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The Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM is a telephoto macro lens.

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Lens is highly versatile - suitable for both super-fine telephoto and 1.0x macro applications

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Picture quality is exceptionally high - colours are sharp and vivid with smooth, balanced contrast levels

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Ultrasonic motor provides fast, quiet focusing - ideal for nature and wildlife photography where users must remain surreptitious

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AF limiter switch drastically reduces focus times - can be easily tailored to a given subject for customized control

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Fairly lightweight considering the size - suitable for extensive shooting sessions, even those that require careful hand balance

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Lens hood is very small - many users report difficulty glow/glare problems when shooting backlit objects, requiring makeshift workarounds

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Not suitable for most common photography applications - specialized feature set is not compatible with landscape, event or low-light environments

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The Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM is a telephoto macro lens. This operates in a similar fashion to the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, but lacks the image stabilization system. Instead, a unique 180 mm focal length allows close-ups to be taken from farther away, ensuring that the subject is not disturbed. An internal floating system preserves image quality throughout the focus range, maximizing optical performance from 1x through to infinity. The inner focusing system is controlled by fast and silent USM, and a full time manual focus allows quick selection of a subject when more than one possible target is in frame. This lens is compatible with both the EF Extender 1.4x and 2x, although the USM will not work with Extender 2x.

  • 1x macro telephoto lens
  • Focusing distance range 1.57 ft to infinity
  • 3 UD glass elements
  • Floating construction
  • Focal Length: 180mm
  • Maximum Aperture: 1:3.5
  • Lens Construction: 14 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 13 deg
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM, full time manual focus
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.48 m / 1.6 ft
  • Filter Size: 72mm
  • Max Diameter x Length: 3.2 in x 7.3 in, 82.5 x 186.6 mm
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs, 1090 g
  • Compatible with EF Extender 1.4x and 2x. (manual focus only with Extender 2x)
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