Sony 135mm f1.8 or new Sigma 100-400mm + Sony 85mm?

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AlephNull Senior Member • Posts: 1,996
Re: Sony 135mm f1.8 or new Sigma 100-400mm + Sony 85mm?

On the A7R III that you have, the Sony 135 GM will be a fine lens. If you are considering the A7R IV (or its successor), the Sony 135 GM will be extraordinary. This is a lens demonstrating that Sony's claim of designing the GM lenses for the future bodies is true.

I am really enjoying the 135 GM on the A7R IV. The resolution is impressive, and I can crop an image 3000 x 1500 from anywhere in the frame and it will stand up as sharp and clear.

I expect that the new Sigma 100-400 will be a decent lens, but nothing special (it's a Contemporary lens, not an Art). If you aren't looking to push your lenses and bodies to extremes, then this and the Sony 85mm f/1.8 may well be a better choice.

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Sony a7R III Sony a7R IV Sony a9 II Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Sony FE 100mm F2.8 GM +4 more
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