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Canon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- 180mm macro lens with f/3.5 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
- 3 UD glass elements and internal floating system combine to minimize aberrations
- Advanced ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for high-speed, quiet autofocusing
- Focusing distance range of 1.57 feet to infinity; supports EF Extender 1.4x and 2x
- Measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 7.3 inches long; weighs 2.4 pounds; 1-year warranty
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||manual_only||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 7.36 x 3.27 in||3.07 x 4.84 x 3.07 in||3.19 x 3.86 x 3.19 in||3.07 x 5 x 3.07 in||2.13 x 2.99 x 2.13 in||2.87 x 2.76 x 2.87 in|
|Item Weight||2.4 lbs||1.38 lbs||1.57 lbs||2.5 lbs||1.32 lbs||0.74 lb|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||180||100||65 millimeters||105 millimeters||100 millimeters||60 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||3.5 millimeters||100||65 millimeters||105 millimeters||100 millimeters||60 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 millimeters||67 millimeters||58 millimeters||62 millimeters||58 millimeters||52 millimeters|
180mm macro lens with f/3.5 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras 3 UD glass elements and internal floating system combine to minimize aberrations Advanced ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for high-speed, quiet autofocusing Focusing distance range of 1.57 feet to infinity; supports EF Extender 1.4x and 2x Measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 7.3 inches long; weighs 2.4 pounds; 1-year warranty
From the Manufacturer
Bring small things into full-sized view with the Canon EF 180mm macro USM lens. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, and this lens is no exception. The 180mm lens offers such features as three UD glass elements and an internal floating system, which combine to minimize aberrations caused by changes in the focusing distance; an advanced ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for high-speed, quiet autofocusing; full-time mechanical manual focusing; and a focusing distance range of 1.57 feet to infinity. Compatible with the EF Extender 1.4x and 2x, the lens carries a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 180mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:3.5
- Lens construction: 14 elements in 12 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 13 degrees (at 30 feet)
- Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 1.6 feet
- Filter size: 72mm
- Dimensions: 3.2 inches in diameter, 7.3 inches long
- Weight: 2.4 pounds
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Optically the lens is excellent in every way. The 'slow' focus is a function of the huge focal range of the lens, typically manual focus is used for macro photography - for general photography the focus limiter can be used to improve focus time. Construction quality is excellent - although the included lens hood is a rather cheap plastic design, however it functions fine.
I use this lens on a tripod almost all the time - with Macro work you are normally are working a smaller apertures (f8-f16), so relatively slow shutter speeds are the norm - the tripod ring makes transitioning from portrait to landscape very easy.
Additionally this quality of this lens allows the use of canons 1.4x teleconverter with minimal loss of quality - significantly increasing the 'reach' of this lens.
This lens is a good general purpose 'short' telephoto - but not suitable for sports or action photography, Canon's EF 70-200 lenses or 200mm f2.8 lens make better alternatives.
Image stabilization is not available for this lens and would make a very useful addition
The Canon 180mm Macro is excellent. It performs well and is a solidly built lens and the results are amazing. It is everything that I have read and performs as advertised. The benefit of this Macro is you can be 1/2 a meter from the subject - which keeps you from frightening any critters you are photographing and gives distance between the lens and subject without shadowing.
In addition the people I purchased this lens from were excellent and the condition of the lens was everything they said. I have been pleasantly surprise with the whole purchase experience.