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Thoughts on EF 180 f3.5 Macro

 
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Jan 02, 2014 21:47 |  #1

This lens seems like an interesting macro. You dont have to be so close to the subject. Might be handy for bees or snakes and the like.

Anyone own one? What are your thought?

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Jan 02, 2014 21:51 |  #2

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Jan 02, 2014 22:09 as a reply to  @ runninmann's post |  #3

I've not used, but If you are looking at the Canon, you may also want to consider the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS macro. Optical stabilization and is 2/3 of a stop faster but is slightly less than $300 more than the Canon.

There is also the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS, which is just over $300 cheaper than the Canon.


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Jan 03, 2014 08:46 |  #4

The Canon 180 macro is very sharp!


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Jan 03, 2014 08:50 |  #5

There is always MP-E Canon macro. I have considered this lens, but love my 100L.


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Jan 03, 2014 09:22 |  #6

Real, real heavy to handhold and slow,slow auto focus!


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Jan 03, 2014 11:13 |  #7

Not very durable :(

My repair bill when it slipped out of a lens case onto concrete:

Your Canon product, serial number XXXXX has been assessed and our technicians have produced the following quotation.
Dismantled and inspected unit found damage due to some external force. Replace parts listed. Service and calibrate as required. Reassemble and test.

YA2-2591-000 RING, FRONT (x1) $44.63
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YG9-0475-090 BARREL ASS'Y, CAM (NEW2 (x1) $49
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TOTAL $1,162.54

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If you elect the replacement option, the replaced product will be retained by Canon Australia and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

On the other hand my 200 f/2L crashed to the ground twice with the force of a bomb and it only got a stuck hood :P


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Jan 03, 2014 18:28 |  #8

smorter wrote in post #16574451 (external link)
Not very durable :(

My repair bill when it slipped out of a lens case onto concrete:

On the other hand my 200 f/2L crashed to the ground twice with the force of a bomb and it only got a stuck hood :P

why are you dropping your lenses so much?


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Jan 03, 2014 20:17 |  #9

Jerobean wrote in post #16575492 (external link)
why are you dropping your lenses so much?

I think if you use them enough it is only a matter of time:lol:.


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Jan 04, 2014 17:54 |  #10

Is it really that fragile? Is it not an L?




  
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Jan 04, 2014 18:09 |  #11

smorter wrote in post #16574451 (external link)
Not very durable :(

My repair bill when it slipped out of a lens case onto concrete:

On the other hand my 200 f/2L crashed to the ground twice with the force of a bomb and it only got a stuck hood :P

napawino wrote in post #16577840 (external link)
Is it really that fragile? Is it not an L?

Probably more "fragile" than concrete.


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Jan 04, 2014 19:54 |  #12

napawino wrote in post #16577840 (external link)
Is it really that fragile? Is it not an L?

Not a fragile lens, very we'll built but will lose to concrete!


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Jan 04, 2014 20:55 |  #13

So many lenses to choose from, so little time.

I'm trying to decide what my third lens should be. I have the 24-105L and the 70-200 IS II.

I'm thinking macro or wide. Maybe this 180, or the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art.




  
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Jan 04, 2014 21:01 |  #14

napawino wrote in post #16573292 (external link)
This lens seems like an interesting macro. You dont have to be so close to the subject. Might be handy for bees or snakes and the like.

Anyone own one? What are your thought?

Thanks

The Sigma 150 macro is much less expensive and you don't lose that much working distance. Something else to consider.

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Jan 05, 2014 07:04 |  #15

My one and only macro lens is the Canon Macro 100mm L.f2.8 IS.USM.used with my Canon 70D.Not only is this superb at the macro end, but it is also a very good 100mm lens for portraits and the like.




  
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