Sony Announces New Lens: FE 135mm f1.8 GM

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Sony has announced a new lens for their G-master lineup, the FE 135mm f1.8 GM. The new lens is Sony’s 49th E-mount lens overall, and is due to begin shipping at the end of April for $2600.00.

Sony continues to provide a high quality of optics in their premium G-master lineup, using XA (extreme aspherical) and Super ED (extra-low dispersion) elements in this lens, designed to suppress aberrations, maximize resolution across the frame, and provide smooth out-of-focus bokeh rendering. An 11-bladed circular aperture aids in this as well. The 135mm will also feature dual autofocus groups in a floating focus arrangement, which equates to a minimum focus distance of 0.7m (70 cm). The lens will also feature both a focus ring and aperture ring for easy control, a focus limiter, and a customizable focus hold button.

Sony has also announced a new line of filters with higher quality optics designed for use with the G-master lineup in order to minimize any effect on sharpness and resolution. The new circular polarizers are made with a Zeiss T* coating and a slim profile.

The lens is available for preorder now and is expected to begin shipping later this spring.


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.