Shooting with the Sigma Art 135mm f/1.8 for Sony Alpha
I purchased the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art lens for Sony back in August 2020 and I was so excited to take it out during Nick and Mariah's wedding in rural Indiana. It is a massive lens and a good chunk of change and I wondered if I had lost my mind buying it in the middle of what has been a horrible year for most photographers. But I have around thirty weddings booked for 2021 and I'm looking forward to taking this bad boy out in the field every weekend!
For photographers like me who have severe back and shoulder pain due to a decade of being an idiot about weight distribution: this lens is monster-sized. Not to the level of the Nikon 200mm f/2.0, but still pretty heavy and unwieldy. I highly recommend stretching and physical therapy twice a day to combat any damage this does on your muscles. Don't be like me. Don't ignore back and neck problems before they interfere with your everyday life..
Overall I would highly recommend this lens if you need an aperture longer than 105mm, but a shallower depth of field than you can get with the 70-200mm or the 70-180mm. I am in love with this lens, I just wish it were smaller and lighter - but I guess that is one of the few drawbacks of this lens. I have found that for couples' portraits, engagement sessions and fine art child portraiture, this lens is a must-have if you can afford it and if your muscles can stand holding it up for hours.