This FAST aperture manual focus prime lens incorporates four extra-low dispersion elements and one ultra high refraction element to minimize chromatic aberrations and contribute to notable sharpness and performance, even when working wide open. With a bright f/0.95 maximum aperture make this lens ideally suited for working in low-light and difficult lighting conditions.
135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens from Samyang and Rokinon allows you to work in low light and capture images with exceptional “bokeh” using Sony E-mount and A-mount full frame & APS-C cameras. This all-manual telephoto prime offers a flattering perspective well-suited to portraits and other sensitive subject matter, and the fast f/2.0 maximum aperture helps ensure the image will be bright and have an extremely shallow depth-of-field.
This lens features one extra-low dispersion element to reduce the impact of chromatic aberrations as well as an Ultra Multi-Coating to reduce flare and ghosting. A large manual focus ring as well as a physical aperture ring are available on the lens barrel for making smooth, deliberate adjustments. Also, this lens has a minimum focus distance of 2.6′ and a front filter thread diameter of 77mm. Assisting with smooth, pleasing out-of-focus elements is a circular 9-blade diaphragm. Additionally, it comes with a removable lens hood and a soft pouch.
• Full Frame E-Mount or A-Mount Lens
• Lens construction of 11 elements in 7 groups
• One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
• Ultra Multi-Coating
• Manual Focus; Manual Aperture Ring
• Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6′
• Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
• Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
• Non-rotating Front filter thread for use with circular polarizing and variable ND filters
• Dimensions A-Mount: 3.23 x 4.80″ (82 x 122 mm) / E-Mount: 3.2 x 5.83″ (8.13 x 14.81 cm)
• Weight A-Mount: 1.82 lb (825 g) / E-Mount: 29.63 oz (840 g)
Or if you prefer the Cine version offers De-Clicked Aperture Ring, Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris Control and Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales.
Here it is Sony users, at long last the Sony 500/F4 G lens for Sony A-mount cameras is here. This is one SWEET LENS! Great balance, all-hand assembled just like all G- Glass – its a beauty! A great lens for sports photography. Think of it as the Ferrari of Alpha lenses and for a Ferrari, $13,000 is practically a steal…
Here are the Factory Specs:
* Longest-ever focal length G Lens from Sony
* Nano AR Coating on optical surfaces for flawless still images and HD video
* Bright F4.0 aperture for superior light gathering
* Compatible with SteadyShot INSIDE featured in all Alpha cameras
* New SSM drive circuit for quick, accurate autofocus
* Rugged dust- and moisture-resistant design: ideal partner for SLT-A77
* Enhanced handling and operability
Serious photographers can pull distant subjects closer with a powerful new 500mm (equivalent to 750mm with APS-C camera) super-telephoto lens from Sony.
The SAL500F40G is ideal for wildlife, sports and demanding imaging applications that require extreme magnification with un-compromised optical performance.
The SAL500F40G is the longest fixed focal length G Lens from Sony to date. Whether you’re shooting detail-packed stills or Full HD video, you’ll enjoy frame-filling close-ups with flawless resolution. With a bright F4.0 maximum aperture, its excellent light gathering power allows the use of faster shutter speeds to broaden shooting opportunities.
Inside, the advanced optical design of the SAL500F40G includes 11 elements in 10 groups, including three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements. It’s the first G Lens from Sony to feature an advanced new coating process that ensures crisper, clearer images. Exclusive to Sony, the ground-breaking Nano AR Coating process cuts internal reflections drastically. Resulting images are brilliantly crisp and clear, with dramatically reduced lens flare and ghosting. Flare is reduced still further by the carbon fiber lens hood that’s lined with black velvet fibers to absorb incident light.
The ruggedly-engineered SAL500F40G copes effortlessly with tough photo assignments. Focusing ring and front/rear joints are protected by interlocking seals that shrug off dust and moisture, even when you’re shooting outdoors in driving rain or arid desert conditions. This weather-resistant design makes the SAL500F40G a perfect partner for the SLT-A77 Translucent Mirror camera that offers serious photographers similarly rugged performance.
Like all other A-mount lenses, the SAL500F40G is compatible with the SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system that’s featured in every Translucent Mirror and DSLR camera from Sony. Depending on shooting conditions, camera model and settings, you’ll enjoy camera-shake blur compensation that’s equivalent to approximately 4.5 stops (max.) in shutter speed.
In a year that is filled with major sporting events, the razor-sharp autofocus performance of the SAL500F40G makes it ideal for capturing the true essence of athletic emotion as the worlds’ eyes look on. Complemented by ? systems that deliver up to 12 frames per second (fps) stills shooting and 50 fps in full HD video mode, wildlife photographers now have the tools to capture and share every nuance of their chosen subject.
The high-torque SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) features a new drive circuit, ensures rapid, responsive AF with significantly faster object tracking than conventional Sony lenses.
Serious enthusiasts will also welcome a strong emphasis on enhanced handling and ergonomics. Four focus hold buttons are spaced around the lens barrel for easy operation in any position. They’re complemented by a two-way DMF (Direct Manual Focus) mode button and focus range switch for slick operation when you’re shooting under pressure.
Built to order, the SAL500F40G super-telephoto lens from Sony is available beginning April 2012.