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Samyang Adds New 135mm to VDSLR MK2 Series, Expanding its Cine Lens Lineup

2021-10-28

Samyang Adds New 135mm to VDSLR MK2 Series,
Expanding its Cine Lens Lineup

October 28th 2021, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand Samyang Optics adds the new 135mm focal length to its existing VDSLR MK2 series. Introduced in August 2020, the VDSLR MK2 series is a compact, entry-point cine lens range, enhanced with new features. The MK2 set now comprises 6 of the most-used focal lengths: 14mm T3.1, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5 and 135mm T2.2. Fast T-stop values, beloved image quality and enhanced user-friendly features come in 6 different mounts such as Canon EF and Sony E, with full frame coverage.
 
Expansion of Compact Cine Lens Set with 6 Most Used Focal Lengths
Inheriting the renowned image quality of the original Samyang VDSLR series, the updated MK2 series is developed to be the foundational cine lens set for filmmakers. Samyang pioneered the entry-point cine lens lineup by launching its VDSLR range back in 2014 and it has been a staple set for independent filmmakers and low-budget project directors to broaden their horizons of creativity. During those 6 years, Samyang has worked in partnership with the market and introduced the updated VDSLR MK2 series, with useful new features.

[ Main Features ]
Compact Professional Cine Lens Covering Full Frame Sensor Size 
The compact size of Samyang's VDSLR lenses makes them perfect for hand-holding and gimbal shooting. The new VDSLR 135mm T2.2 MK2 is only 12.2cm in length and weighs just 866.4g. In contrast to their compact size, the VDSLR MK2 lenses cover full frame sensors (36x24mm) and are ready for the high-quality video making environment. 

Most Popular Focal Lengths - Available in 6 Different Mounts
The VDSLR MK2 range now has 6 focal lengths: 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm. These are the essential and most popular focal lengths for any creative or commercial projects. All 6 lenses are available and fully compatible with 6 different mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, Canon M, Fuji X and MFT. They are suitable for both DSLR and mirrorless systems and ready to support all types of filmmakers around the globe. 

Long Focus Throw and De-Clicked Aperture Ring
Even though the VDSLR MK2 series is compact in size, it is fully-featured, with de-clicked aperture and focus gear rings. The long focus throw of over 130° enables cinematographers to focus precisely on their subjects, creating a more professional feel to video footage than with autofocus photo lenses.

Fast Aperture for Low-Light Situations
For independent filmmakers, a versatile lens saves time and budget. The Samyang VDSLR MK2 series has fast T1.5 apertures across 24mm, 35mm, 50mm to 85mm, T3.1 for 14mm and T2.2 for the new 135mm. This benefits filmmakers and allows them to concentrate more on the scene and creativity, without having to concern themselves about image quality, even in low-light situations. Also, the shallow depth of field available blurs out the background and highlights the subject, adding depth to the story.




New Feature #1: Weather Sealing
The new VDSLR MK2 series includes a weather-sealing feature to protect the most vulnerable gap between the lens and camera mount and prevent dust, light rain and snow from penetrating. It provides the ability to capture stunning images in less than perfect conditions.

New Feature #2: 9 Aperture Blades for exceptional Bokeh and Starburst effects
This series is updated with 9 aperture blades across all 6 focal lengths, to provide unified smooth and circular bokeh. It adds a three dimensional quality and pleasing effect to out-of-focus backgrounds. 18-ray starburst highlights can also be created by stopping down to small apertures.

New Feature #3: Updated design with Side Scales
The Samyang VDSLR MK2 models have a sleek new design: Black and matte finish boosts usability and professionalism on the set. They are lightweight but sturdy and fully equipped for numerous projects. The distance scales are readable from both sides, as are the focal lengths. These features support focus pullers and assistant cinematographers to operate more intuitively.
More detailed information about the NEW VDSLR 135mm T2.2 MK2 can be found on the Samyang Optics official site and social media channels below:

* Samyang Website : http://www.samyanglens.com


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The perfect spacing and distance are always necessary when shooting all kinds of subjects, including people, to give them a proper relationship with the beautiful space around them. So, what’s the exact distance that helps you best appreciate a work of art, or a photo?

The correct answer is the diagonal length of the full frame of a subject.

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The best standpoint from which to appreciate the full view of a subject is the distance of the diagonal length of the subject frame. This wider angle is superior to standing closer at a 50 degree angle to get a more detailed view. This notion of an ideal distance or view point is also applicable in the world of photography.

For still images, keeping a distance equal to the diagonal length of the full image surface is recommended. The full frame sensor of a digital camera is 36 x 24mm and the diagonal length is 43.26mm so any distance close to this number is nearer to the ideal than the currently accepted industry standard of 50mm.

Back when film cameras were common, 45mm was the industry standard and this continued as reflex cameras needed extra space to fit a mirror. However, as mirrorless cameras become more popular again, there has been a need to return to this industry standard…which is the impetus for the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE. With less distortion than a 35mm lens and wider angles than a 55mm lens, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a perfect lens for portraits, landscapes, architecture photography, and pictures of pets.

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