History

    With F1.8 brightness,
    this telephoto lens for full-frame cameras further strengthens
    the Art line’s prime options
    Introducing the ultimate 135mm telephoto featuring top-level performance

    Delivering the ultra-high resolution that brings
    the best out of 50MP+ ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs

    The new standard in 135mm telephoto lenses

    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.

    Art line delivers high-level artistic expression

    SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Contemporary, Art, and Sports, each with a distinctive concept. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line lenses deliver high-level artistic expression. Offering astonishing rendering performance that meets the highest standard, they are perfect for landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, close-ups, and casual snaps. They are made for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. A powerful ally in every genre of photography, SIGMA’s Art line lenses excel both in the studio for formal works and outdoors for impressive shots of architecture, starry skies, and many other scenes.

    Features

    Designed to prioritize
    optical performance—
    with absolutely no compromises

    Outstanding resolving power and minimized chromatic
    aberrations help make this the ultimate lens for portraits.

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass

    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 performs better than typical large-diameter standard to medium telephoto lenses in producing close-ups and full-body shots in which the subject stands out against a pleasantly blurred background.

    Optical design delivering ultra-high-resolution and minimized chromatic aberrations

    In addition to an optimized power distribution, this lens features two SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass elements and two FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements. These technologies help minimize chromatic aberrations, which tend to appear in the bokeh area outside of focus in portraits, as well as on slender objects such as fine branches. The end result is ultra-high resolution and clarity throughout the image, even at wide-open aperture.

    The Art line’s sixth large-diameter prime lens for cameras with full frame sensors

    The Art line was launched in 2012 with the SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art as its first lens. Since then, the line has come to encompass a wide variety of lenses, and the new SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM|Art is the line’s sixth large-diameter prime for cameras with full-frame sensors. It sets a new standard for prime lenses in the ultra-high-megapixel era.

    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.

    Distortion

    Exclusive low-dispersion glass

    The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colors of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the color fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain. To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives SIGMA lenses superlative image rendition undiminished by residual chromatic aberration.

    Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

    From the start of the design process, SIGMA measured flare and ghosting to establish an optical design that is resistant to strong incidental light sources such as backlight. At the prototyping stage, SIGMA used not only simulations but actual photographic experiments to assess flare and ghosting under multiple criteria, identify the causes of these issues under a wide range of situations, and take measures to mitigate them. In addition, SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating helps further reduce flare and ghosting and provide sharp, high-contrast images even in backlit conditions.

    Vignetting

    F1.8
    F4
    F8

    Leveraging SIGMA’s latest technologies

    Large HSM, dust/splash-proof construction,
    electromagnetic aperture control, and more

    To achieve both outstanding optical performance and satisfying usability, this lens features the latest SIGMA technologies, including a large hypersonic motor (HSM), dust- and splash-proof construction, and other high-quality features.

    The large HSM delivers highly responsive autofocus

    The large hypersonic motor (HSM) delivers ample torque to the focusing group for utstanding speed, ensuring exceptionally stable performance even at lower speeds. Along with the optimized AF algorithm, this feature delivers fast autofocus photography. In addition, the focus limiter makes AF highly responsive to distance from the subject for even more nimble performance.

    Fast AF with full-time manual focus

    Full-time manual focus function allows the lens to be switched to manual focus simply by rotating the focus ring.

    Note: The operation of full-time MF may vary based on mount type.

    Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included

    The Nikon mount version of this lens includes an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that allows it to receive the appropriate signals from the camera body. This feature ensures precision diaphragm control and stable Auto Exposure (AE) performance during continuous shooting.

    Mount with dust- and splash-proof construction

    The lens mount incorporates rubber sealing* to protect the mount from dust and water drops.

    * Except for SIGMA mount

    Rounded diaphragm

    The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

    High-precision,
    rugged brass bayonet mount

    The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

    Compatible with
    Mount Converter MC-11

    Mount Converter MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount (Canon-compatible) interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body. Enjoy the world of ultimate telephoto lens with Sony E-mount cameras.

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art

    Lens Construction

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass

    Lens Construction

    13 elements in 10 groups

    Angle of View

    • 18.2°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F16

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    87.5cm / 34.4in.

    Maximum Magnification Shooting

    1:5

    Filter size

    φ82mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      φ91.4mm × 114.9mm / φ3.6in. × 4.5in.
    • Sony E-Mount
      φ91.4mm × 140.9mm / φ3.6in. × 5.5in.
    • L-Mount
      φ91.4mm × 138.9mm / φ3.6in. × 5.4in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      1,130g / 39.9oz.
    • Sony E-Mount
      1,230g / 43.4oz.
    • L-Mount
      1,220g / 43oz.

    Edition Number

    A017

    Supplied Accessories

    Case, Hood LH880-03 are included.

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-24056-1
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-24055-4
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-24054-7
    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-24065-3
    • L-Mount
      00-85126-24069-1

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    Diffraction MTF

    Geometrical MTF

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F1.8
    F4
    F8

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

    135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Hood LH880-03 are included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-24056-1
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Hood LH880-03 are included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-24055-4
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Hood LH880-03 are included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-24054-7
    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Hood LH880-03 are included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-24065-3
    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Hood LH880-03 are included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-24069-1

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH880-03

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93344-9

    FRONT CAP LCF-82mm Ⅲ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93002-8

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93725-6
    • Sony E-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92987-9
    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92949-7
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92950-3
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92951-0

    Separately Sold Accessories

    WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 82mm

    With many applications in aerospace and other industries, glass ceramic is an extremely tough type of crystallized glass that serves as the foundation for Clear Glass Ceramic. While featuring the high transmittance required of optical devices, this advanced new material combines greater hardness than chemically strengthened glass and greater flexibility than sapphire crystal glass. These qualities make Clear Glass Ceramic the ideal material for protective lens filters.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93183-4

    PROTECTOR 82mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93110-0

    WR PROTECTOR 82mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93097-4

    WR UV FILTER 82mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93071-4

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 82mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93084-4

    USB DOCK UD-01

    By connecting a SIGMA Art, Contemporary, or Sports lens to a computer with the SIGMA USB DOCK, photographers can update the lens firmware and adjust focus position and other parameters.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87856-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87854-2
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87855-9

    USB DOCK UD-11

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87869-6

    SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.

    • SIGMA SA-E
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93251-0
    • CANON EF-E
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93250-3

    SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies.

    • SIGMA SA-L
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93724-9
    • CANON EF-L
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93723-2

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    Impressions / Samples