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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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Focuses quickly and silently
More magnification 1:2 (0.5x) vs 1:10 (0.1x)
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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
Cheaper $1,079.00 vs $1,743.00
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The best price we've seen is $664 cheaper (around 40% 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-ef:f/2
85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef:f/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
1x

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

$3,745 - $3,995

Auto focus Has autofocus
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$2,099

Auto focus Has autofocus
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$949

Magnification Has better macro
Auto focus Has autofocus
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,049

Auto focus Has autofocus
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Low light lens

$979 - $1,212

Auto focus Has autofocus
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,497

Auto focus Has autofocus

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Sports lens

$729 - $1,099

Auto focus Auto focus
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM

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

Sports lens

$1,699

Auto focus Auto focus
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Tilt-shift lens

$1,399

Tilt-shift Tilt-shift lens
Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Narrower aperture
Magnification Slightly less magnification

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

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

Low light lens

$1,503 - $1,598

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron Power O.I.S.

Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron Power O.I.S.

Low light lens

$1,250 - $1,398

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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