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
Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon EF goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
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
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Reasons to consider the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon EF

Shorter 65 mm vs 113 mm
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More than 40% shorter
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 $1,045.00 vs $1,516.59
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The best price we've seen is $472 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Slightly better wide angle 85 mm vs 100 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon EF

similarities

Compared to digital camera 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 digital camera 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

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

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Canon EF

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Canon EF

Low light lens

$288

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Length Slightly longer
Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,995

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Much more expensive
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Canon EF

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Canon EF

Low light lens

$772

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Diameter Larger diameter

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

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$839 - $849

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro Sony Alpha

Portrait lens

$639

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Tilt-shift lens

$1,399

Tilt-shift Tilt-shift lens
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture

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