The Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art and Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art Lenses Will Induce All Your Drool

Sigma last made waves with their long awaited Sigma 85mm F1.4 art back at Photokina in September, and they aren’t waiting long to make some more with today’s announcements. On today’s docket is several lens announcements including the brand new Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art and Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art – two lenses that are sure to make some mouths water.

Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG Art

The 135mm has long been a favorite of portrait photographers, offering a solid portrait look for those who like something tighter than 85mm. Sigma’s 135mm features an incredibly fast F1.8 aperture, setting it apart from F2 lenses from Canon and Nikon.

Specs

  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Minimum aperture (width): F16
  • Filter size: ø82mm
  • Angle of view (35mm): 18.2°
  • Minimum focusing distance:
  • 87.5cm./34.4in.
  • Dimensions (diameter xlength): ø91.4mm x 114.9mm/4.0in. x 4.5in.
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5 | Weight: 1,130g/40.2oz.

As with the other Sigma Art lenses to date, this lens will be available in Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts with Sony FE mount compatibility with Sigma’s MC-11 mount converter. Unfortunately, Sigma has not revealed detailed specs nor pricing & availability for the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens.

Sigma 14mm DG F1.8

The new Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG Art is being touted as the world’s first wide-angle F1.8 lens–and it indeed is. It features the largest glass mold in the industry, which Sigma says will allow photographers to shoot images on this 14mm lens with little to no distortion, ghosting or flare.

Specs

  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Minimum aperture (width): F16
  • Angle of view (35mm):114.2°
  • Minimum focusing distance: 27cm./10.6in.
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): ø95.4mm x 126mm/9.5in. x 5.0in.
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:9.8
  • Weight: 1,170g/41.3oz.

Just as with the Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art, the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art will come in Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts with Sony compatibility via the MC-11 mount converter. No pricing or availability on this lens either.

Both of these lenses bring something special and unique to the table in Sigma’s Art lens lineup. Being a portrait photographer I am especially interested in this 135mm, when I was shooting Canon their 135mm F/2 was my absolute favorite lens. I have no doubt in my mind the Sigma will likely be better in every way now with the Canon model showing its age.

Stay tuned and we will keep you updated about when pricing and availability information on these two lenses is announced.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.