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differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 135mm f/1.8 *

Slightly more magnification 1:4 (0.2x) vs 1:5.3 (0.2x)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 30% larger in your photo
Slightly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest, the 135mm f/1.8 * captures marginally more light, 0.3 f-stops
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 * Learn more about
the Sony 135mm f/1.8 *

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Has a silent focus motor Canon USM vs None
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Focuses quickly and silently
Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 135mm f/2L USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Cheaper $1,089.00 vs $1,798.00
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The best price we've seen is $709 cheaper (around 40% less)
Slightly lighter 0.7 kg vs 1 kg
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More than 20% lighter
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
135mm f/1.8 *:f/1.8
EF 135mm f/2L USM:f/2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
135 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to sports lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Length Short Help
135mm f/1.8 *:115 mm
EF 135mm f/2L USM:112 mm
Weight Light weight Help
135mm f/1.8 *:1 kg
EF 135mm f/2L USM:0.7 kg
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
135mm f/1.8 *:$1,798.00
EF 135mm f/2L USM:$1,089.00

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$2,199

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 * Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Low light lens

$1,698

Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Magnification Less magnification
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Low light lens

$898

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Zeiss 85mm f/2 ZM Leica-m

Zeiss 85mm f/2 ZM Leica-m

Low light lens

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Auto focus Auto focus
Wide maximum Wider aperture
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$665

Magnification Much more magnification
Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Sports lens

$896

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Magnification Less magnification
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$609

Magnification Much more magnification
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Min focal length Better wide angle
Length Shorter
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Macro lens

Magnification Much more magnification
Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Low light lens

Length Shorter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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