Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

B&H # SI13518N MFR # 240955
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX 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: Nikon F

Canon EF Nikon F Sigma SA

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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 overview

  • 1Description

A fast telephoto prime, the Nikon F-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 FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, however it can also be used on DX models where it will provide a 202.5mm 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.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
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: 085126240554
In the Box
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F
  • LCF-82 III 82mm Lens Cap
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Nikon F 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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    • 1Description

    Sigma 135mm f/1.8 specs

    Focal Length 135mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 18.2°
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.87' (87.5 cm)
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
    Elements/Groups 13 / 10
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.60 x 4.52" (91.4 x 114.9 mm)
    Weight 2.49 lb (1130 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.48 x 7.244 x 5.984"

    Sigma 135mm f/1.8 reviews

    135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 32.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Among the very best Many years ago, I purchased the iconicNikon 135mm f/2 DC. This lens and me grew together. I had never before shot in such shallow depth of field, and I drastically needed to adjust the front focussing on my D700 (curiously this wasn't necessary on the D800 many years later). But I fell in love with that focal length. I was nervous what the new Sigma 1.8 would offer. My comments after the first test: 1) The depth of field is terrifyingly shallow. If you are not ready for it, don't blame the lens. 2) My copy is crazily sharp up to the corners at 1.8. The only other lens I have tried that was that sharp is Nikon's 200/2.0. Neither Nikon's new 105 nor Sigma's 85 ART come close to this. 3) Focussing is fast and accurate, very much in contrast to the 135DC. I am stunned.
    Date published: 2017-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing but first class, right out of the box. I have just received my new 135 ART lens. In my hands It looks and feels great. One of the first things I noticed is the extra wide focus ring grip, allowing you to cradle the camera and lens perfectly in your left hand. Using your right hand for manual over ride focusing when necessary. Focus is fast and tack sharp right out of the box. So far the lens delivers super sharp images with paper thin focus when is wide open. I'm loven this lens. First class build and looks beautiful on the camera body. Thanks to Sigma, for this new ART line lens. I'm looking forward to many years of fine photographic images. Almost forgot to thank B&H for allowing me to per-order the lens. They delivered the lens right on the date of release. Two- day UPS shipping included. From a happy B&H customer.
    Date published: 2017-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely stunning 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 compare), fast,accurate and quiet Focus.... come with good price only if u don't mind the weight a absolutely stunning fantastic beast I would recommend it to all who want a quality teleprime well done Sigma!
    Date published: 2017-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bokehlicious Exactlty what I've come to expect from sigmas art series line. Its a well built tank of a lens with amazing quality optics. Calling 1.8 sharp is a total understatememt on this lens....its beautiful and the resulting bokeh is buttery silk...amazing. Hats off to sigma for finally releasing this focal length in their art series. In the Nikon world there have been no good 135mm lens autofocus options for years (nikons 135 last being released in the 90s) and thats no longer the case with the release of this lens...
    Date published: 2017-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lens!! I've only had this lens for a few days, but I'm blown away by the awesome colors, contrast and sharpness it delivers on my D810! I haven't had any of the focus problems that I had read about. I've tried it in different lighting conditions and it seems super fast to me. I'm replacing my Nikon 70-200mm f2.8g v2 with this. The 70-200 is a great lens, but it's so long and heavy. I was worried about the new Sigma not having stabilization, but with the larger aperture I can use faster shutter speed and it gives beautiful bokeh! And to me it appears sharper than the Nikon lens. This new Sigma is much easier for me to handle and has a large beautiful, light gathering front diameter element without the long length. Well done Sigma! I'm impressed!
    Date published: 2017-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bokeh, Fast Focus & Super Sharp Sigma has continued to exceed any expectations that I have. I know own almost the entire ART line, the 24, 35, 50, 85, and now the 135. All I can say is wow! There is truly nothing on the market that compares in sharpness at f/1.8 or to the speed of the AF system. it's quite, fast and dead on. Like most Sigma lenses it is a good idea to get the calibration dock and spend a few minutes really fine tuning the AF system. This is the downfall of the third party market, none of them have the Nikon or Canon secret sauce that they need to sync the AF systems like OEM Glass; however, with that said. It was as simple as a few tweaks and this lens was razor sharp. I've used it for almost a month now and it has almost all but replaced my Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 FL ED VR. If there is anything I'd change it'd be adding VR and moving it to f/1.4. B&H had this lens weeks before everyone else and I was able to get a copy earlier than expected which was amazing, this sold me not only on the Sigma lens, but on B&H.
    Date published: 2017-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultimate fixed-focal length lens Sharpest lens I own by a mile, fast autofocus, heavier than expected, solid construction, virtually no chromatic aberration
    Date published: 2017-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lens Review Wow, I thought the Sigma 35 and 50 Art lenses were sharp, but the Sigma 135 1.8 Art is a step above. I have used it wide open at 1.8 and stopped it down to f8. I'm amazed at the results I get with this lens. The color rendition is excellent, as I had to return and replace my first Sigma 50 1.4 Art due to inaccurate colors. If your subject is close enough, shooting at 1.8 creates a beautifully smooth background. The only limitations are the weight and no optical stabilization. And for me, it is not always on my camera, as I use the 35mm and 50mm primes more often, but it's in my bag and I look for any excuse to use it. It truly is an outstanding lens. I shoot with a Nikon D810, so you have frame of reference for comparison.
    Date published: 2017-11-19
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