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differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Better telephoto 180 mm vs 100 mm
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80% more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Reasons to consider the Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Better wide angle 100 mm vs 180 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Shorter 119 mm vs 188 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro captures slightly more light, 0.6 f-stops
Lighter 0.6 kg vs 1.1 kg
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More than 40% lighter
Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Learn more about
the Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Magnification Incredible magnification Help
1:1 (1x)
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Wide maximum Wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to macro lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

Magnification Has worse macro
Auto focus Lacks autofocus
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$609

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

Macro lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Macro lens

$1,054

Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Auto focus Lacks autofocus
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Low light lens

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Magnification Has worse macro
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Macro lens

$485

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Length Is shorter

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Macro lens

$1,649

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Canon-ef

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Canon-ef

Sports lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG APO Macro IF HSM Canon-ef

Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG APO Macro IF HSM Canon-ef

Macro lens

$780

Lowest price Cheaper
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$170

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Magnification Much less magnification
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon-ef

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Magnification Much less magnification
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro

Macro lens

$299

Length Shorter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Magnification Significantly less magnification
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,089

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Magnification Much less magnification
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$498

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$339

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Shorter
Magnification Much less magnification
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture

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