In this review, we will be comparing Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 and Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM, two Telephoto Prime lenses from Zeiss and Sony. Both lenses have the same focal range of 85mm but different max apertures: Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 has a max aperture of F2.4 while the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM has a max aperture of F1.4.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 and Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 and the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4
||Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM is the longer of the two lenses at 108mm. The Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 with a length of 95mm is 13mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM also has a larger diameter of 90mm compared to Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4's 63mm 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 Loxia 85mm F2.4 weighs 594g, which means it is 226g (27%) lighter than the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM which has a weight of 820g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 and Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM 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.