The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 and the Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar 4/85 ZM 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. Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar 4/85 ZM is the longer of the two lenses at 95mm. The Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 with a length of 41mm, is 54mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar 4/85 ZM also has a larger diameter of 54mm 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, which means it is 70g (22%) lighter than the Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar 4/85 ZM which has a weight of 310g.
Both the Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 and the Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar 4/85 ZM 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.
Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 90mm. Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar 4/85 ZM is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 85mm.