Sigma is on a roll with its high performance Sigma DG HSM Art line for full frame cameras. Indeed, it appears that the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art may set a new reference standard for 135mm lenses. I am *very* impressed.
Not often do I find myself lusting over a new lens, but the about $1399 Sigma 135/1.8 qualifies. Praise where praise is due: unrivalled performance with high build quality, focusing to 1:5 for closeups, the industry’s best included lens case, spot-on autofocus with the Nikon D810, and a price that if anything is below what it could demand in the market. About all I can gripe about is the 82mm filter size but since I rarely use filters, it matters little.
Kicking of my review of the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art:
- Overview of Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
- MTF for Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
- Distortion, Uncorrected and Corrected
- Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Mosaic (Nikon D810)
Aperture series includes images up to full resolution of the Nikon D810.