Quiz: Sony 135mm GM or Sigma 135mm ART?

How much difference is there really between the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART lens and the Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master? If you haven’t already seen the full video and comparison, start there. Do you think that you can see the difference in the fine details? Do you think you can see it in the overall rendering, bokeh, or color? You might get a better idea by taking the quiz below, where I compare the two lenses, and also slip in shots from a few other Sigma, Sony, and Canon lenses.

You’ll get 10 random questions out of a pool, so take it again to get a different look. For each question, click on the images to enlarge them. Remember, nobody cares if you pass this quiz; the point is to learn something along the way. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.


Take the Quiz: Sony or Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Lens


This was shot at f/1.8.
1 out of 10


This guy was working security at the back door of the Showbox SoDo. I asked to take his picture, and he said it was fine, but he wouldn't look my direction. This was as close as I got to catching his face.

Sigma or Sony or other lens?

2 out of 10


I photographed this model with at least three different lenses, including the Sony 135mm f/1.8 GM. Which one was this?

3 out of 10



A close up. This was shot wide open, and hand held, and if you look closely, you can see my reflection in the eye.

Sigma or Sony?

4 out of 10


This image was shot at 1/640th sec at f/1.8.

Was it shot with the Sigma or Sony lens?

5 out of 10



If you've seen the video, this photo should look pretty familiar. But is it like the Sigma or the Sony image in the video?

6 out of 10


I photographed this model with three different lenses, including the Sony 135mm GM. Which one is this?

7 out of 10



I photographed this model with three different lenses. Which ones was this?

8 out of 10





Sony or Sigma?

9 out of 10


What first drew me to this shot was that it appeared that the woman's fingernails matched the stool legs.

This was shot with the lens wide open, 1/800th sec at ISO 400.

So, is this a Sigma or a Sony shot, or something else entirely?

10 out of 10

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