Sony unveils new 135mm F1.8 G Master Prime Lens (SEL135F18GM) in India for ₹1,74,990/-

The SEL135F18GM will incorporate XA (extreme aspherical) and Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and will supposedly focus faster

By Press Release | Published 10 Apr 2019 23:54 IST
Sony unveils new 135mm F1.8 G Master Prime Lens (SEL135F18GM) in India for ₹1,74,990/-
Sony unveils new 135mm F1.8 G Master Prime Lens (SEL135F18GM) in India for ₹1,74,990/-

Sony announced a new large-aperture telephoto prime lens for full-frame E-mount cameras. The SEL135F18GM is a 135mm F1.8 lens under the G Master series and will be selling for ₹1,74,990/- in India from April 15, 2019.

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Sony today announced the launch of its new 135mm F1.8 full-frame, large-aperture telephoto prime lens (model SEL135F18GM). This lens would be a new addition to Sony’s acclaimed G Master™ series of full-frame E-mount interchangeable lenses.

Narrow depth of field with breathtaking G Master bokeh

Equipped with Sony’s most advanced optical technologies, the new lens is built to meet the extremely high standards of Sony’s G Master series. The newly launched FE 135mm F1.8 GM is designed to offer exceptionally high resolution and exquisite bokeh, combination of two qualities that are signature attributes of Sony’s flagship G Master brand.  This E-mount interchangeable lens combines rapid autofocus (AF) acquisition with a lightweight, portable design and a variety of professional functions, making it a versatile. It can be used as a high-performance tool for professional portrait photographers, wedding photographers, sports photographers and a wide variety of imaging enthusiasts.    

Sony’s commitment to growing our lens line-up remains stronger than ever,” said Hiroyuki Tokuno, Head of Digital Imaging Division, Sony India.  “Our 31st native full-frame mirrorless lens, the highly anticipated 135mm prime brings the acclaimed G Master quality to another popular focal length for both professionals and enthusiasts to enjoy. This brings the total number of Sony’s native Alpha™ E-mount lenses to 49. We will continue to drive market-leading innovation in all aspects of our imaging business, giving our customers the opportunity to capture and create like they never have before.”

Eliminates any common telephoto lens aberrations with XA (extreme aspherical) and Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements

With innovation and optical designing, the FE 135mm F1.8 GM offers high resolution across the entire frame. The lens places XA (extreme aspherical) and Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements in the front group and eliminates any common telephoto lens aberrations. Enhancing the clarity of images, the lens comes with Sony’s unique Nano AR Coating that reduces any flare and ghosting that can occur during backlit portraits shoots. Also, the Super ED element accompanies with one ED glass element, are strategically positioned to compensate for axial chromatic aberration, minimize colour fringing and maximize overall resolution, ensuring outstanding image quality. 
Built with Sony’s latest bokeh simulation technologies, the new telephoto prime lens utilises its XA element, refined with during the design and manufacturing stages, to control spherical aberration and achieve exquisite bokeh. Additionally, an 11-bladed circular aperture mechanism contributes towards achieving extremely natural and beautiful background defocus. The exciting new model also features dual-autofocus groups in a floating focus arrangement for improved close-up capability, allowing a minimum focus distance of just 0.7 metres and a maximum magnification of 0.25x.  

Sony’s proprietary XD linear motors achieve fast, precise, quiet AF

The FE 135mm F1.8 GM is built with a total of four of Sony’s proprietary XD linear motors that helps photographers achieve high quality and performance shoots during fast-moving portrait or sports subjects. The lens has been equipped to achieve rapid, reliable and speedy AF tracking and performance. It is packaged as a compact, lightweight body weighing in at 950g and designed with a control algorithm that maximises control response and functions quietly, with low-vibration AF.

Lightweight and portable design

The FE 135mm F1.8 GM includes several professional controls that enhance ease of operation for both stills and movie shooting. These include an aperture ring that allows direct, intuitive aperture control and a focus ring that features Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus control. There is also a focus range limiter switch, two customizable focus hold buttons, and a focus-mode switch that makes it possible to quickly select auto or manual focus to match changing shooting conditions.


FE 135mm F1.8 GM

Focus length (mm)


35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm)


Maximum Aperture (F)


Lens groups/elements


Aperture blades


Aspheric lens

XA lens: 1

Extra-low dispersion glass

Super ED glass: 1

ED glass: 1

Focus actuator

XD Linear Motor x 4

Minimum focus distance (m)


Maximum magnification ratio (x)


Dimensions (mm)

89.5 x 127 (3-5/8 x 5inch)

Weight (g)

950 (33.6 oz.)

Sony Alpha A9 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹334990
Release Date: 17 Dec 2018
Variant: None
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

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