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 Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The 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 Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 with a length of 41mm, is 40mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro also has a larger diameter of 53mm compared to the Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4's 52mm diameter.
The 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. Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 weighs 240g, 16% (49g) lighter than the Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro's weight of 289g.
Both the Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro and the Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 has the same Leica M lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica M lenses are Leica M11, Leica M10 and Leica M Typ 262.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is also available in Sony E , Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L mounts.
Laowa 85mm f5.6 2x Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 85mm. Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 90mm.