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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Hands-on with a sweet portrait lens

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the 135mm allows you to fill the frame with your subject and be at a distance that gives very pleasing results. That coupled with the fact that this lens offers f/1.8, is exceptionally sharp wide open AND is weather sealed and like the other sigma lenses in the ARt series is well built, has no issues with flaring or chromatic aberration, autofocus is snappy and is relatively affordable at $1400 leads me back to my original statement - that this is quite possibly the best portrait lens out there if you shoot outside with Canon or Nikon. Inside I think you will find yourself running out of space except for the tightest headshots or in larger studios. And while I did mostly shoot and test this lens on a Sony a7Rii using the Sigma M C 11 adapter, I can’t recommend it, Eye AF works but it is slow and autofocus in general is somewhat unreliable with more hunting than I would like. My MC 11 firmware is up to date with the Sigma 135 on the compatible list but it seems to need more work. On Canon or Nikon you will be just fine though it's possible you will need to do some micro focus adjustments and or use the Sigma dock that this lens is compatible with. While I have not personally compared the Sigma 135 f/1.8 to the Canon 135mm f/2 I know from reviewers I trust that the Sigma is sharper, especially at the edges and doesn’t have issues with chromatic aberration that you do see in the Canon. And the Canon 135L is not weather sealed.
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