Rokinon/Samyang have become quite the teasers of late; their latest effort being an interestingly cryptic image teasing a new lens in January of 2015.
It’s 3 Digits, and They Are All Odd
The cryptic image, featuring only some text, contains the words “It’s 3 Digits, and They Are All Odd.” The most obvious and popular focal length that fits that description is 135mm. So, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say Rokinon/Samyang is teasing a new 135mm lens.
The question here is, will the lens be manual focus only like the rest of their lenses, or will this be the lens where they introduce the AF technology that was rumored a few months back. Regardless, 135mm is one of my personal favorite portrait focal lengths, so I am excited to see if that is indeed what this lens is.
Another post, on Samyang’s page, indicated a new lens coming in January 2015. It can only be assumed that these two “teasers” are referring to the same lens. Though I guess it is possible they are going to announce more than one lens.
What are your thoughts on a Rokinon 135mm lens? Would you consider it for your photography? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!