Help me to choose: EF 135mm f/2 vs Zeiss ZE 135mm f/2

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jodvovauk Forum Member • Posts: 77
Help me to choose: EF 135mm f/2 vs Zeiss ZE 135mm f/2

I would like to buy a telephoto for use on 5D Mark III.

I have two distinct use cases for this lens: portraits and landscape photography.

I owned a couple of EF 135mm before and in general I like it. The only downside it has is rather ugly bokeh when a background is busy. It vignettes a lot on f/2, but sometimes it's nice artistic addition to the photo scene, sometimes it bothers a lot. AF is definitely a plus.

I've never had Zeiss ZE 135mm f/2 before. But I do have ZE 35mm f/1.4 and I love its sharpness and great picture quality. Manual focusing is not a problem for me.

What do you think ? How does Zeiss compare to Canon ?

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