Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

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Product Highlights

  • EF-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
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
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Lens Mount: Canon EF

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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Overview

  • 1Description

A fast telephoto prime, the Canon EF-mount 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM from Sigma pairs bright and sophisticated optics with intuitive handling and design. As part of the Art line of lenses, this 135mm f/1.8 is designed for high-resolution rendering, and utilizes FLD and SLD glass to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity. A Super Multi-Layer Coating also enhances image quality by suppressing lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, making it an ideal lens for portraiture, the bright f/1.8 maximum aperture pairs with a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to benefit selective focus and shallow depth of field imaging with smooth bokeh.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the lens sports a Hyper Sonic Motor to produce quick, smooth, and quiet autofocus performance with full-time manual focus override. The physical design utilizes Thermally Stable Composite material for durability in a wide range of environments, and a brass bayonet mount also offers rigidity and mounting precision.

As part of the Art line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve truly notable optical performance and is ideally suited for creative and artistic applications.
Prime telephoto lens is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used on APS-C models where it will provide a 216mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Two F Low Dispersion (FLD) and two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements are featured in the optical design, and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
Nine-blade rounded diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
The integrated HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) realizes quick and quiet autofocusing, which is further complemented by an optimized AF algorithm to produce smoother focusing performance. The HSM also permits full-time manual focus control simply by rotating the focus ring at any time.
The lens is constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material, along with traditional metals, for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations.
The bayonet mount is constructed from brass for ensured accuracy and durability. Additionally, rubber sealing is incorporated in the mount design to render it dust- and splash-resistant.
This lens is compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuning different lens characteristics and updating its firmware.
UPC: 085126240547
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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF
  • LCF-82 III 82mm Lens Cap xwaavzueavy
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Canon EF Mount Lenses
  • LH880­-03 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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    Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Specs

    Focal Length 135mm
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8
    Minimum Aperture f/16
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 18.2
    Maximum Magnification 0.2x
    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)
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.60 x 4.52" / 91.4 x 114.9 mm
    Weight 2.5 lb / 1130 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 7.1 x 5.9"

    Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Reviews

    135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens is amazing. Let me preface this by saying that I'm an event and portrait photographer. I use it on my a7rii with an MC-11 adapter. I shoot a lot of candids for my job and the af definitely helps. The eye af is a great asset and works with this lens! It melts the background and is tact sharp wide open. It gives you that 3D look, your subjects just pop! For portraits all I can say is wow. It has pretty much spoiled me. I got the 85mm 1.8 FE and I prefer this much more than it despite the weight difference. If you're looking to get this lens all I can say is it is worth it and if not it will grow on you. :)
    Date published: 2017-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely, totally amazing This lens + Sony A9 + Metabones IV running latest firmware = heaven. ?No different from a native lens. ?Eye-AF out to the corners in AF-C. Hit rate near 100%. This lens is the all-get-out best portrait lens I've ever as a knife with gorgeous fall-off to buttery blurred areas...and the fact that it works just as well on my A9 as it does on my 5D4 is mind-blowing.
    Date published: 2017-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp as a tack and Fast as a bullet Upon initially attaching this lens to my camera I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality and by its lightness. I was worried after the first few test shots about the sharpness of the lens. After adjusting the focusing through the sigma dock I was pleasantly surprised by how amazingly sharp the lens became. The contrast native to the lens isn't as strong as what I was accustomed to from the Sigma 35mm Art lens but is still quite pleasant. The bokeh and bokeh-bubbles are smooth with little detail when shooting this lens wide open. The focus speed of this lens has me in awe. Using my canon 6D with the af-s focusing, I was able to focus on a fire engine coming straight at me going around 40-45 mph. All three of the photographs I took in that few seconds were crisp and focused, something I wouldn't be able to accomplish with other lenses. Having the option of zone focusing makes a huge difference as well. Using the full range of the focusing is still incredibly sharp. However, utilizing the zone focusing on the lens makes it noticeably faster. Having typically photographed portraits and weddings with the Sigma 35mm Art and the Sigma 50mm Art, I wanted something that had a different look to it. The compression yielded by this lens with it's 135mm focal length just feels good, especially in urban environments where I work. It gives the buildings in the background a slightly larger-than-life feel, which just feels good. I couldn't recommend this lens enough, it likely won't leave my camera body for the next few months at the least.
    Date published: 2017-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thing of Beauty Boy am I glad I pre-ordered this lens the day it was announced (This is my 4th Sigma ART lens). My first Sigma Lens was 18-35mm f1.8 followed by the 50mm 1.4 ART, then the 85mm 1.4 ART and now the 135mm f1.4ART. The toughest buy was the 50mm 1.4ART because of all the negative comments about Auto Focus. I had a Canon 50mm f1.4 that I was upgrading and I was very nervous about the Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART due to all the negative review, comments about AF accuracy and speed. I found the sigma 50mm f1.4 to be just as good as the Canon 50mm 1.4 which then led to me buying the Sigma 85mm 1.4 ART with a little more confidence. With the Sigma 135mm f1.8 ART, I quit reading and listening to all the negative comments about Sigma's AF cause it was not worth passing up on the ART lenses especially when every one of my past Sigma ART lenses have been just stellar and AF was fast and accurate. the Sigma 135mm f1.8 ART is no exception. This thing is faster than all of my other ART lens (85mm ART included). I did my usual AF speed and accuracy test, just for fun and I was amazed by results, it is near perfect! especially considering the fact that I shoot on a 6D which is not exactly the best in AF! I have included the pictures, judge for yourself. overall, this lens is crazy sharp! the bokeh is just absolutely beautiful, the AF speed is ridiculously fast and the AR accuracy was the icing on the cake, cause I am nailing focus way more consistently on my 6D with this lens so much so that it makes my 6D's AF look good (if you are a 6D owner you know what I am taking about)
    Date published: 2017-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you want! The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 HSM Art is everything i've ever wanted in a lens! The bokeh, sharpness and clear ability to separate the background in order to make the image pop out in almost 3D is remarkable. Combine that with fast focus, this is my go to lens for locations that I have the room to shoot.
    Date published: 2018-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply superb I'm using this gem on a 5DIV and it just sings. -- It's slightly sharper than my 135L in the center and much sharper towards than my 135L the edges of the frame -- Autofocus is vastly improved over my previous experiences with Sigma's 35 Art and 50 Art. In single-shot AF, it focuses just as fast as my 135L, and just as accurately, too. I'm also getting more consistency than with my 135L. Way to go on this front, Sigma, bravo. -- It's quite heavy, noticeably more so than the 135L. This is a two-edged sword, as it helps to stabilize your whole rig, but hand-holding fatigue sets in more quickly. Lifting weights might help... -- Build quality leaves nothing to be desired. The mount is rubber-gasketed. Solid as a rock - no creaks, wobble, nothing. First-rate. -- Bokeh is not as creamy as I had predicted. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the Sony 85mm G-master, which sets the par for me currently, in this regard. The Sigma 135's bokeh isn't bad, not at all, but I feel that the 85GM (and even the 135L) is slightly creamier and less edgy. (This is very subjective, of course.) I'm also using this on my Sony A7RII via Sigma's MC-11 adapter, but with disappointingly less success than natively on my 5DIV. The body, adapter, and lens are running the most current firmware. Infinity focus (and even near-infinity) is way off in all AF modes (AF-S, AF-C). Face-detect and eye-focus works competently a-la-native E-mount lens, but consistency is not reliable. It hunts from time-to-time even in bright daylight conditions, racking back and forth through the entire focus range before giving up. Perhaps a future firmware update for the MC-11 would fix this. Overall, this lens is superb. I have full confidence using it for paid work on my Canon body; less so on my Sony.
    Date published: 2017-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives Up to its Reputation Sometimes when expectations are sky-high, disappoint follows. ?But not with this lens. It lives up to all the hype and the glowing reviews. It produces sharp images across the frame; corner softness is non-existent; vignetting is negligible, and focus is fast. ?One buys a 1.8 lens to shoot at 1.8 - no one wants to stop down to f2 or f2.8 to get acceptable quality. With this lens one can confidently shoot wide open. And the bokeh produced wide open makes for stunning portraits, great closeup nature shots, and nearby wildlife. ?It's not a sport lens, per se, but can do quite well at indoor events where one can get close to the action. ?Where is truly amazes is at indoor concert and fashion events. ?Shooting at 1.8 instead of shooting with a 70-200 2.8 means reducing ISO by more than a stop. ?That's a real plus. ?The price tag certainly gets one's attention! ?But there will be no buyer's remorse. I shoot Canon, but I imagine my Nikon colleagues will find this lens performs just as well for them.
    Date published: 2018-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Auto focus is amazing I have been a big Sigma fan ever since I got my 50mm and was able to look past the minor auto focus issues with it. I now have the 35mm, 50mm and 135mm art lenses. The 135mm is a great lens and very sharp wide open. I use it to photograph motor racing and the auto focus is more than fast enough to keep up with cars going 200mph I am sure it will be fine for most people. It never misses focus like the rest of its art family occasionally does.
    Date published: 2018-06-22
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