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Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens Instruction Manual

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About Rokinon

Rokinon is a brand known for manufacturing camera lenses and other optical equipment. It is part of the Samyang Optics Company, which is a South Korean optical equipment manufacturer. Rokinon lenses are often praised for their affordability and good optical quality, making them a popular choice among photographers and videographers, especially those on a budget.

We believe that this new 135mm F2.0 ED UMC lens will give you a special photographic experience. The 135m F2.0 ED UMC lens completes an optical system based on superior optical technologies, and maintains excellent resolution by adopting a high refractive low dispersive lens and an UMC (Ultra Multi Coating).

Advantages of the 135mm F2.0 ED UMC

  1. 35mm full-frame image size.
  2. It compensates for aberrations by using a high refractive low dispersive lens and high-class optical glass, and at the fully opened position, produces a high resolution and a high contrast at the center of the lens as well as around the periphery.
  3. Allows precision focus control with smooth operation. 
  4. Coating design by controlling ghosting as much as possible and reproducing vivid color images.
  5. Produces smooth focusing using the aperture design, which comes due to a circular shape with its 9 diaphragm blades.
  6. Easy to use for shooting animals, still life, and close shots with its shortest shooting distance of 0.8m, despite its angle of view of 18°.

The 135mm F2.0 ED UMC lens for photo shooting is designed with its mount. You can mount the lens directly onto the camera without using an additional adaptor.

  • Read this manual carefully to familiarize yourself with your lens for correct use. 
  • Please read the ‘Safety Precautions’ at the back of this instruction manual before use.

1. Component NamesRokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 1

  1. Mount (camera locking area)
  2. Aperture adjustment ring
  3. Distance scale point 
  4. Focus Scale
  5. Focusing ring
  6. Hood locking tube  
  7. Hood 
  8. CPU (electronic contact)

2. Attaching and Detaching

The 135mm F2.0 ED UMC lens mount is uniquely designed for Canon, Nikon (Fujifilm) F, Pentax (Samsung GX) K, Sony a (Minolta), Canon M, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Four Thirds, and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

[ Attaching]
Hold the hood locking area of the lens softly, align the depth of field scale of the lens with the lens ring mount of the camera, push the lens into the camera, and turn the lens softly until it makes a clicking sound and the depth of field scale is positioned on the upper part of the camera. Regarding the Nikon F mount, a CPU chip is installed in it. Please turn the aperture adjustment ring until F22 (Minimum aperture value) so that lens can communicate with the camera accordingly.

[Detaching]
Hold the hood locking area of the lens gently, press the lens release button on the camera, turn the lens until the depth of field scale of the lens is aligned with the lens attachment reference point on the camera, and then pull the lens out.

3. Focus Adjustment

You can adjust the focus by turning the focusing ring when using the 135mm F2.0 ED UMC lens, as it is a Manual Focus (MF) adjustment lens.

[Nikon / Pentax K Mount]

  1. To change the focus from a subject that is far away to a close subject, turn the focusing ring to the left (∞ to 0.8 m) and focus on the clearest subject by using the indication signal on the camera, or by checking visually. 
  2. To change the focus from a subject that is close to a subject that is far away. turn the focusing ring to the right (0.8 m too ∞) and focus on the clearest subject by using the indication signal on the camera, or by checking visually.

[Canon, Sony a, Canon M, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, FT, MFT Mounti

  1. To change the focus from a subject that is far away to a close subject, turn the focusing ring to the right (∞ to 0.8 m) and focus on the clearest subject by using the indication signal on the camera, or by checking visually.
  2. ( To change the focus from a subject that is close to a subject that is far away, turn the focusing ring to the left (0.8 m to ∞) and focus on the clearest subject by using the indication signal on the camera, or by checking visually.

4. Brightness Control

You can set the depth of field and brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring when using the 135mm F2.0 ED UMC lens.

  • [Aperture adjustment ring markings]
  1. Canon, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony a, Canon M, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, FT, MFT
    Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 2
  2. Pentax  KRokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 3
  • [Nikon F Mount]
  1.  A/ M mode
    Turn the sub-command dial at the front of the camera.
  2. ( S / P mode
    Turn the main command dial at the back of the camera.
  • [Fujifilm X Mount)
  1. Set the focus mode to MRokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 7
  2. Press the MENU/OK button, and select ON at ‘Shooting without lens’ in the shooting menu.

