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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
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

Better telephoto 135 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 60% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more magnification 1:5.3 (0.2x) vs 1:9.1 (0.1x)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 70% larger in your photo
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM:f/1.4
EF 135mm f/2L USM:f/2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x

Compared to sports lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM:0.7 kg
EF 135mm f/2L USM:0.8 kg
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM:$969.00
EF 135mm f/2L USM:$1,049.00
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Magnification Poor magnification Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM:1:9.1 (0.1x)
EF 135mm f/2L USM:1:5.3 (0.2x)

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,149

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$779 - $780

Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$949

Magnification Has better macro
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,549

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Low light lens

$499

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$2,099

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,549 - $1,599

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM.

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Low light lens

$1,479

Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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