Sigma has finally announced pricing for the new 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens that will begin shipping in April. The retail price will be $1399US Newsshooter was at 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan last month where the lens made its public debut, along with the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art. You can see our report in the below video.
At the show Sigma told me that in terms of image quality, the 135mm F1.8 is optically the best ART lens they have ever made. From my time playing with the 135mm I found it to be extremely sharp with little to no chromatic aberration and good corner to corner sharpness. Even when used wide open at F1.8 the images looked extremely sharp and the lens produced very pleasing bokeh. It is really nice to use and the focus mechanism when set in the manual mode had a nice tactile feel to it despite being a photo lens.
The all-new Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mounts feature the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm for enhanced high-speed shooting.