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Keywords: Canon EF Tele Prime Macro 35mm L USM


Panurus

Registered: October 2010
Posts: 2
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM review by Panurus
Review Date: 10/19/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,500.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: IQ on 5DII and 1DsIII
Cons: IQ on 7D + extender EF1.4XII

The CA must be corrected when use with the 7D but it's not difficult with DPP.
Akeyzerr

Registered: May 2008
Posts: 3
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM review by Akeyzerr
Review Date: 10/4/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,230.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: IQ, IQ, IQ, Tripod Collar, Focal Lenght, Bokeh
Cons: No IS, AF*

Just GREAT lens. Great! Color rendition is awsome. Bokeh is smooth and silky. It's built like a tank.
On Canon 5D the focus tends to hunt IF the limiter is off. On Canon 1D Mk III this is not such a problem.


Would be great if this one had an IS built-in.
lextalionis

Registered: October 2007
Posts: 82
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM review by lextalionis
Review Date: 3/16/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,250.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, good color, great for longer reach macro, and built like a tank!
Cons: Cost and weight.

Built better than the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro USM, every bit as good as the 100mm macro. Very sharp and good colors. This lens is a tank, but you will get more reach from it. Great lens, no issues here!


Sample Photos Shot with a Canon 30D


-Lex
mebailey

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 21
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM review by mebailey
Review Date: 12/14/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,239.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, built like a tank, great working distance
Cons: Little heavy, slow focusing

This is the only macro I have ever used so cant compare to others. Iam very pleased with the lens. I shoot small creatures like bugs and frogs. The working distance is great as is the sharpness.
I also use it as a long portrait tele on my 5D. In this role the focusing is alittle slow but still seems faster than the 85L. The 3.5 aperature is also a limiting factor in this role.
twereliu

Registered: December 2005
Posts: 5
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM review by twereliu
Review Date: 12/30/2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Good standoff, 1:1, useable with extention and 1.4x and 2x
Cons: Very heavy, Slow to focus

For field work I would use a TS lens or maybe the 100 which is also great.


But for studio or out the tailgate this lens is just awesome.


Very good macro, a little less DOF would be appreciated but that can be done with TUBES, though then the working range is very limited.


Also works with the 1.4x and 2x which gives you good results and interesting effects.


This or the 100 with a ring flash does awesome butterfly stuff.


Both are great for flowers but I prefer the 180 for single subject and wide anlge with 12mm tube for multi subject shots.


If they made this a 2.8 and updated the focus speed it would be legendary (in my opinion) though the 100 is the same or better and lighter and cheaper.


Canon does good macro...


 






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