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 $1,083.00 vs $1,529.95
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The best price we've seen is $447 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

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
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
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$999

Auto focus Has autofocus
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,369 - $1,392

Auto focus Has autofocus
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
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
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,697

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

$348

Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
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
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

$800

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Aperture Narrower aperture

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
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Macro

Sony 100mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Macro

Macro lens

$748

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Leica Summicron 75mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 75mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,340

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price More expensive
Aperture Narrower aperture

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