differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Significantly wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM captures much more light (2 f-stops)
Better wide angle 35 mm vs 100 mm
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2.9x better wide angle
Shorter 86 mm vs 123 mm
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More than 30% shorter
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Significantly more magnification 1:1 (1) vs 1:5.6 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 5.5x larger in your photo
Cheaper $709.00 vs $1,599.00
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The best price we've seen is $890 cheaper (2.3x less)
Better telephoto 100 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 3x more reach, less perspective distortion
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Competitors

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

$100 - $1,099

Zoom range More zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$749

Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Competitors

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Low light lens

$398 - $423

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Low light lens

$1,340 - $1,549

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$1,500 - $1,899

Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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