SAL-135F18Z 135mm f/1.8 Telephoto Reviews

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SAL-135F18Z Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 Telephoto Lens

Whether you’re shooting a distant mountain peak or a beautiful orchid at arm’s length, the superb SAL-135F18Z telephoto lens provides amazing image quality. Its f/1.8 aperture makes it the brightest telephoto lens in its class. And with 35mm-equivalent 202.5mm focal length, plus the ability to focus tightly on objects closer than three feet away, it can cover an amazing range of photographic assignments.

Ultra-Bright Images
At fully open f/1.8 aperture (the best in its class), this high-performance 135mm lens creates amazingly bright telephoto images.

Superb Sharpness
In conjunction with the Super SteadyShot image stabilization system of the Sony ± (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens gives you excellent results even working with hand-held camera by available light.

Close-up Focusing
You can capture professional-quality images of both faraway scenes and objects closer than three feet.

Internal Focusing System
Internal lens elements move to increase auto-focus speed to help you catch quick action.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
Two ED Glass lenses minimize flare and greatly reduce chromatic aberration, giving you sharp, clear telephoto shots.



  • Focal Length : APS: 202.5mm (Equivalent: 135mm)
  • Filter Diameter : 77mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 2’ 5” (72cm)
  • Magnification : x 0.25
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 8 groups, 11 elements
  • Distance Scale : Yes
  • Distance Encoder : Yes
  • Non-rotating Focusing Ring : Yes
  • Focus-hold Button : Yes
  • Depth-of-Field : Yes
  • Aperture (Max.) : f/1.8
  • Aperture (Min.) : f/22
  • Blades : 9 aperture blades
  • Aspheric Elements : no aspheric
  • Lens Type : Standard & Medium Telephoto

Weights and Measurements


  • Weight (Approx.) : 2lbs 3oz (985g)
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 3 1/2 x 4 5/8” (88.5 x 115mm)

Accessories Supplied

  • Front and rear lens cap
  • SH0003 lens hood