Sigma bringing their much-lauded Art series line of lenses to the Sony E mount created a lot of excitement in the photography world, and as they continue to make their way into the hands of photographers, reviews have begun to pop up. This review takes a look at the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens.
Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this great video gives his first impressions of the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art for the Sony E mount. One of the most common complaints about the Sony full frame system is that its lens library is not as extensive as Canon's and Nikon's (DSLR) systems, but as third party manufacturers continue to flock to the mount, that's changing more quickly than ever. I was particularly interested in the autofocus performance of the Sigma lens with the Sony, as that can be hit or miss with what are otherwise optically stellar lenses, but it seems Ortiz was quite impressed with the performance, likening it to a native lens. With great wide-open sharpness, good autofocus performance, rugged build, and a wide maximum aperture, it seems Sigma may have a real winner here, which is great news for Sony shooters.