Sony-Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar

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One of the best lenses Zeiss (or anyone else) makes in the telephoto range. It’s amazingly sharp, can focus as closely as 3 feet, and, with internally focusing ED glass, it provides superbly quick focus with no chromatic aberration. And at f/1.8, it’s the fastest lens made in this range, by anyone. A remarkable lens.

Please Note. This is not compatible with a teleconverter.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

One of the reasons we decided to carry the Alpha system was the chance to use the marvelous Zeiss lenses made for the Alpha system. This may actually be the best of all the Zeiss glass, and certainly at 135mm and f/1.8. It’s also a pretty large lens, weighing almost 2.5 pounds. And it’s absolutely spectacular: The depth of field is as narrow as you could want, the out of focus areas are buttery smooth, and it’s sharp even wide open.

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
2.2 lb (without tripod collar)
SAL-135 18Z
Minimum Focusing Distance
2.5 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
18 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Auto Clutch, Focus Hold button
Aperture Blades
9, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Sony Alpha

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $11.00 $74.00 $85.00 $28.33
4 days $12.00 $80.00 $92.00 $23.00
7 days $16.00 $106.00 $122.00 $17.43
10 days $22.00 $143.00 $165.00 $16.50
14 days $28.00 $186.00 $214.00 $15.29
21 days $38.00 $249.00 $287.00 $13.67
30 days $47.00 $313.00 $360.00 $12.00
45 days $62.00 $408.00 $470.00 $10.44
60 days $72.00 $477.00 $549.00 $9.15
90 days $93.00 $615.00 $708.00 $7.87
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $74.00 $24.67
4 days $80.00 $20.00
7 days $106.00 $15.14
10 days $143.00 $14.30
14 days $186.00 $13.29
21 days $249.00 $11.86
30 days $313.00 $10.43
45 days $408.00 $9.07
60 days $477.00 $7.95
90 days $615.00 $6.83

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