First photo walk with the Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art


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The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art is one of the longest telephoto prime lenses I have ever shot photos with. During this first photo walk with the new lens I had to take a couple of steps back a number of times, because I was to close and more than half of the motif was missing. 🙂 It should be obvious that 135mm on APS-C format is not short at all.

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The lens is, as you would expect going by the specs, is large and heavy. The latter is also the result of it being built like a tank. Even though it’s too early to form a definite opinion, it seems to me that this lens is if not the sharpest then at least one of the sharpest Sigma lenses I have ever had the pleasure of taking photos with. Just go to Flickr and take a look at the images in full resolution and you will immediately understand what I’m talking about. It’s as sharp at f/1.8 as many lenses are in their sweet spot aperture range (which for fast primes is mostly between f/2.8 and f/5.6). I’m really taken by the sharpness as well as bokeh of this lens and can’t wait to take it for another photo walk.

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