Review: Sony 135mm F1.8 G Master (Sony FE Mount)

The Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master is the prime lens many portrait photographers shooting with Sony mirrorless cameras have been waiting for.

Announced at the end of February, the Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master is the 9th lens to join the ranks of Sony’s premium G Master lineup. Sony created the 135mm f1.8 G Master with portrait photographers in mind first and foremost; many portrait photographers gravitate toward the 135mm focal length due to the fact that subjects appear true to life with little to no discernible distortion. Since we only got to spend a few hours with the lens during the top-secret media launch (which took place on a particularly snowy February afternoon), we were excited to get our review unit in so that we can put the 135mm G Master through its paces in typical Phoblographer manner.

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First Impressions: Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master (Sony FE)

The Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master FE is the 9th lens in Sony’s Premium G Master lineup

On a particularly snowy New York City day last week, Sony debuted their latest Full Frame E Mount lens in a top secret media briefing: the Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master FE. The Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master FE is the 31st lens overall in Sony’s first party Full Frame E Mount lens lineup, and the 9th one to join the elite ranks of Sony’s Premium G Master line.  Featuring dust and moisture resistant construction, lightweight magnesium alloy body, an optics design that includes Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion), ED, and XA (Extreme Aspherical) lens elements paired with an 11 blade circular aperture, the Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master FE promises to be a beast of a lens that’s not only suitable for portraiture work, but macro and sports as well. We got to spend a few hours with the Sony 135mm G Master, our First Impressions, Tech Specs, as well as a whole lot of image samples can be found after the jump.

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Sony 24mm F1.4 GM FE Lens to Be Released Around Photokina 2018, FE 135mm Lens Sometime in 2019

Sony photographers can expect at least two new lenses from the company, with the Sony 24mm f1.4 FE GM set to be announced sooner.

Reports are certain that we’re on the way to getting two new lenses from Sony. The Sony 24mm f1.4 GM lens is believed to be scheduled for announcement sometime around the Photokina 2018 dates. An FE 135mm lens is also said to be in the works and slated to be released sometime in 2019.

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