The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and the Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 is the longer of the two lenses at 123mm. The Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro with a length of 65mm is 58mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 also has a larger diameter of 95mm compared to Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro's 82mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
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 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro weighs 400g, which means it is 825g (67%) lighter than the Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 which has a weight of 1225g.
Both Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 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.
Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro is also available in Nikon F (DX) , Pentax KAF2 and Sony E mounts.
Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.