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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

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 more magnification 1:5.3 (0.2x) vs 1:8.6 (0.1x)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 60% 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
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM:Sigma HSM
EF 135mm f/2L USM:Canon USM
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
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to sports lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM:$969.00
EF 135mm f/2L USM:$1,089.00
Magnification Poor magnification Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM:1:8.6 (0.1x)
EF 135mm f/2L USM:1:5.3 (0.2x)

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$609

Magnification Has better macro
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$2,199

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Macro lens

Magnification Has better macro
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Low light lens

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,619

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$497

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$446

Lowest price Cheaper
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Leica Summicron 75mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 75mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,599

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,529

Lowest price More expensive

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$819

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle

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