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Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens

BH #SO13518GM • MFR #SEL135F18GM
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • XA Element, Super ED and ED Elements
  • Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings
Prized for its ability to isolate focus, the FE 135mm f/1.8 GM from Sony is a medium telephoto prime characterized by a bright and sophisticated design. Perfect for portraiture, this lens also excels in close-range sports shooting and as a unique focal length for landscape subjects. Its G Master design prioritizes both sharpness and bokeh quality and the lens also sports fast autofocus capabilities and a durable build quality.
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Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Fast Design and Advanced Optics
  • 4Fast and Accurate AF
  • 5Weather-Sealed Construction and Intuitive Handling
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Prized for its ability to isolate focus, the FE 135mm f/1.8 GM from Sony is a medium telephoto prime characterized by a bright and sophisticated design. Perfect for portraiture, this lens also excels in close-range sports shooting and as a unique focal length for landscape subjects. Its G Master design prioritizes both sharpness and bokeh quality and the lens also sports fast autofocus capabilities and a durable build quality.
Fast Design and Advanced Optics
  • As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations.
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers a wealth of control over focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
  • One XA element is incorporated into the optical design, which features superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other spherical aberrations.
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements, including one Super ED element, are featured in the lens design and help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
Fast and Accurate AF
  • XD Linear Motor system and internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control.
  • Minimum focusing distance of just 2.3' renders a 0.25x maximum magnification for working with close-up subjects.
  • Two customizable focus hold buttons are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
Weather-Sealed Construction and Intuitive Handling
  • Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
  • Fluorine-coated front element resists dust, moisture, and fingerprints and is easy to clean.

Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Specs

Focal Length
135mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
18°
Minimum Focus Distance
2.3' / 70 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.25x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.52 x 5" / 89.5 x 127 mm
Weight
33.51 oz / 950 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.235 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.3 x 5.5 x 5"

Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Reviews

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does this lens come with a front and rear lens ...

does this lens come with a front and rear lens cap?
Asked by: Linda
Yes, the lens comes with, In the Box Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens Sony ALC-F82S 82mm Front Lens Cap Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap ALC-SH156 Lens Hood Lens Case
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-05-10

What is the best use for this lens? What types of ...

What is the best use for this lens? What types of photos was it mainly designed to take?
Asked by: Derek
This lens is ideal for portraits, indoor sports, concerts, photojournalism, and lifestyle photography.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-01-08

IS SONY FE 135 /1.8 GM A PRIME LENSE?

IS SONY FE 135 /1.8 GM A PRIME LENSE?
Asked by: chandran
Hi chandran, yes the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM is a prime lens.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-11-25

Would this lens be good for night time sports?

Would this lens be good for night time sports?
Asked by: Sharon
If this is the focal length that works for you, the lens is absolutely sharp wide open and renders beautifully, so you can get the max light hitting the sensor.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2022-11-29

Does the 135 1.8 GM have Sony's latest internal ...

Does the 135 1.8 GM have Sony's latest internal focusing motors? Like the ones inside the 50 1.2 GM?
Asked by: William
The Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens would feature the latest internal focusing motors to date.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-03-22

I already own most of the Sony GM lenses. Today I ...

I already own most of the Sony GM lenses. Today I just received this 135mm f/1.8. When I hold the lens and shake it, there is easily noticeable movement inside. No other GM lens does this. My question: Anyone already owning this lens, is this the same with your copy? Focusing seems to work perfectly and is silent (unlike the 85mm f/1.4) but this interior movement seems strange.
Asked by: Yeshe
Very normal, my 135mm 1.8 GM exhibits some internal movement when shaken. So does the 70-200mm GM Ii
Answered by: RB
Date published: 2023-10-13

Would this lens have image stabilization on the ...

Would this lens have image stabilization on the Sony FS5 II?
Asked by: Matthew
This lens has no Image Stabilization
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-07-27

What is a light transmission in T-stops for this ...

What is a light transmission in T-stops for this lens?
Asked by: Roman
I don't think Sony publishes this information. You might try searching 3rd party reviews online (Cameralabs, etc.). From my experience, I doubt that it differs much from the published f1.8. The only Sony lens I know of that differs significantly is the FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS. This 135mm is my favorite Sony lens.
Answered by: Bryan
Date published: 2021-08-21
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