Product Comparison: Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art vs Sony Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA

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General Specifications
135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art
Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA
About the Product
SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art delivers ultra-sharp images with a beautifully smooth bokeh effect to the out-of-focus areas of the image. It offers the outstanding resolution required for 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs.
An unbeatable choice for portraiture, close-ups, low-light photography, and more, the Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA features a ZEISS Sonnar configuration with a large F1.8 maximum aperture.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Sigma SA
Sony A
Maximum Aperture
1.8 /f
1.8 /f
Minimum Focal Length
135 millimeters
135 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
135 millimeters
135 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • It is sharp starting at f/1.8.
  • Super sharp even wide open.
  • This lens is fantastic! Edge to edge sharpness and super fast autofocus.
  • The aperture capabilities are wonderful and the color even from RAW photographs are undeniably beautiful.
  • Great fixed focal length which is very bright.
Sony Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA Camera Lens
  • This Zeiss lens is super-sharp and with the built in camera stabilization I can use it handheld in surprisingly low light.
  • This lens produces sharp pictures with lots of details.
  • Images are rendered beautifully and the bokeh at f/1.8 is amazing.
  • The image center is very sharp when used wide open and creates incredible pictures.
  • Very creamy bokeh, very sharp from f1.8.
Size & Weight
3.6 in.
3.46 in.
3.6 in.
3.46 in.
4.5 in.
4.5 in.
39.9 oz.
35.1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • The astounding weight of this lens.
  • Acceptable size for travel. Doesn't take up much space in your bag.
  • Good size and weight balances perfectly with my camera.
  • The downside is the weight, it is a little heavy to hold.
  • The lens is big, it is heavy.
Sony Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA Camera Lens
  • Build quality top notch. Great size.
  • It is a small, compact autofocus lens.
  • Compact for travel and easy to use.
  • It a large and heavy beast.
  • Heavy enough for long term use in the hands.
Minimum Focus Distance
34.4 in.
28.34 in.
Field Of View
FX 18° / DX 12°
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • I'm very impressed. It focuses much faster than the Canon and is very sharp.
  • Laser sharp, excellent contrast and focuses quickly.
  • Amazing lens! AF is fast and accurate. Highly recommended.
  • Fantastic build quality. Fast focus with MC-11 adapter. Beautiful bokeh.
  • I love this lens and the autofocus was perfect right out of the box.
Sony Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA Camera Lens
  • Very sharp and quick autofocus!
  • The minimum focus distance is a decent.
  • Perfect focal length and fast focus.
  • Images are amazing and focus is very fast and pretty quiet.
  • Autofocus is quick and way better than expected.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
13 Elements in 10 Groups
11 Elements in 8 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
82 millimeters
77 millimeters
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism, Mount with dust- and splash-proof construction, HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor), Rounded diaphragm, Exclusive low-dispersion glass
Circular aperture, ZEISS® T* coating, Focus hold button, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
What customers say about "Features"
Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Camera Lens
  • I love this lens, for the quality and well built.
  • This lens excels in all areas, it boasts an excellent build quality.
  • Very sharp! Great backlight control, bokeh, background compression, contrast and color rendering!
  • The focus is fast and works perfectly even in low light conditions.
  • The build quality is excellent, I highly recommend it.
Sony Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA Camera Lens
  • The image quality is top notch.
  • Well built, feel comfortable on hands.
  • It is fast, colors are extremely accurate, and its tack sharp.
  • The contrast is amazing. The sharpness is outstanding at f/1.8.
  • It is simply amazing, and I love the images on both the A99 and A77.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
1799.99 $

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