The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro and the Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 81mm. The Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 with a length of 78mm is 3mm shorter. On the other hand, the Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 has a larger diameter of 105mm compared to Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro's 53mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro weighs 291g, which means it is 184g (38%) lighter than the Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 which has a weight of 475g.
Both Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro and Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is also available in Leica M , Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L mounts.