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
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Learn more about
the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

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 cheaper $900.99 vs $1,199.00
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The best price we've seen is $298 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

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

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$673 - $749

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$749 - $799

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

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

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Competitors

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$1,670 - $1,899

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$477

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$949

Min focal length Better wide angle
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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