Sony Unveils New 135mm F1.8 G Master Prime Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Sony just unveiled the latest addition to their G Master series of full-frame E-mount interchangeable lenses: the FE 135mm F1.8 G Master prime lens. The new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM (model SEL135F18GM) lens can be used with Sony’s A-series full frame mirrorless cameras, such as the Sony A7 III, which was one of Shutterbug’s favorite cameras of the past year

“The new FE 135mm F1.8 GM offers exceptionally high resolution and exquisite bokeh, two qualities that are signature attributes of Sony’s flagship G Master brand,” Sony said in a press announcement this morning.

“The new lens combines rapid autofocus (AF) acquisition with a lightweight, portable design and a variety of professional functions, making it a versatile, high-performance tool for professional portrait photographers, wedding photographers, sports photographers and a wide variety of imaging enthusiasts. “

This is Sony’s 31st native full-frame FE lens and 49th overall E-mount lens, said Neal Manowitz, vice president of Imaging Solutions at Sony Electronics.

The new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM will go on sale in late April 2019 for approximately $1,900 US and $2,600 CA.

In addition to the new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM Lens, Sony also announced a new lineup of Circular Polarizing Filters. The new filters, including models for lens diameters 49mm, 55mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm, are designed to preserve image quality and resolution about twice as effectively as Sony’s existing circular PL filter lineup, making them a good fit for Sony’s flagship G Master series lens. They also feature a ZEISS T* Coating to minimize flare and a slim filter design to prevent image vignetting and maximize overall performance.  

The new circular polarizer filters will ship in May2019, with approximate pricing outlined below:

• 49mm (model VF49CPAM2) - $100 US / $130 CA

• 55mm (model VF55CPAM2) - $110 US / $150 CA

• 62mm (model VF62CPAM2) - $140 US / $190 CA

• 67mm (model VF67CPAM2) - $155 US / $200 CA

• 72mm (model VF72CPAM2) - $165 US / $220 CA

• 77mm (model VF77CPAM2) - $180 US / $240 CA

• 82mm (model VF82CPAM2) - $230 US / $300 CA

More information on the the new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens along with test sample shots at Sony Alpha Universe.