The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Zeiss Milvus 35mm F1.4 and the Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM 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 35mm F1.4 is the longer of the two lenses at 126mm. The Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM with a length of 106mm is 20mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Zeiss Milvus 35mm F1.4 also has a larger diameter of 85mm compared to Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM's 80mm 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 EF 35mm F1.4L II USM weighs 760g, 35% (414g) lighter than the Zeiss Milvus 35mm F1.4's weight of 1174g.
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 35mm F1.4 and Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM 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 35mm F1.4 is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm and the fastest aperture of F1.4.