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 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
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Learn more about
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM$869.00
EF 135mm f/2L USM$972.09
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

$723 - $749

Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,170 - $1,392

Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$849

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Competitors

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Samsung NX

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Samsung NX

Sports lens

$646

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Auto focus Auto focus
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$849

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Pentax SMC  FA 77mm f/1.8

Pentax SMC FA 77mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$850 - $897

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture

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