Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E

Model: 240965

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Weight 2.49 lb (1130 g)
Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.60 x 4.52" (91.4 x 114.9 mm)


Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 18.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.87' (87.5 cm)
Focal Length 135mm
Elements/Groups 13 / 10
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Sony E


Autofocus Yes
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.34972991
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.

19 June 2017

The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art is a stunning example of optical design. It is technically proficient in every metric of performance, but more importantly, it produces images that are simply beautiful to look at.

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    Very sharp, even at f/1.8, Beautiful bokeh, Fast, accurate autofocus, Weather-sealed mount, Three-position focus limiter

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    Big, heavy, No image stabilization

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.

Imaging resource.34355410
14 August 2017

The Sigma 135mm Æ’/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...

Digital photography school.32822989
19 June 2017

In this quick review of the Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art Lens, I will go over some of its features and...

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.

Amateur photographer.32822919
15 November 2017

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

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    Rather hefty

Trusted reviews.33834858
28 July 2017

So now for the burning question: exactly what does £1399 buy you in terms of optical quality? If you’ve read any of our recent reviews of Sigma lenses, the answer won’t surprise you one iota.

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

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    Rather hefty

Photozone de.34752480
7 June 2017

In our review of the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 HSM DG ART we were pretty much stunned by its quality. However, the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 HSM DG ART tops that. Those who have followed us over the years know that we don't easily come up with superlatives but this time it's hard to avoid them really.

User Reviews
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.

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...

24 August 2018

I have only been able to take it out a few times; once with A7rii & twice with A7Riii, but so far loving it. Although it is a bit heavy, it wasn't unexpected. Very sharp wide open, fast focusing and love the bokeh.

21 August 2018

I have owned the canon version with the MC11 and it was nice but the E Mount is awesome. Extremely close to the operation of my 85mm G master. Focus is FAST, no hunting and its SHARP wide open and edge to edge at 5.6 and 8..

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...

Product Highlights
  • E-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 Sony E
  • LCF-82 III 82mm Lens Cap sfarwezeabae
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Sony E Mount Lenses
  • LH880­-03 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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