The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4 and the Nikon PC-E Micro-85mm f2.8D 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 Otus 85mm F1.4 is the longer of the two lenses at 138mm. The Nikon PC-E Micro-85mm f2.8D with a length of 107mm is 31mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4 also has a larger diameter of 101mm compared to Nikon PC-E Micro-85mm f2.8D's 83mm 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. Nikon PC-E Micro-85mm f2.8D weighs 650g, 42% (490g) lighter than the Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4's weight of 1140g.
Both Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4 and Nikon PC-E Micro-85mm f2.8D has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4 is also available in Canon EF mount.