(The procedures above are for the X-Pro1. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the camera model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

  • Samsung NX Mount
  1. Set the camera mode dial to M.
  2. Adjust the shutter speed by turning the dial to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 6

* For some Samsung NX cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to A and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed, so you don’t have to adjust the shutter speed as well, which required in M mode.

(The above procedure is given based on the NX200. The camera settings may be different depending on the model or due to a menu upgrade. Therefore refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for more detailed information.)

Sony E Mount

  1. Set the camera mode dial to M.
  2. Adjust the shutter speed by turning the dial to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 5

* For some Sony E cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to A and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed, so you don’t have to adjust the shutter speed as well, which is required in M mode.

(The above procedure is given based on the NE-5. The camera settings may be different depending on the model or due to a menu upgrade. Therefore refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for more detailed information.)

5. Attaching the Hood

The hood has a bayonet system, which guarantees speedy, efficient, safe, and precise installation and facilitates the enjoyment of shooting that is free from ghosting or flaring.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 8

Align the hood indicator and the hood locking indicator on the lens, push the hood in softly, and then rotate to the left until it makes a dicking sound.

6. Camera Settings

Some cameras require special settings when using this lens. Please read the information below and set your camera accordingly.

Canon mount
The aperture of the 135mm F2.0 UMC Canon Mount is not geared to the camera. If the F stop is set to above 8, the user may have difficulty in setting the correct focus when viewing a subject through the camera viewfinder, therefore focus on the subject by fully opening the aperture when attaching this lens to the camera, and then setting the depth of focus and brightness you want to express before shooting.

  1. Set the camera mode dial to MRokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 9
  2. Adjust the shutter speed to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 13
  • For some Canon cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to Av and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed. Therefore you don’t have to adjust the shutter speed as well, which is required in M mode.

(The above procedure is given based on the 40D. The camera settings may be different depending on the model or due to a functional upgrade, therefore refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for more detailed information.)

Nikon (Fujifilm) AE Mount
Your Nikon mount has electronic contacts that allow it to communicate with Nikon AF cameras. These contacts enable the A, S, and P modes of the camera. When a subject is correctly in focus, the camera emits a beep or an indicator light comes on.

Pentax (Samsung GX) K Mount

  1. Av mode Av mode.
    The 135mm F2.0 UMC Canon Mount Pentax (Samsung GX) K Mount product supports
  1. Align the A mode indicator to the distance scale indicator mark by pressing the A button on the aperture adjustment ring of the lens.
  2. Set the mode dial of the camera to Av.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 14
  3. Set the focus adjustment lever of the camera to MF.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 15
  4. Set the menu on the camera.
    • User settings = Use aperture ring = Not allowed
  5. Adjust the brightness by turning the dial at the back of the camera.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 17

(The above procedure is given based on the K20D. The camera settings may be different depending on the model or due to a functional upgrade, therefore refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for more detailed information.)

[Micro Four Thirds Mount ]

  1. Set the camera mode dial to M.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 16
  2. Adjust the shutter speed by turning the dial to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.

Ж For some Olympus (MFT) and Panasonic (MFT) cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to A and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed. Therefore you don’t need to adjust the shutter speed as well, which is required in M mode.

(The procedures above are for the E-P2. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the camera model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Sony (Minolta) @ Mount
The aperture of the 135mm F2.0 UMC Canon Mount Sony (Minolta) mount is not geared to the camera. If the brightness value is set to above F8, the user may have difficulty in setting the correct focus when viewing a subject through the camera viewfinder. Therefore focus on the subject by fully opening the aperture when attaching this lens to the camera, and then set the depth of focus and brightness you want to express before shooting.

