Canon - EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Lens - Black

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Lens: Take beautifully detailed pictures of distant subjects with this telephoto macro lens. The long focal length combined with the 1:1 magnification lets you zoom in on that faraway exotic flower or gorgeous butterfly, so it appears close enough to touch.

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An amazing Macro but a bit slow to focus4 Posted by: from: Wilmington on My beloved has been wanting to take macro pictures for some time. Having an excellent prime that is also a telephoto gives one much more flexibility while mastering all the other details entailed in macro photography. One is far less likely to spook that skittish dragonfly or illusive butterfly.

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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It does what I expected5 Posted by: from: on this is a very good len and very happy to get this as I can now get better photos of small creators than I could before and the photos are very sharp

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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Great lense4 Posted by: from: VA on Bought this recently and took real close ups of flowers, my macro pictures came out really good. I am very happy with the results. Its heavy and hard to focus, need to have lot patience to use this. You can use it for regular shots but need to have lot of space in front of the object, and any slight movement will create big blur. You have to have tripod to use this. I bought this because I want to focus on macro photography. If you are not in to macro photography this is not for you. You can see more pictures at http://digitalpicturestadanki.blogspot.com/

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

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Canon's Best Macro Lens5 Posted by: from: on I spend most of my time as a photographer taking macro photographs of flowers and other small things in nature. I chose this lens over Canon's 50mm macro and 100mm macro for two reasons: (1) it is constructed with higher quality UD glass, so it has great color and contrast, and it's incredibly sharp at all f/stops, and (2) at 180mm, it allows you to stay farther away from your subjects and still focus to 1:1. This makes it easier take photographs without disturbing your subjects and it allows you to have a smaller, more blurry area in the background so that the background doesn't compete with the subject for attention. The lens also comes with a tripod color, which allows you conveniently change from vertical to horizontal, and it adds stability with your lens better balanced on your tripod. The lens has an ultrasonic motor, so it's fast and quiet when focusing, though I highly recommend setting the focus limiter 1.5m-infinity when not shooting macro photography. It will speed up the time it takes for the lens to focus. The only drawback I can find with the lens is that it is constructed with only an 8 blade aperture diaphram. Theoretically, with a higher number of blades, it would allow more natural blurs, but I can say I've never noticed a problem in my photographs.

22 out of 22 found this review helpful.

    What's Included

    • Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Lens
    • Owner's manual

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    Product Features

    Compatible with select Canon EOS cameras

    For use with your existing camera. Compatible with EF Extender 1.4x and 2x (manual focus only with Extender 2x).

    Micro USM lens with 1:1 life-size magnification

    Ideal for detailed close-ups of flowers, insects and portraits.

    180mm focal length for small subjects

    Helps you capture the optimal shot from a distance. Good for wildlife or subjects where additional working distance is required.

    f/3.5 maximum aperture

    Creates sharp, detailed images with shallow depth of field and softly blurred background. Performs best in moderate-to-bright light settings or outdoors on overcast days.

    3 UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element for superior image quality

    Effectively corrects chromatic aberration, like blurriness and color fringing, for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range.

    1.5' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 72mm filters

    Accessories included

    Comes with lens case, lens hood, neck strap 7 without shoulder pad.

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