129.6mm / 5.1in
Weight772g / 27.2oz
Weather SealingYes
Custom Mode SwitchYes
Focus Hold ButtonYes
Focus-Range LimiterYes
AF MotorLinear STM

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Optical Construction

Features

Excellent Expression of F1.8 Telephoto Prime Lens

Superb Resolution in Lightweight 135mm

Not only outstanding resolution but also weight is important when shooting portraits. Especially in a handheld shooting environment, the benefit of the lightweight lens is huge, so innovative technology was needed to combine resolution and weight at the same time. The Rokinon AF 135mm F1.8 E is lighter than other 135mm lenses compatible with full-frame Sony E mount, but it realizes overwhelming resolution in the entire image area and expresses the subject with clear image quality. You can capture the subject's details from the fluttering hairs of models to the twinkling of nebulae light-years away with unprecedented resolution!

Amazing Performance from Rokinon's Advanced Optical Design

An optimum resolution is achieved through the optical design of 6 special glasses(3 ED, 2 HR, and 1 U-ASP) among 13 elements in 11 groups. Three extra low-dispersion lenses (ED) produce clear image quality effectively controlling chromatic aberration. Equipped with two high refractive lenses (HR) with excellent refractive index and an ultra-precision aspherical lens (UA), deliver excellent sharpness and contrast in all areas of the image.

Extremely Narrow Depth of Field and Breathtaking Bokeh

The AF 135mm F1.8 E uses a large-diameter aperture to provide smooth background blur. It effectively separates the subject from the background, using a shallow depth of field. Also, it is equipped with UA(Ultra-precision Aspherical) lens, so you can enjoy the natural and refined bokeh. Using this smooth bokeh, you can freely create your images highlighting your subject!

Short Minimum Focusing Distance

Although it is a 135mm telephoto lens that effectively controls aberration at all focusing distances has made it possible to achieve a minimum focus distance of just 0.69 meters (2.26 ft.) and a maximum magnification of 0.243x for close-up photography. Small accessories and other subjects can be captured with remarkable resolution and soft, beautiful background bokeh.

Lens for Both Photographers and Videographers

Advanced Fast and Quiet AF for Stills and Movies

Tracking the subject accurately and quickly, the AF also operates quietly and smoothly when shooting video. Rokinon's Linear STM (Stepping Motor) satisfies both photographers and videographers with quieter and more accurate control of the focusing lens groups. The optical design minimizes focus breathing, which is especially advantageous for video recording. There is almost no change in the angle of view when adjusting the focus from close focus to infinity, so you can experience professional cinematic effects during shooting video with the subject moving forward or backward, or focusing from the front or back.

Enhanced Usability with Various Features

Focus Hold Button

Pressing this button on the lens will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance. You can assign functions such as Eye AF in settings on the camera body.

Custom Switch

There is a custom switch, which can be set to allow adjustment of the aperture silently by rotating the focus ring. Using the optional Lens Station, you can set up the mode to suit your own preference*.

*More functions will be added through firmware updates in the future.

Focus Range Limiter Switch

The Focus Range Limiter only operates in AF mode.
• It is useful when the distance from an object has been determined.
• Move the Focus Range Limiter forward or backward to select the focus range.
- FULL: The AF range is set to infinity at a minimum focus distance of 0.69m.  (AF search may take slightly longer.)
- 0.69m - 2m: The AF range is set between 0.69m and 2m, which is suitable for close-up shooting.
- 1.5m - ∞: The AF range is set from 1.5m to infinity, which is suitable for normal shooting.

Modern Design & Weather Sealing

The AF 135mm F1.8 E has been developed and enhanced, taking into consideration not only the design features but also the user's shooting environment. It has a micro-patterned rubber focus ring, which feels great to operate and the weather-sealing protects the lens from light rain, snow, and dust. You can easily tell the Astro-Focus Mode status with the LED Index when shooting at night.

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