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Author Topic: Head to Head: Sigma 135 ART vs Zeiss Milvus 2/135mm | Dustin  (Read 2039 times)

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There's no doubt that these two lenses represent the best available to Canon shooters at the 135mm focal length.  I spent some time comparing the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART head to head with the Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2...and here's what I found:

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Re: Head to Head: Sigma 135 ART vs Zeiss Milvus 2/135mm | Dustin
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 12:01:04 PM »
Great comparison.

Would be great to have comments on the Canon L version, as the forums reveal there are lots of people who need this level of detailed comparison versus the Canon. You make mention of the new lenses being clearly superior, but in the absence of actual comparison images, this doesn't seem to be taking.

Love the data. Love the work, Dustin.

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Re: Head to Head: Sigma 135 ART vs Zeiss Milvus 2/135mm | Dustin
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 04:55:36 PM »
Thank you Dustin - great review as usually. For me AF makes a big difference shooting portraits, gave up on the 135 APO (Milvus' dad :) ) and sold it a few months ago...

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Re: Head to Head: Sigma 135 ART vs Zeiss Milvus 2/135mm | Dustin
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 08:21:54 AM »
Thank you Dustin - great review as usually. For me AF makes a big difference shooting portraits, gave up on the 135 APO (Milvus' dad :) ) and sold it a few months ago...

That's a big deal, I know.  I do own the Milvus 2/135mm, but I only reach for it in the situations where I have time to be more deliberate about shooting.
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Re: Head to Head: Sigma 135 ART vs Zeiss Milvus 2/135mm | Dustin
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 08:21:54 AM »