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 $1,542.79
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The best price we've seen is $460 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

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

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Low light lens

$1,949

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

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

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
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 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$999

Auto focus Has autofocus
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
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

$849

Magnification Has better macro
Auto focus Has autofocus
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
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

Magnification Has better macro
Auto focus Has autofocus
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a narrower aperture

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Canon-ef

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Canon-ef

Sports lens

$1,700 - $1,822

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Weight Slightly heavier

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sony-e-full-frame

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sony-e-full-frame

Low light lens

$1,199

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
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

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