differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2
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At its widest, the 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM captures much more light (1 f-stop)
Better wide angle 85 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Shorter 86 mm vs 112 mm
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More than 20% shorter
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the EF 135mm f/2L USM goes 2 f-stops narrower
Better telephoto 135 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 60% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly smaller diameter 81 mm vs 86 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly more magnification 1:5.3 (0.2) vs 1:9.1 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 70% larger in your photo
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSMf/1.4
EF 135mm f/2L USMf/2
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.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM0.7 kg
EF 135mm f/2L USM0.8 kg
Length Short Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM86 mm
EF 135mm f/2L USM112 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM86 mm
EF 135mm f/2L USM81 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Competitors

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$749

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Low light lens

Min focal length Better wide angle
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,299

Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Competitors

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Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD

Low light lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Slightly lighter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,699

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
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Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Samsung NX

Sports lens

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Auto focus Auto focus

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