New Samyang/Rokinon 135mm Lenses Available for Pre-Order (Updated)

Rokinon 135mm

Samyang/Rokinon’s new 135mm lenses are available for pre-order at B&H Photo and Adorama – price is $549.

Cool gear at an affordable price.

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to 22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus; Manual Aperture Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6′
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm


Canon Set To Announce A New DSLR Between the EOS 750D and 70D? (CW3)

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I have been told (thanks) that Canon will announce a new APS-C DSLR that will be positioned between the upcoming EOS 750D/Rebel T6i and the existing EOS 70D. The source told me that this will be a 2-digit DSLR, i.e. a DSLR in the xxD line-up. Could this be the mysterious DSLR that we saw in some Canon promo video and pics?

Moreover, I got also word that the EOS 750D should be announced soon, possibly at CP+ next month. I got no candidate announcement date for the new APS-C DSLR that will be positioned between the 750D and the 70D.

Canon’s new (and then latest) APS-C line-up would hence consist of the following cameras:

  • EOS 700D
  • EOS 750D
  • EOS ??D
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 7D II

I am a bit puzzled because of the naming scheme. If this new APS-C DSLR will be, feature-wise, between the EOS 750D/T6i and the EOS 70D I can hardly figure out the moniker it will have. If it is going to be named 80D it would suggest it is the replacement for the 70D, which is not only far too early (the replacement) but also suggests a camera with new features compared to the 70D. So maybe it will be a specced down version of the 70D. But would that make sense?

What do you think?

About our rumour ratings:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

Samyang/Rokinon Announce Two New 135mm Lenses (f/2 and T2.2)


Samyang announced two new 135mm lens versions. One f/2.0 and one Cine T/2.2 lens (found via DicaHub)

Samyang 135mm f/2.0
– Telephoto lens and Extra low dispersion lens(ED)
– Bright F2.0 aperture
– Circular aperture with 9 blades
– Floating type design
– Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics

Samyang 135mm Cine lens T2.2
– Telephoto cine lens and Extra low dispersion lens (ED)
– Bright T2.2 aperture
– Uncoupled aperture and focus gear ring
– Circular aperture with 9 blades
– Floating type design
– Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
– Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up

The full press text of the 135mm f/2.0 can be read here, for the Cine lens version the press release is here.

[via DicaHub]

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