Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens

At the longer end of the portrait-length boundary, the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM is a special telephoto prime with a knack for isolating subject matter using shallow depth of field. The bright f/1.8 design achieves distinct selective focus effects and also benefits working in available-light conditions. Beyond speed and focal length, this lens is also distinguished by its G Master designation, meaning it uses specialized glass and coatings to achieve high sharpness and clarity. An XD linear motor promotes fast AF performance and the high-count 11-blade diaphragm further contributes to a unique look and smooth bokeh.

Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM

Applications: As a longer portrait-length telephoto prime with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, this lens screams portraiture and fashion as the go-to applications, but it’s also a good choice for documentary, landscape, and even closer-range sports shooting.

Perks

+ G Master lens, advanced optics

+ Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture; perfect for shallow depth of field

+ Weather sealed

+ Physical aperture ring with de-click switch

Drawbacks

- Lacks versatility of a zoom

- Larger, heavier form factor

Specs

Focal Length 135mm
Aperture Range f/1.8 to f/22
Optical Layout 13 elements, 10 groups

(1 Super ED element, 1 extra-low dispersion element)
Coating Nano AR
Minimum Focusing Distance 2.3' / 70 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.25x
Diaphragm Blades 11
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 82mm
Dimensions 3.5 x 5" / 89.5 x 127mm
Weight 2.1 lb / 950 g

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