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

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
Shorter 86 mm vs 115 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Cheaper $1,283.00 vs $1,797.00
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The best price we've seen is $514 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-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
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.

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

Auto focus Has autofocus
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Magnification Has worse macro
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$2,199

Auto focus Has autofocus
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Magnification Has worse macro
Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Auto focus Has autofocus
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
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 *

Sports lens

$1,798

Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Magnification Less magnification
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
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

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Low light lens

$894

Auto focus Auto focus
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Canon-ef

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Canon-ef

Low light lens

$261

Lowest price Cheaper
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus

Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus

Sports lens

$750

Auto focus Auto focus
Wide maximum Much narrower aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Low light lens

$969

Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Slightly cheaper

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