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Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

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Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
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Initial Price: 
$1580
  • Life size image reproduction (1:1)
  • Compatible with 1.4x and 2.0x  EF tele-converters
  • 2 position distance limiter
  • Super Spectra coating
  • 8 aperture blades
  • Dust and moisture resist
  • Metal mount

 

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
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Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Overview

Description by Canon:

With it's telephoto specification, life-size close-ups can be taken from further away without risk of disturbing the subject. Ideal for wildlife.

  • Canon L-series high performance macro
  • Telephoto focal length
  • Life size image reproduction (1:1)
  • 3 UD lens elements
  • 2 position distance limiter
  • Ring type USM AF motor
  • Supplied tripod collar

High performance macro telephoto with excellent versatility.

Telephoto macro lens
The EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM is a telephoto macro lens which offers a maximum magnification of 1.0x. Life-size close-ups can be taken from further away, and at less risk of disturbing the subject (ideal for insects and other wildlife). The internal floating focusing system minimizes fluctuations in aberrations caused by changes in focusing distance. This ensures the lens is razor sharp from 1.0x to infinity.

L-series quality
Incorporates Canon’s highest standards of precision engineering and optical superiority. The L-series is Canon’s flagship professional lens range, combining outstanding image definition and ultimate performance with all-weather construction to prevent dust and moisture ingress.

Ring USM auto focus with manual override
Canon’s ring USM auto focus system employs ultra-sonic frequency vibrations for fast, accurate and virtually silent operation. Full-time manual focus override, via a large ring that does not move during auto focus, allows photographers to fine-tune focusing instantly.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings help ensure accurate colour balance and high contrast, while suppressing flare and ghosting by absorbing stray light that might be reflected off internal lens elements and image sensor.

 

Reviews

"The optical design of the lens is made of 14 elements in 12 groups including three UD elements. Typical for all true macro lenses it features a floating system for better close-focus correction. The min. focus distance is 0.48m resulting in a max. object magnification of 1:1. The aperture mechanism features 8

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 18:07

"Canon's macro lenses are all very sharp - and the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens is no exception. The 180 L is sharp wide open, from center to full frame corners, with little improvement when stopped down. Since DOF (Depth of Field) is so shallow at near-life-size (1:1) magnifications, very narrow apertures are often used to keep as much of the subject in focus as possible. And since

Post date: 01/02/2012 - 21:31

"This lens has the well-built feel and finish of Canon’s L range and gives the impression that it will last a lifetime. It is supplied fitted with a slightly chunky looking tripod collar that can only be removed with the lens off the camera. A control panel on the left of the barrel, just in front of the collar, contains two switches, one for the AF/MF and the other a focus limiter that can switch from the full range of 0.48m-

Post date: 27/06/2009 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1580
Release Date: 
04/1996
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
12.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
4.1 TStop
Distortion: 
-1.10%
Vignetting: 
0.1 EV
Chr. aberration: 
6.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Macro
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
180mm
Angle of view: 
13.66°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
1.0x
Lens construction: 
14 elements in 12 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/3.5
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.48m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
82.0mm
Length: 
186.0mm
Weight: 
1,090.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resist
Filter Diameter: 
72
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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