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 $1,057.62 vs $1,539.89
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The best price we've seen is $482 cheaper (more than 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

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

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

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

Low light lens

$969

Auto focus Has autofocus
Zeiss Distagon 55mm f/1.4 Otus T* Canon-ef

Zeiss Distagon 55mm f/1.4 Otus T* Canon-ef

Low light lens

$3,990

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,392

Auto focus Has autofocus
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
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
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Sports lens

$699

Auto focus Has autofocus
Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1

Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1

Low light lens

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$899

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
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
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

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

Macro lens

$1,099

Auto focus Auto focus
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Low light lens

$1,197

Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Magnification 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

$239

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 Heavier
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,697

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price More expensive
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony-alpha

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony-alpha

Low light lens

$969

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon-f

Low light lens

$499

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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