Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Lens Review: The sharpest lens we’ve ever tested?
posted Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT
Bring out the champagne and unleash the confetti! The new Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art lens is one of the sharpest, if not the sharpest, lens we've tested so far. We're still in the process of gathering real-world photos and notes on what it's like to use this lens in the field, but we have completed our standard, full laboratory testing, and from what we've seen, this new Art-series portrait lens is phenomenal. After testing the sharpness, our senior lens technician Rob Murray immediately put it into the running for our Lens of the Year.
Optically, the lens is tack sharp, even at f/1.8, across the entire frame. Chromatic aberration, vignetting, or distortion issues? Forget about it. It's a hefty lens, as is characteristic of Sigma's updated Global Vision lenses, but it's a small price to pay for a terrific optic, especially one this bright. If you're a portrait photographer in need of a new fast telephoto lens, put this one at the top of your list. For all the details, including our testing results, lab sample images and build quality notes, head over to our Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Review!