Sigma's new prime lens delivers ultra-high resolution images...
Sigma’s new 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM is the sixth full-frame prime lens to be added to the company’s acclaimed Art range. Designed to deliver ultra-high resolution images from ultra-high resolution DSLRs, features include a wide f/1.8 aperture, fast autofocus and dust- and splash-proof construction. As a short telephoto lens, the 135mm focal length is perfect for creative portraits and specialist wildlife and is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma fits.
135mm telephoto lenses are often categorized as the foundational telephoto, the first one to add to a lens collection. This focal length delivers a strong perspective compression effect, while the large diameter with f/1.8 brightness provides a dramatic bokeh effect. By minimizing axial chromatic aberration, the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM | Art makes this bokeh effect not only impressive but also beautiful while delivering superb contrast and sharp image quality in every shot. It offers the outstanding resolution required for 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs. By incorporating its latest innovations in design and optical glass and rethinking every aspect of the lens, Sigma has ensured outstanding image quality all the way to the edges, establishing the new standard in 135mm telephoto lenses.
With resolution so crystal-clear that individual hairs can be discerned in a portrait, this large-diameter lens also delivers a beautiful bokeh effect, giving photographers everything they need. It is ideal for close-ups and full-body shots, with subjects standing out against a pleasantly blurred background. In addition to standard portraits, including bridal shots, this lens is a top performer for live events, with its super-fast autofocus capturing subjects with ease.
Image quality optimal for ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs
To deliver the ultra-high resolution that brings the best out of 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs, the focus mechanism features Sigma’s floating system. No matter what the distance from the subject, this lens offers top performance from the center to the edges of the image. By minimising distortion as well, the lens delivers impeccable image quality—no need for digital adjustment during image processing.
Ideal for portraits requiring a dramatic bokeh effect
The 135mm focal length delivers a stunning compression effect: even fairly close to the subject, the telephoto ring allows the photographer to establish a variety of dramatic perspectives. The compression effect truly shines in both close-ups and full-length portraits, making composition easy. Moreover, the large diameter with F1.8 brightness makes possible a body shot with an impressive bokeh background. In sum, this lens puts a full menu of compositional options at the photographer’s fingertips.
Fast and nimble autofocus photography
The large hypersonic motor (HSM) offers two benefits. It delivers ample torque to the focusing group for outstanding speed, ensuring exceptionally stable performance even at lower speeds. The acceleration sensor detects the orientation of the lens, allowing the autofocus system to respond to varying loads on the focusing group due to gravity. Along with the optimized AF algorithm, these features deliver fast autofocus photography. In addition, the focus limiter makes AF highly responsive to distance from the subject for even more nimble performance.
Sixth 35mm full-frame prime lens to join the Art line
Launched in 2012, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art was the first lens in the Art line. Since then, Sigma has developed a wide variety of lenses for the line, and the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM｜Art is the sixth prime lens in the line to offer 35mm full-frame coverage. Now even stronger, the Art line sets the new standard for prime lenses in the ultra-high-megapixel era.
● Fast AF with full-time manual override
● Compatible with Mount Converter MC-11
● Mount with dust- and splash-proof construction
● Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
● Available Sigma USB Dock
● Available Mount Conversion Service
● Rounded diaphragm
● Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
● High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
● Evaluation with Sigma's own MTF measuring system “A1”
● The lens barrel is engraved with the year of release