Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Here’s our concise review of the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art prime telephoto lens…

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

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.

This mid-range telephoto prime offers a class-leading f/1.8 aperture, which allows you to easily separate your subjects and background, as well as rendering stunning bokeh in the out-of-focus areas. It features a rugged design and hefty 1130g weight, which boasts 13 elements in ten groups. It features FLD and SLD low dispersion elements, which control ghosting and chromatic aberration perfectly.

The images are very sharp, even wide-open, though not quite as sharp as the 85mm f/1.4, which also features in test. It has the benefit of a wider aperture than the Canon, which will aid in low-light situations, and also afford faster shutter speeds when hand-holding.

While it’s not the cheapest or lightest lens in test, the focal length is ideal for shooting in wide-open spaces to create stunning portraits or fashion shots.

Find out more at the Sigma website.

Excellent sharpness
Perfect portrait focal length
Build quality


Max aperture: f/1/8
Min aperture: f/16
Elements/groups: 13/10
Min focusing distance: 88cm
DxL: 91x115mm
Weight: 1130g