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Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens with UV Filter Kit

BH #SO13518GMFK (B&H Kit)
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens with UV Filter Kit
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
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.
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Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Overview

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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 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.

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.

Resistance Coating

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

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.

UV Protection

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.

Slim Design

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.

Secure Attachment

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.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593534

Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens Specs

Focal Length135mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View18°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.52 x 5" / 89.5 x 127 mm
Weight33.51 oz / 950 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 5.9 x 5"

Chiaro Pro 82mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size82 mm Filter Thread
RotatingNo
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet82 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingSide, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.21 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 4.5 x 0.85"

Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Reviews

Hasn't been off my camera

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-15

This lens has remained on my camera since it arrived. My absolute favorite lens. Fast and sharp!

The Best

By jay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-01

This is the best. It's very sharp and beautiful bokeh. I own 55 (lighter) but when I shoot portraits with the 135 I really love the images quality. Between 70-200 and 135 I will pick 135.

The best Sony has to offer

By Sandeep
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

This is undoubtedly one of those lenses that you have to use once and fall in love with. This, combined with a 24mm f/1.4 GM and 50mm f/1.2 GM forms my own trifecta and is used weekly for all my shots. the 135mm probably has the best optical quality, accuracy and sharpness edge to edge. The other consideration was the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art. However, if the Sony is going to be your primary portrait lens, it worth investing in for a long time. If the choice is between a 85mm and a 135mm, I like the 135mm much more for outside portraits. For indoors, the 50mm is my usual go to lens.

This lens is magic

By Erik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-14

This is the lens I leave permanently attached to my Sony A1. The compression, sharpness, and rendering quality are unparalleled. While sometimes the focal length is difficult to work with for larger groups, it's worth it if you have the space to back up. I've even used it for a family photo shoot with 10 total people.

Best Sony lens

By Andrae
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

Amazingly sharp. Great lens a tad heavy but worth the weight.

Wow for a 135 Prime!

By Ross
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

I had very high hopew for this and it certainly didn't disappoint. The image quality via sharpness is just astounding. Really fast focus speed as well as great build quality. I love the fact that it has an aperture ring built around it plus the choice to control it click or clickless for video. A must have for high end portrait work as well as stunning HD video production.

Excellent lens

By Jackie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

Very sharp. Great for concerts, portraits, and street photography (if you don't want to be obvious). Highly recommend.

Beyond incredible

By Tiffany
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

This lens truly is one of the most amazing lenses you can buy. Not only is it phenomenal for portraits, but it's a fantastic faux-macro due to its ability to be much closer to a subject than other long primes on the market. This lens is so versatile, clean, and beautiful. You absolutely will not regret owning it!

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Did any one notice dust inside? I got two lens ...

Did any one notice dust inside? I got two lens and both show some dust inside?
Asked by: Rajul
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens is a weather seal lens and one of the finest professional lenses in the market. Sony tends to keep some of the best quality control in the industry but unfortunately, it looks like you got 2 defective units back to back. We apologize for the inconvenience. I will recommend exchanging the lens if you are within the first 30 days of your purchase with B&H.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-03-14

Is this lens very sharp at all apertures?

Is this lens very sharp at all apertures?
Asked by: Joe Adreon
From F1.8 to F5.6 the lens is exceptionally sharp, through F8.0 still very sharp, and at F11.0 still very sharp, but then degrading a bit at F16.0. It is very rare for a lens to be ultra sharp at its largest aperture setting (F1.8 here). It is in fact the sharpest lens wide open of any lens I know, with the second best wide open being the 35mm F1.4 GM
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-09-25

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: 2021-02-17

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

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
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.
Answered by: Sam
Date published: 2020-07-01
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