Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens Compared to the Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM LensZeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M Lens
  Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M Lens
Year Introduced20192015
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups13/109/8
Angle of View: Diagonal18°25°
Angle of View: Horizontal21°
Angle of View: Vertical14°
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.8-22 f/2-22
Number of Aperture Blades 11 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 33.5 oz  (950g) 29.8 oz  (843g)
Actual Weight 33.5 oz  (950g) 25.9 oz  (735g)
Lens Hood Weight 2.8 oz  (80g) 2.8 oz  (80g)
In-Use Weight 36.4 oz  (1030g) 28.8 oz  (815g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.52 x 5”  (89.5 x 127mm) 3.17 x 4.09”  (80.5 x 104mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.52 x 5.21”  (89 x 132.3mm) 3.17 x 4.11”  (80.5 x 104.3mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 5.21”  (132.3mm) 6.16”  (156.5mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N N / Y
Focus Extension Length 1.13”  (28.7mm)
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.17 x 2.61”  (105.9 x 66.4mm) 3.41 x 2.29”  (86.6 x 58.1mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 7.58 - 7.58”  (192.5 - 192.5mm) 6.05 - 8.11”  (153.6 - 206.1mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 1.19”  (30.1mm) 2.71”  (68.8mm)
Filter Size 82mm  UV ► CP ► 67mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
AF Motor Type XD Linear Motor
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 80° 345°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
2.30' (0.7m) - 6.56' (2m)
4.92' (1.5m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Engraved
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 27.56”  (700mm) 17.32”  (440mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 26.85”  (682mm) 17.24”  (438mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.25x 0.50x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N /
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH156 Buy ► Y /
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? Y / N /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 135mm = 14.95mm 100mm = 11.39'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 135mm = 4555mm 100mm = 3474mm
Review Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M Lens
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