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135mm F1.8 DG HSM Sigma Art lens
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    SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM

    With F1.8 brightness, this telephoto lens for full-frame cameras further strengthens the Art line’s prime options

    The ultimate 135mm telephoto designed to prioritize optical performance

    135mm telephoto lenses are often categorized as the foundational telephoto, the first one to add to a lens collection. This focal length delivers a strong perspective compression effect, while the large diameter with F1.8 brightness provides a dramatic bokeh effect. By minimizing axial chromatic aberration, the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art makes this bokeh effect not only impressive but also beautiful while delivering superb contrast and sharp image quality in every shot. It offers the outstanding resolution required for 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs. By incorporating its latest innovations in design and optical glass and rethinking every aspect of the lens, SIGMA has ensured outstanding image quality all the way to the edges, establishing the new standard in 135mm telephoto lenses.

    With resolution so crystal-clear that individual hairs can be discerned in a portrait, this large-diameter lens also delivers a beautiful bokeh effect, giving photographers everything they need. It is ideal for close-ups and full-body shots, with subjects standing out against a pleasantly blurred background. In addition to standard portraits, including bridal shots, this lens is a top performer for live events, with its super-fast autofocus capturing subjects with ease.

    Key features

    Image quality optimal for ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs

    To deliver the ultra-high resolution that brings the best out of 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs, the focus mechanism features SIGMA’s floating system. No matter what the distance from the subject, this lens offers top performance from the center to the edges of the image. By minimizing distortion as well, the lens delivers impeccable image quality—no need for digital adjustment during image processing.

    Ideal for portraits requiring a dramatic bokeh effect

    The 135mm focal length delivers a stunning compression effect: even fairly close to the subject, the telephoto ring allows the photographer to establish a variety of dramatic perspectives. The compression effect truly shines in both close-ups and full-length portraits, making composition easy. Moreover, the large diameter with F1.8 brightness makes possible a body shot with an impressive bokeh background. In sum, this lens puts a full menu of compositional options at the photographer’s fingertips.

    Fast and nimble autofocus photography

    The large hypersonic motor (HSM) offers two benefits. It delivers ample torque to the focusing group for outstanding speed, ensuring exceptionally stable performance even at lower speeds. The acceleration sensor detects the orientation of the lens, allowing the autofocus system to respond to varying loads on the focusing group due to gravity. Along with the optimized AF algorithm, these features deliver fast autofocus photography. In addition, the focus limiter makes AF highly responsive to distance from the subject for even more nimble performance.

    Sixth 35mm full-frame prime lens to join the Art line

    Launched in 2012, the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art was the first lens in the Art line. Since then, SIGMA has developed a wide variety of lenses for the line, and the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM|Art is the sixth prime lens in the line to offer 35mm full-frame coverage. Now even stronger, the Art line sets the new standard for prime lenses in the ultra-high-megapixel era.

    Other features

    • Fast AF with full-time manual override
    • Compatible with Mount Converter MC-11
    • Mount with dust- and splash-proof construction
    • Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
    • Available SIGMA USB DOCK (Makes customization and flexible adjustment possible)
    • Available Mount Conversion Service (Allows use with another camera body)
    • Rounded diaphragm
    • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
    • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
    • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system “A1”
    • Made in Japan (With outstanding craftsmanship)
    • The lens barrel is engraved with the year of release
  • Preorder started

    New York, NY – March 17, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens will begin shipping in May 2017 for a retail price of $1399.00 USD. Making its public debut at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan in February 2017, the 135mm F1.8 Art lens enters the market as Sigma’s new premiere mid-range telephoto prime lens, touting outstanding sharpness and great IQ from edge to edge. Ideal for events such as concerts, weddings, indoor sports, conferences and press events, the 1.8 F-stop delivers greater “shallow depth of field” and isolation of subjects. The outstanding compression effect makes it equally as powerful for up-close and full-length portraits. Its new large Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) delivers ample torque to the focusing group for outstanding speed, ensuring exceptionally stable performance even at lower speeds and allowing for fast autofocus photography.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1321304-REG/sigma_135mm_f_1_8_dg_hsm.html

  • Poor dog did not eat 4 days, no money left after getting Sigma, look at his eyes

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  • The sharpest lens currently. That one + d750 will be my new toy instead of GH5. Pictures time! and maybe same video who knows:)

    "You should also add that the resolution record on that sensor not so long ago belonged to the Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 (49.2 lpmm), but then was beaten by the Sigma A 85 mm f/1.4 DG HSM and currently amounts to 49.7 lpmm just a tad higher"

    http://www.lenstip.com/501.1-Lens_review-Sigma_A_135_mm_f_1.8_DG_HSM_Introduction.html

  • Ive got one. Its very nice and it also nice to say: I have currently the sharpest lens in the world! :)

  • @konjow I will get one for my gh5 + metabones EF ultra instead. Has anyone tried this conbination?

  • I will try it on GH4 with booster soon but for now I cant stop using it with my also new d750. On GH4 its like 190mm with booster it can be fun

  • with d750. Overcast windy day. As you may guess pre shot shat:)

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  • or return your camera instead :)

  • Review

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    Center sharpness is extremely impressive throughout the entire range, with a marginal amount of softening occurring from f/11 onwards. Considering the fastness of the lens, corner sharpness is also good even at the widest apertures. It’s softer, as you might expect between f/1.8 and f/2.0, but even from f/2.8, the corners are impressively sharp

    http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sigma_135mm_f1_8_dg_hsm_review/

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