Sony vs Sigma FE 135mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens Comparison

In this Sony vs Sigma FE 135mm f/1.8 Lens Comparison Review Tony goes over the key differences that matter between these two lenses including size and build quality where the Sony has the clear advantage. Then Bokeh was tested and looked about the same quality overall. Next overall sharpness was tested and the Sigma appears to come out slightly ahead of the Sony, but the Sony had a higher hit rate when it came to autofocus accuracy. Next the contrast is tested using a backlit subject scenario and again the Sony comes out ahead.

A the end of the day the Sony is approximately $600 more and the Sigma and it will get the job done with pretty much the same image quality. What you are missing with the Sigma is the better build quality with a dedicated aperture ring and built-in buttons, plus a smaller size. Also the focus accuracy is noticeable better with the Sony as far as hit rate. What you get with the Sigma however, is way less of a dent in the wallet, slightly better sharpness, and a larger overall size.

  • The Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lens goes goes for $1898 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon
  • The Sigma FE 135mm f/1.8 Art Lens goes for $1399 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon

Tony & Chelsea Northrup Published on Apr 23, 2019

We review the Sony 135mm f/1.8 vs the Sigma 135mm f/1.8. We compare sharpness, autofocus accuracy (with eye-detect AF), bokeh, and contrast in backlit situations. We also compare handling, including their size and weight.


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Closing Remarks

I hope you all got something out of this excellent comparison video courtesy of Tony Northrup, and please feel free to ask questions and comment below as always!

Thanks for watching, Jay

  • The Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lens goes goes for $1898 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon
  • The Sigma FE 135mm f/1.8 Art Lens goes for $1399 @ BHPhoto | Amazon

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