Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Leica L

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General Information

Focal Length 135mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Lens Mount Leica L
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 18.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.87' / 87.5 cm
Optical Design 13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size 82 mm (Front)
Weight 2.5 lb / 1130 g
Expert Reviews
20 February 2019

Sigma is currently having a run. Unlike CaNikon, who seem to have slowed down their activities lately, they are providing a continuous stream of highly interesting new lens designs and not only that - they are pushing their product quality to a level that is now truly threatening the original...

The digital picture.34755376
22 May 2017

While zoom lenses typically win the popularity contests, fixed focal length models generally have some strong advantages and the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is a "prime" example.

Imaging resource.34355410
6 October 2017

The Sigma 135mm ƒ/1.8 DG HSM "Art" is one of the sharpest lenses we've ever tested. It's not an inexpensive lens, but for what you get -- great build quality, outstanding sharpness, little to no chromatic aberration, and almost zero distortion -- the lens is worth every penny, and destined to become...

9 September 2017

Sigma brings us their latest Art lens, intended to represent the pinnacle of the lens makers' art, a super bright 135mm f/1.8. This is one of the most popular traditional focal lengths for full frame cameras, ideal for a wide range of subjects and particularly portraiture.

The phoblographer.34645560
16 June 2017

In comparison, it’s a different lens from the Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art lens but probably not enough besides focal lengths.

Practical photography.34754171
31 January 2019

Sigma’s range of Art lenses has catapulted the company into the upper echelons of lens production, and the 135mm f/1.8 demonstrates the appeal of the series beautifully.

15 November 2017

Since the inception of its premium Art range of lenses towards the end of 2012, Sigma has gone from strength to strength. The 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens that kicked the whole series off has since been joined by four more focal lengths – 20mm, 24mm, 50mm and 85mm – to fill out an impressive set of...

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    - Superb sharpness and very few optical aberrations, - Dreamy bokeh, - Superbly built, - Superb sharpness and very few optical aberrations, - Dreamy bokeh, - Superbly built

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    Rather hefty, Rather hefty

Pc magazine uk.35148076
9 October 2017

The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art is a lens that portrait photographers will adore: It blurs backgrounds with aplomb and is one of the sharpest we've ever tested.

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    Razor sharp., Wide aperture., No distortion., Minimal falloff., Dust- and splash-proof design., Focus limiter switch., Available for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma systems.

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    Quite heavy., Expensive., Omits optical stabilization., May require focus adjustment.

Trusted reviews.33834858
28 July 2017

It may not be lens that most enthusiast photographers are likely to buy, but it would certainly be worth hiring for a special occasion. For portrait photography in particular, the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art is very special indeed.

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    Superb sharpness and very few optical aberrations, Dreamy bokeh, Superbly built

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    Rather hefty

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
23 November 2018

As a pro event and wedding photographer Ive shot over 480,000 images on my D3s alone. I recently purchased this lens after weeks of research for my new D850. So far Ive only used the D850 with my Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II lens and just couldnt understand why the image quality didnt blow me out of the...

Imaging resource.34355410
4 October 2017

This lens is everything reviewers say. The lack of VR/IS is a non issue with my Sony A7R3, while the extra 1/3 of a stop over my previous Nikkor 135 F2 DC is always handy. The Bokeh is the equal of the legendary Nikkor but much easier to use.

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    Sharp, sharp, sharp, beautiful bokeh, built like a tank

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14 March 2018

I’ve had my Sigma 135mm for about 6 months now, so here are some thoughts: The aperture capabilities are wonderful and the color even from RAW photographs are undeniably beautiful. Such awesome bokeh, and I found out that it picks up lasers (like what you’d find on a dance floor) really well.

B h photo.34921152
24 September 2018

I'm a wedding photographer and purchased this to replace my Zeiss 135mm/2.8. I loved that lens, and I love the Sigma 135 even more. The extra f-stop is clutch for lower light ceremony situations, and the compression is great. Focus is sharp and fast.

13 February 2018

I want to share my experience with this lens. I had owned several other Sigma lenses and found them all optically excellent but had some sort of autofocus issue or another but the 135 is stellar. Performs like some of the Nikon lenses I have used.

B h photo.34921152
25 November 2018

More background blur than 85 GM, lighter than 105 f/1.4, better aperture than 70-200 f/2.8. No lens has everything. There are trade-offs. The Sigma 135 1.8 gives superb head shots with dreamy blur while not be overbearing in weight, but eye-AF is sometimes weak, and that is the only thing that...

11 January 2018

This is an exceptionally good lens, as are the other Sigma Art Lenses that I own (24-35, 35, 50 and 85). It is so sharp — I tested it on a D850, and was startled by resolution. The build quality is amazing—you can’t go wrong with this lens.

B h photo.34921152
10 December 2017

I used nikon 85 1.4g, nikon 105 1.4, nikon 135dc, Sony 85 1.4gm for a period of time before, all are wonderful ....but believe me, this Sigma 135 Art is simply stand out from all of it, unbelievable sharp at wide open, smooth and wonderful bokeh (no cat eye, only sony 85 gm with 11blades can...

24 November 2017

This lens is F'ing SHARP! I own the Sigma 35 f1.4 art and the Tamron 85mm f1.8 and this lens is sharper than them both wide open! I honestly didn't think that ANY lens could be VERY much sharper wide open than the Tamron, but Man, this lens is!

B h photo.34921152
16 August 2018

As a portrait photographer, I have an obsession for razor sharp eyes, and I have several good lenses that will do that, but none are a match for the Sigma 135 ART. I used to have to over-shoot quite a bit and then sit down to load/cull a session with a bit of dread, wondering how many images...

Product Highlights
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
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In The Box
  • Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Leica L
  • Sigma LCF-82 III 82mm Lens Cap
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Leica L Mount Lenses
  • LH880­-03 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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