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differences

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

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
Better wide angle 100 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
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
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
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.

Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef:100 mm
135mm f/1.8 *:135 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,089

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
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
Magnification Has worse macro
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Sony-alpha

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Sony-alpha

Macro lens

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
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification Has worse macro

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$609

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
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
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Tilt-shift lens

$1,399

Tilt-shift Tilt-shift lens
Length Slightly shorter
Magnification Less magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm f/2 ZE Macro Canon-ef

Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm f/2 ZE Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

Min focal length Better wide angle
Length Slightly shorter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Pentax-k

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

Sports lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

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

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