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differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 135mm f/1.8 *

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

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
Slightly cheaper $1,089.00 vs $1,698.00
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The best price we've seen is $609 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
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
135 mm
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
135mm f/1.8 *:$1,698.00
EF 135mm f/2L USM:$1,089.00
Weight Light weight Help
135mm f/1.8 *:1 kg
EF 135mm f/2L USM:0.7 kg

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

$1,299

Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
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
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Sports lens

$849

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Low light lens

$998 - $999

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZF.2 Nikon-f

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZF.2 Nikon-f

Sports lens

$2,122

Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 APO G SSM

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 APO G SSM

Sports lens

$2,864

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Length Longer
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

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

Low light lens

$1,598 - $1,698

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

Zeiss 85mm f/2 ZM Leica-m

Low light lens

Weight Lighter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Auto focus Auto focus
Wide maximum Wider aperture

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

$1,049

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

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Length Shorter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Sports lens

$2,000

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Length Longer
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Low light lens

$499

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

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