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 Batis 25mm F2 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 Batis 25mm F2 is the longer of the two lenses at 78mm. The Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro with a length of 65mm is 13mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Zeiss Batis 25mm F2 also has a larger diameter of 92mm compared to Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro's 82mm 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. Zeiss Batis 25mm F2 weighs 335g, 16% (65g) lighter than the Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro's weight of 400g.
Both Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Zeiss Batis 25mm F2 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Venus 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (DX) and Pentax KAF2 mounts.