  1. Set the camera mode dial to M.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 18
  2.  Set the focus adjustment lever of the camera to MF.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 19
  3. Adjust the shutter speed to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 20

(The procedures above are for the a350. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Konica Minolta (Minolta) DYNA Series
If this lens is used on some Konica Minolta (Minolta) series cameras, the release lock function (misuse prevention function) of the camera must be disabled. It is required to disable the release lock function only on the first use as below. Procedure for disabling the release lock function

  1. Set the main switch of the camera to OFF. 
  2. Detach the lens from the camera body and set the main switch of the camera to ON by pressing the 2 following buttons.

The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Mirrorless Cameras (Canon M, Samsung NX, Sony E, Fujifilm X)
The diaphragms of the 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC Canon M, Samsung NX, Sony E, and Fujifilm X mounts are not compatible with the cameras. If the brightness is set to F8 or above, you may not be able to set the correct focus due to difficulty in viewing the subject through the camera viewfinder. Turn the aperture adjustment ring so it is fully open when attaching the lens to the camera, and then set the depth of field and brightness you want before shooting.

Canon M, Mount 

  1. Set the exposure to manual exposure (M) and change the focus mode to MF.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 4

(The procedures above are for the Canon M. The settings for the camera or the menu may vary based on the camera model or due to a functional upgrade. Refer to the camera instruction manual or contact the camera manufacturer for detailed information.)

Four Thirds, Micro Four Thirds
The diaphragms of the 135mm F2.0 ED UMC Four-thirds and Micro four-thirds mounts are not compatible with the cameras. If the brightness is set to F8 or above, you may not be able to set the correct focus due to difficulty in viewing the subject through the camera viewfinder. Turn the aperture ring so it is fully open when attaching the lens to the camera, and then set the depth of field and brightness you want before shooting.

[Four-Thirds, Mount]

  1. Hold down the MODE button and turn the dial until it is set to M. (Shooting condition) MODE + control dial » M mode setting (manual shooting)Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 10
  2. Hold down the AF button and turn the dial until it is set to MF. (Focusing) AF + control dial » MF setting (manual focusing)Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 11
  3. Adjust the shutter speed to achieve the appropriate exposure for the brightness by turning the dial.Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 12
  • For some Four-Thirds cameras, if you set the camera mode dial to A and set the brightness by turning the aperture adjustment ring on the lens, the camera automatically changes the shutter speed, so you don’t have to adjust the shutter speed as well, which is required in M mode.

(The above procedure is given based on the Olympus E-3. The camera settings may be different depending on the model or due to a functional upgrade, therefore refer to the camera manual or contact the camera manufacturer for more detailed information.)

7. SpecificationsRokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 23

8. TroubleshootingRokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 21
Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens-fig 22

9. Safety Precautions

The following precautions are divided into two types according to the level of danger.

  • WARNING If this instruction is not followed, it may cause death or severe injury to the user.
  • CAUTION If this instruction is not followed, it may cause death or severe injury to the user.
  • WARNING! Do not wet this product or expose it to a moist environment. It may cause a fire or electric shock.

CAUTION!

  • Do not use this product or store it close to devices that generate heat i.e., heaters, thermal regulators, stoves, or stereo amplifiers.
  • Do not leave the lens in conditions where drastic temperature changes can occur
  • Do not touch the surface of the lens by hand, and avoid making contact with sharp objects. 
  • Avoid dropping the lens. 
  • Do not soak the lens in water, and avoid water splashing onto the lens. 
  • If there are foreign bodies on the lens, use a lens cleaning kit only.

FAQS About Rokinon 135mm ED UMC Telephoto Lens

What does the 135mm lens serve?

The 135mm makes use of lens compression to produce stunning, bokeh-rich images.

What is the Rokinon 135mm lens’s aperture?

f/2.0

Can I use a 135mm lens for astrophotography?

Our belief is that any amateur astrophotographer should own a 135mm lens.

Is a 135mm lens telephoto?

The medium telephoto portrait lens is the 135mm f/2. 8 lens.

What is the 135mm lens’s minimum object distance?

0.69m

For a 135mm lens, what shutter speed should I use?

1/35 of a second

135mm is what kind of a lens?

This lens is long.

Is a 135mm lens wide?

zoom wide-angle lenses

What kind of zoom is a 135mm lens?

7.5x zoom

What is the telephoto lens’ range?

ranging from 70 to 200mm

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