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I just recently bought the MP 2/100 and having owned the 85LII, 135L, Sony CZ 85, Sony CZ 135, and Nikkor 85G, I find the MP 2/100 to have the best "3D" separation between focus and out of focus. The quality of bokeh is outstanding, not the liquefying effect of the 85L but more textured and smooth.
The resolving detail and sharpness ranks up there with the Sony CZ 135.
The default rendering is cooler then Canon L optics but if you shoot RAW you can easily match L color while retaining the Zeiss micro contrast. The default CZ "look" is starting to grow on me though as it's a more realistic rendition of color with IMO a greater color depth.
As for "too much sharpness" for portraiture, I find that easily resolved with just a little post processing on the skin.
I find the lens much more versatile in terms of IQ then the 85L for work beyond portraiture but less convenient due to lack of AF and weather sealing.