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Archive 2023 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


Late night browsing is an expensive habit! I should've listened to my wife and gone to bed earlier.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1687235-REG/rokinon_io13518_e_af_135mm_f_1_8_fe.html


I mostly shoot the 50gm and the 85 sigma art and have absolutely no need for a 135mm lens, but the deal is too good to pass up and at least get to experiment with the focal length a bit.

It's $ 687.14 on both Amazon and Rokinon's website.

I am actually excited about this purchase after making it, wanting to see its widely praised IQ which is reportedly on par or better than the 135gm.



Mar 13, 2023 at 01:40 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


So many positive reviews of that 135/1.8, I hope you enjoy it! I'm waiting for a good deal on the 85/1.4 II to come along. I think it will fit into my kit a little better than the 75/1.8 I have now.


Mar 13, 2023 at 10:40 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


That's jaw dropping price for an amazing lens.


Mar 16, 2023 at 01:46 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


It's a great lens, you will not regret it. Since I added it to my collection, even my beloved 85GM collects more and more dust!


Mar 16, 2023 at 06:31 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


I purchased the GM 135mm when it was first released some years ago and sold it due to lack of use when I purchased the GM 70-200mm f2.8 II. The lack of use was mostly because I tended to use the Sigma 105mm f1.4 for portraits.

I also couldn't pass-up the Samyang 135 at $767 when it went on sale several months ago. I am really happy with the purchase!

With a weight of 772 grams, it makes into my bag much more than the 950 gram GM 135mm lens ever did. It is equally as sharp across-the-field as the GM lens, in critical testing on the A1; and, I really like the simple form-factor of the Samyang.

For fast action, I would use the GM 70-200mm II anyway, so the Samyang's Achille's Heel of slower autofocus from the GM lens is no problem for me. For walking-speed shots (and even some running) the Samyang has been wholly adequate with a near 100% perfect focus rate on the A1.



Mar 16, 2023 at 07:49 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


Ok, guys. You literally forced me buying it.


Mar 16, 2023 at 07:58 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


I dont use my 135GM nearly enough to justify the price. I just grabbed a copy of this on Amazon. Thank you for posting this. What an incredible deal!



Mar 16, 2023 at 09:23 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


Autofocus is not great compared to GM glass. But I consider 700$ are will spent on this background obliterator.
May require more time nailing the focus and taking second shot to get the image right.



Mar 18, 2023 at 04:19 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


First impressions:
- Looks great at macro level
- When pixel peeping on a7riv at f1.8 or f2 not as good as GM or CV APO lenses - not super impressed
- Chromatic aberrations are almost at APO level!
- Upgraded firmware from v2 to v4 - have not noticed if anything changed



Mar 24, 2023 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


shows $799 ~ link to the $680 price?


Mar 24, 2023 at 06:15 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


gheller wrote:
shows $799 ~ link to the $680 price?


Time machine needed to return a week back.



Mar 24, 2023 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Rokinon AF 135mm/f1.8 FE sale $ 679.95 @ B&H


If you check the site https://samyangus.com/collections/sony-e?gf_317443=Auto+Focus every week, or every few days, I think this is the third time this year that the price has dropped to $680. I imagine it will drop again before May.

Or, someone is trying to sell a used copy for $680 now in the Buy/Sell forum.



Mar 25, 2023 at 11:10 AM





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