Deal Alert: Zeiss Apo Sonnar T 135 mm F/2 ZF.2 – $1,680 (store demo unit, compare to $1,967)

  Authorized Zeiss seller Camera Land on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has the Zeiss Apo Sonnar T 135 mm F/2 ZF.2 lens (Canon mount) on sale for 1,679.99. Compare to $1,967 on Amazon. This appears to be an US model with US warranty. The seller says:

As one of the largest Zeiss dealers in the USA we are happy to offer this great lens at a super price. It comes with the USA Warranty. We had an in store demo and these were shown and put back in the box. Because of this we won’t sell them as new never opened

Free shipping in US and limited quantity. More good deals for Canon gear on eBay.

 

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

 

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

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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]