The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 and the Canon 28mm f2.8 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 Canon 28mm f2.8 with a length of 43mm is 80mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 also has a larger diameter of 95mm compared to Canon 28mm f2.8's 67mm 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. Canon 28mm f2.8 weighs 185g, 84% (1040g) lighter than the Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4's weight of 1225g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 and Canon 28mm f2.8 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.
Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.
Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 25mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 40mm.
Canon 28mm f2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 28mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 44.8mm.