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Complementing the lens itself, the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the telephoto prime lens with an 82mm UV filter.
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens
Prized for its ability to isolate focus, the FE 135mm f/1.8 GM from Sony is a medium telephoto prime characterized by its bright and sophisticated design. The f/1.8 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques. The advanced optical design incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements, including one Super ED element, to reduce chromatic aberrations and one XA (extreme aspherical) element, which significantly controls spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity. Additionally, a Nano AR coating has been applied to limit ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Complementing the optical assets, this lens is also notable for its inclusion of an 11-blade circular diaphragm to produce smooth, soft-edged bokeh with selective focus imagery. For controlling focus, an XD Linear Motor system is employed that is quick and quiet, and also lends more responsive control for manual focus operation. The lens also sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design to support shooting in inclement conditions and dedicated focus hold buttons, AF/MF switch, and manual aperture ring lend further control while shooting.
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. Additionally, these lenses feature robust and intuitive-to-handle physical designs to benefit both photography and cine applications.
Medium telephoto prime designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, this 135mm f/1.8 is also compatible with APS-C models where it will provide a 202.5mm equivalent focal length.
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.
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.
An 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. An AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
Two customizable focus hold buttons are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
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.
Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Chiaro Pro 82mm 98-UVATS UV Filter
The Pro 82mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.
To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.
Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.
98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allow you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
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
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-05-10
Is this lens weather sealed like the Batis 135 ...
Is this lens weather sealed like the Batis 135 2.8?
Asked by: Drewski
According to a pamphlet provided with the lens, "This lens is not water-proof, although designed with dust-proofness and splash-proofness in mind. If using in the rain etc., keep water drops away from the lens."
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2021-03-07
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: 2021-01-19
Will the Sony 1.4x & 2x tele convertors be ...
Will the Sony 1.4x & 2x tele convertors be compatible with this lens?
Asked by: brandon
No, the converters are only compatible with the following lenses;
FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS
FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS
FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS
FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-13
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
Can you use this as a macro lens?
Can you use this as a macro lens?
Asked by: Debra
I own the 135 mm as well as the 90 mm Sony FE macro lens. They are both excellent lenses for their intended purpose. I have Vello EX-SFED 10mm and 16mm extension tubes that I purchased to use with the 135 mm lens. They work well singly or combined as a 26mm tube, but they do not achieve the magnification that is possible with the 90 mm macro. When I photograph a printed page at the minimum distance I can focus, the letter L is about 20% larger with the 90mm Macro. In both cases, the image is excellent with very high resolution and nice contrast. I may like the contrast of the 135mm better.
Answered by: Louis
Date published: 2020-12-03
Is this lens very sharp at all apertures?
Is this lens very sharp at all apertures?
Asked by: Joe Adreon
I don't think there is a sharper lens in any price I could afford. I have not printed anything larger than 13"x19".
I am very happy with this lens and am using it with my a7R3.
Answered by: David K.
Date published: 2020-09-05
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
Yes mine has a very noticeable but controlled movement when I shake the lens. Some component seems to be moving back and forth. There's no real sound though, and the movement is also quite muffled, a soft thump if you will. I just chalked it up to the focus motor movement. This lens has a very complex focus mechanism which helps it focus at lightning speed. Pretty sure your copy is totally fine.