Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro Planar for Canon

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The Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar has for many years been considered the sharpest prime lens made and is now available in Canon mount. Ridiculously expensive, and worth it, the 100mm is frequently used as a long landscape, portrait, and Macro lens. In case you aren’t aware, this is a manual focus only lens, but will adjust exposure and white balance automatically if you wish.

Sale of Zeiss ZE lenses: We are a registered Zeiss dealer and sell new in box, fully warrantied Zeiss ZE lenses and now stock for immediate delivery in our For Sale section. If the lens is listed, a new in box copy of the lens is in stock for immediate shipment. If it is not listed, it is backordered, although we still have rental copies available.

Zeiss Try and Buy: We offer a new service with ZE lenses only. First, rent any ZE lens for 4 days. Then if you decide you want to buy it, we will apply your 4 day rental fee to the purchase of a brand new copy at our listed price. (Note: this is not your used rental copy. You will be buying a new lens.)

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Unlike the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro, this lens has no IS, and no autofocus. So why bother? Because the ZE 100mm is two steps beyond spectacular.

I’ll be honest, I’m not the best photographer at using manual focus. So, I blow it with this lens sometimes, but when I hit it right, the results are just spectacular not only as a macro lens, but as a long portrait, or even a short telephoto lens.

Filter Size
67mm (nonrotating front element)
1.5 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.5 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
25 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual, floating element
Aperture Blades
9 curved, circular shape
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame
Macro, Video
  • Hood
  • Zeiss Front and Rear Caps

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $57.00 $63.00 $21.00
4 days $6.00 $62.00 $68.00 $17.00
7 days $8.00 $82.00 $90.00 $12.86
10 days $11.00 $111.00 $122.00 $12.20
14 days $14.00 $144.00 $158.00 $11.29
21 days $19.00 $193.00 $212.00 $10.10
30 days $24.00 $242.00 $266.00 $8.87
45 days $31.00 $316.00 $347.00 $7.71
60 days $36.00 $369.00 $405.00 $6.75
90 days $46.00 $476.00 $522.00 $5.80
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $57.00 $19.00
4 days $62.00 $15.50
7 days $82.00 $11.71
10 days $111.00 $11.10
14 days $144.00 $10.29
21 days $193.00 $9.19
30 days $242.00 $8.07
45 days $316.00 $7.02
60 days $369.00 $6.15
90 days $476.00 $5.29

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