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
In Stock

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
Show moreShow less

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Canon EF Nikon F Sigma SA

Special Order

Configuration: Lens Only

Lens Only With MC-11 EF to Sony E Lens Adapter

Not available with current selections

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 24th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Rich P. (Wk 4)

Valeria A. (Wk 5)

Sabrina B. (Wk 6)

Carolyn W. (Wk 7)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

Price: $1,399.00

Instant Savings: $100.00

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

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 vqcaqaaeautbbtxqswfscqwdesdraefye
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Nikon F Mount Lenses
  • LH880­-03 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
  • Table of Contents
    • 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
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 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 38.
    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 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 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 Sooooooo Sharp As a portrait photographer, I have an obsession for razor sharp eyes, and I have several good lenses that will do that, but none are a match for the Sigma 135 ART. I used to have to over-shoot quite a bit and then sit down to load/cull a session with a bit of dread, wondering how many images wouldn't meet my standard of sharpness - sure they client may not notice, but I do. With this lens I have about a 90% (or more) keep rate, and they are incredibly sharp. Not to mention that extra compression is soooo dreamy. My 85mm 1.4 used to be my go-to portrait lens, but this guy is the head honcho in my bag now. Also great for action; speedy fast even in low light.
    Date published: 2018-08-16
    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
    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 Brilliant Lens! I was wondering to get this lens as soon as it hit the market. I am simply speechless by the sharpness of the lens wide open, also I am impressed by the accuracy of the Auto Focus even in low light situations as receptions at weddings. I have many primes in my bag but with this one I've found the consistency of getting tack sharp images at any frame. Love the compression of the background, the contrast and color. Well done SIGMA!!!
    Date published: 2017-07-18
    • y_2018, m_12, d_4, h_17
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_38
    • loc_en_US, sid_1321304, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item
    Customer Photos

    Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Q&A

    Sigma 135mm f/1.8 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df