differences

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

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
More magnification 1:2 (0.5) vs 1:10 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 5x larger in your photo
Slightly better telephoto 100 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 20% more reach, less perspective distortion
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 Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef

Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2
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At its widest, the 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef captures much more light (1 f-stop)
Slightly cheaper $1,079.00 vs $1,529.95
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The best price we've seen is $451 cheaper (around 30% less)
Slightly better wide angle 85 mm vs 100 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef Learn more about
the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-eff/2
85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-eff/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Focus yourself
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
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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

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$999

Auto focus Has autofocus
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$899

Magnification Has better macro
Auto focus Has autofocus
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,516

Auto focus Has autofocus
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Leica Summarit 90mm f/2.5

Leica Summarit 90mm f/2.5

Low light lens

$1,705

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Sports lens

$899

Auto focus Has autofocus

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon-ef

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$379

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$749

Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Macro lens

$1,399

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Canon-ef

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Canon-ef

Low light lens

$269

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$1,999

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price More expensive
Weight Slightly heavier
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Canon-ef

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Canon-ef

Low light lens

$969

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,449

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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