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differences

Reasons to consider the Zeiss T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef

Slightly better wide angle 100 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly more magnification 1:2 (0.5x) vs 1:4 (0.2x)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Slightly lighter 0.7 kg vs 1 kg
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More than 30% lighter
Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef Learn more about
the Zeiss T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef

Reasons to consider the Sony 135mm f/1.8 *

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Slightly better telephoto 135 mm vs 100 mm
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Around 40% more reach, less perspective distortion
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 *

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef:f/2
135mm f/1.8 *:f/1.8
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 low light lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,089

Wide maximum Has a higher 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
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Nikon-f

Sports lens

$1,499

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a narrower aperture

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Macro lens

$1,049 - $1,054

Magnification More magnification
Lowest price Cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$1,049

Auto focus Auto focus
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef

Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef

Low light lens

$1,283

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Macro lens

$1,579

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Length Longer
Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Macro lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Length Longer

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

$898

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
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 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
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,149

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Wide maximum Wider aperture
Aperture Slightly narrower 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

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