The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and the Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T2/50 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T2/50 is the longer of the two lenses at 88mm. The Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR with a length of 39mm is 49mm shorter. On the other hand, the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR has a larger diameter of 73mm compared to Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T2/50's 72mm 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. Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR weighs 144g, which means it is 386g (72%) lighter than the Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T2/50 which has a weight of 530g.
Both Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T2/50 has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is also available in Fujifilm X , Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T2/50 is also available in Pentax KAF and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 45mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 72mm.
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T2/50 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 80mm.