Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
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Brilliant and sharp Macro Lens Canon 180mm f3.5
7 March 2013
Summary: Wonderful lens, sharp, brilliant! Good feeling in your hands, fast autofocus, although I prefer manual focussing for extreme closeups! Canon quality and in my opinion much better than Sigma 180mm!
Conclusion: I bought this lens to focus on macro photography. I am not a professional photographer but I wanted my pictures look great. I saw one of the reviews saying it doesn't have this and that, its all written in specs and wonder why it was purchased. Any ways, I got great shots of flowers and butterflies. When I compared my shots with the professional photos, some of them are on par with them :-) (not bragging, it is true). Yes!
Great functionallity! good value for money. Excellent for small things.
5 September 2012
Summary: I actually didn't buy this for me. I helped a friend to get it. He said it was a good price and he has taken some really good pics with it. He liked the item very, very much. He says it is good to photograph small things and has sent me a lot of insect and flower pics. He even sent me a picture of water falling from the kitchen faucet, and you could see each drop! like floating! it was pretty. He still practices to be a recognized photographer someday.
Summary: Have not had time yet to use it more than a few times. It seems exactly what I wanted though as it does allow me to be a little further away from the subject, like bugs. Looking forward to using it more. Build quality outstanding. I had heard that Canon may introduce a replacement for this lens in the relatively near future,that might offer IS. But for my use I would be mounting on a tripod anyway with a focus slide and using teh MT 24EX FLASH.
Conclusion: Very pleased with this lens, sharp images, easy to use. The lens is a bit heavy and is more suited for use with a tripod, slow to focus, but that isn't an issue for me. Over all very happy with lens.
Conclusion: Heavy and the auto focus does not work well with macro in low light-USE THE MANUAL FOCUS! This lens takes beautiful pictures and will get a lot of use. The macro photos are really something else with this lens and it doubles as a telephoto lens. Either way, the photos are incredible. It is a little pricey, but the quality makes it worthwhile. If you want IS and to take hand held shots get another lens.
Conclusion: Stunning clarity and detail. I can't say it enough - the detail is simply staggering. Super sharp! It will exceed your expectations. Bokeh is mind bendingly creamy. Simply put, the finest macro lens I have ever had the chance to work with and almost the best lens I have ever worked with (and I've shot everything from 35mm to 4x5). Do yourself a favor and invest in this lens. Prepare to be blown away!
Summary: I have wanted a macro lens for about 5yrs now . When this deal came along. The lens is a canon ef 180mm f/3.5l usm macro lens . Although I have taken great photos with canon zoom lenses for my up close shots. I have always just been alittle disappointed in the super fine details .With this lens , not any more , and I can also use it as a regular zoom lens to get that little bit more detail that allows my photos look like the professionals , some of my friends all ready...