The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Venus 105mm F2 and the Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 is the longer of the two lenses at 139mm. The Venus 105mm F2 with a length of 99mm is 40mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 also has a larger diameter of 108mm compared to Venus 105mm F2's 76mm 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. Venus 105mm F2 weighs 745g, which means it is 365g (32%) lighter than the Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 which has a weight of 1110g.
Both Venus 105mm F2 and Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Venus 105mm F2 is also available in Sony E , Canon EF, Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF2 mounts.
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF mounts.
Venus 105mm F2 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 105mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 157.5mm.
Schneider PC-TS 4.5/90 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 90mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 135mm.