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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
Slightly cheaper $1,121.68 vs $1,609.27
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The best price we've seen is $488 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-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

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
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
Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,745

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

$799 - $800

Auto focus Has autofocus
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Nikon-f

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

Sports lens

$1,699

Max focal length Has a slightly shorter telephoto lens
Auto focus Has autofocus
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Canon-ef

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Canon-ef

Low light lens

$269

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,599

Auto focus Has autofocus

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,049

Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Magnification Less magnification
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$949

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Low light lens

$899 - $1,079

Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Magnification Less magnification
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Macro lens

$1,499

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Macro lens

$1,899

Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1

Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Nikon-f

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Nikon-f

Low light lens

$1,122 - $1,283

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

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Canon-ef

Low light lens

$399

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

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