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8.7 out of 10

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Another telephoto macro lens with a maximum magnification of 1x. Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

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Overall 4

Not a quality product

snailman, B&H Photo
3 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This is an out of the box review, and I am not impressed. <br />- Focus ring has some play, as all AF lenses have, but not like Zeiss.<br />- Hood is made of hardish plastic, not sure it will survive outdoor use for long.<br />- Hood bayonet is difficult to engage. No comparison to Zeiss.<br />- DOF scale (f/32) is vastly too narrow. Lines are about 1 mm from center line, but should rather be about 5 mm from it.<br />- Infinity focus is about 1 mm past infinity mark.
  • Pros: Least Evil
  • Cons: Not High Quality
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Overall 4

User Review

Greg Futral, Fredmiranda
24 June 2008
  • Conclusion: The camera shop I bought was kind enough to let me trade down to a 100 2.8, which I have been quite happy with. It is sharp at f11, and is easier to manage.
  • Pros: Seemed sturdy
  • Cons: My copy was soft at F16
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Overall 4

design issue

crisp, Adorama
12 February 2007
  • Excerpt: poor design makes this difficult to use especially when in a hurry to change positioning on a tripod. The ring is not locked onto the lense and is very stiff to rotate and often falls out of the housing
  • Cons: Cannot rotate 360 degrees, Difficult To Use, Not Functional, Very stiff action
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