5 Reasons for Portrait Photographers to Get Super Excited About the New Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG Art Lens

Yesterday, the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens was announced–and it’s an understandably amazing reason for portrait photographers to get very hyped up. The 135mm focal length is one of the best options out there for portrait photographers. It does a whole lot of compression of your subject and is often perfect for headshots. Of course, you’re standing pretty far back away from them but the lens is capable of delivering so many great looks that you’re bound to just fall in love with its capabilities.

So here are some reasons why we’re so hyped about the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens.

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Greg Watermann on Photographing Cosplay with the Zeiss 135mm f2 Milvus

All images and text by Greg Watermann. Used with permission from Zeiss.

Recently, Zeiss Ambassador Greg Watermann got the chance to shoot with the new Zeiss 135mm f2 Milvus lens. In order to test it, he decided to try his hand at something he hasn’t ever done: cosplay. Here’s where a lot of photographers would sit there flabbergasted because they don’t know where to stat. But Greg took to Instagram and decided to collaborate with actress Tahnee Harrison. It ended up working out and being much more straight forward than one would think.

Be sure to also check out our review!

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Zeiss Adds Three New Lenses to The Milvus Collection

Today, Zeiss announced three new Milvus lenses: the 135mm f2 Milvus, 18mm f2.8 Milvus, and the 15mm f2.8 Milvus. Like the rest of the Milvus lineup of lenses, they all have weather sealing and boast very high image quality overall. We’re in the middle of reviewing them, and so we’re putting all the specs and images below.

The 15mm f2.8 will cost $2,950 while the 18mm f2.8 Milvus will be $2,299 and the 135mm f2 Milvus will come in at $2,199. Each lens will be available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

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Review: Zeiss 135mm f2 Milvus (Canon EF)

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If you had to think about some of the greatest lenses out there on the market right now, you’ll most likely think of Zeiss; and today the company is upgrading one of their best lenses to date in the form of the Zeiss 135mm f2 Milvus. Like the rest of the Milvus lineup of glass, this lens offers weather sealing, a solid metal exterior, a large rubber focusing ring, and above all else is promising, class leading optical quality. With 11 elements in 8 groups, this lens has a lot to prove to justify a $2,199 price tag for Canon and Nikon DSLR shooters.

But the big question is whether or not it really is worth the upgrade over their already fantastic 135mm f2. To this day, that is still one of my favorite portrait lenses.

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