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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

$1,149

Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$1,049

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

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sports lens

$969

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Sports lens

$896 - $899

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens

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

$1,598

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Magnification Slightly less magnification
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

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

Low light lens

$898 - $1,098

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 APO G SSM

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 APO G SSM

Sports lens

$2,921

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Length Longer
Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,995

Weight Lighter
Length Shorter
Lowest price More expensive
Wide maximum Wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,599

Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Magnification Slightly less magnification

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 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 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Low light lens

$449 - $499

Length Shorter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Wide angle lens

$1,750

Min focal length Better wide angle
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture

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