- Absolutely brilliant sharpness across the frame right from f/1.8
- Beautiful bokeh
- Good contrast and color
- Very low chromatic aberration
- Good flare performance
- Minimal vignetting
- Minimal distortion
- Excellent build quality
- Reasonable price
- Very large and heavy lens
- Autofocus is only average
The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art is a lens that not everyone will take to, as the medium telephoto length works well for many and not so well for others, but if you like this focal length, you really can’t do much better. The lens has simply exceptional sharpness, beautiful bokeh, extremely low aberrations across the board and a fairly reasonable price for that level of performance at $1,399. It is a rather large and heavy beast, which is par for the course for Sigma’s Art series, but if you can deal with the weight, you’ll be rewarded with truly stunning image quality.
The autofocus is only average, but it gets the job done, and the lens works very well with Sony’s EyeAF capabilities. There really isn’t much more to say: it’s one of the best lenses I’ve ever had the pleasure to use.
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7 thoughts on “Review: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art (Sony E Mount)”
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It’s a great keyset. I’m excited for the delivery of my Holy Pandas.
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