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

BH #SI13518N • MFR #240955
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Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
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.
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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Overview

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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 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.
The lens is constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material, along with traditional metals, for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations.
This lens is compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuning different lens characteristics and updating its firmware.
UPC: 085126240554

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Specs

Focal Length135mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View18.2°
Minimum Focus Distance2.87' / 87.5 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.6 x 4.52" / 91.4 x 114.9 mm
Weight2.49 lb / 1130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.55 x 7.2 x 6.15"

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Reviews

Great Lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

Very sharp, but yet really pleasing for portrait work. Especially at wider apertures. More money than the Canon 135mm f/2, but worth it IMO.

Wonderful lens.

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-06

In field testing, the lens performed wonderfully. I was impressed with the lens, and the clarity of the images it produces.

A beast in multiple ways...!

By Cyrus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-20

Absolutely love this beast for portraits! Very "creamy" bokeh, tack sharp when used correctly, and very sturdy. However, it is a slightly longer focal length and can perform "soft" on you if not shot correctly. You need to have your shutter speed at 1/135th of a second of faster to really insure that tack sharpness. Did a shoot last weekend and many of my shots were just under tack. I got down to 1/60th in my haste to let in more light at dusk and those shots suffered. Not noticeable to the average eye and my client loved them but a trained eye would agree that many of these are trash. In the end, hard to find another lens that would outperform this one for portraits or really any of the Sigma ART series ones so I highly recommend. Don't delay, buy today...!

fast and sharp

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-30

This will not disappoint if you are taking portraits of any kind. It is glorious. New favorite lens

perfect

By Edgar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

nice

Fantastic Glass

By Ed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-23

It's fast. It's sharp. It's a beast. Not for those who have trouble holding hefty lenses. Prompt, fantastic delivery by B&H

Phenomenal portraits!

By Romi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-14

By far the BEST prime I have ever used. I kept renting this lens to do portraits as favors to family and friends, as I am really just a landscape and abstract art photographer. I immediately became obsessed and kept renting it for other things as well. I waited for a few months for B&H to have it back in stock and jumped on it as soon as it was available! Soooo worth the wait! The bokeh of the is lens, even when not all the way open is creamy and dreamy! This is my second sigma art lens I've added to my arsenal, and as much as I loved my 20, this one is truly in a class by itself! Do yourself a favor if you are a portrait photographer, and get this lens! Your clients will truly be amazed!

This lens is perfect

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

I have taken my best photos with the classic Canon 70-200. This lens matches its perfection. It should renew anyone's passion for photography

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OK,Hear is one for you all.I'm interested in the new sigma 135mm Art lens.I see on the B&H site that listed under accessory's for the lens is the sigma TC-1401 1.4X teleconverter.Is the converter compatible with this new 135 art lens ?. It is not listed on the compatibility list under Sigmas list on the B&H site.I'm just interested in knowing. Thanks.
Asked by: Walter
No, the 135mm art lens is NOT compatible with any teleconverters.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2021-05-28

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Asked by: Kris
I prefer the Sigma 135mm 1.8. It is one of the sharpest lenses we carry, allows a very beautiful compression of the subject, allow the background to disappear, and have beautiful shallow depth of field. Images are much more unique than with a 70-200 2.8. 70-200 2.8 would be more flexible, but Sigma 135mm 1.8 would offer sharper and more unique look.
Answered by: Daniel
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Is this lens compatible with Nikon d700 and d300s?
Asked by: Brian
Yes, it is a full frame lens but will still work fine on the D300s with a crop factor of 1.5x.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-01-14

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Has anyone used this lens on a Nikon Z6II/Z7II with the FTZ adapter? How is the AF speed?
Asked by: Hal
It is our understanding that the speed of this lens when mounted on a Nikon F mount DSLR would be the same when using it with a Nikon FTZ adapter on a Z6II/Z7II body.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-07-26

How does this lens compare to the Nikon 135mm DC ...

How does this lens compare to the Nikon 135mm DC f/2? I have the Nikon. Is it worth purchasing the sigma?
Asked by: Tyrone
The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F would be a good choice for sports shooting, or shallow depth of field portraits. The biggest advantage over the Nikon f/2, is the f/1.8 may be a little sharper to the edges, when wide open.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2021-11-11

Is the lens compatible with nikon Z series ?

Is the lens compatible with nikon Z series ?
Asked by: Zahidur
Yes , with FTZ adapter
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2021-10-30

question

Hello, I cannot find anywhere if this lens is compatible with 1. 4 or 2x converters. I am considering it as an alternative to my 70-200 but sometimes I might need more reach than 135mm?
Asked by: Matei
No, this lens is not compatible with 1.4 or 2x converters.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2021-11-08

How is the Chromatic Aberration?

How is the Chromatic Aberration?
Asked by: Dymond
I own this lens, and I don't own any-to little chromatic aberrations. Which means this lens is very good.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-02-15
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