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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

Shorter 119 mm vs 188 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Better wide angle 100 mm vs 180 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
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
Wide maximum Wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Magnification Great zoom Help
1:1 (1x)
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to macro lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Macro lens

$1,099

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Weight Is heavier
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$100 - $125

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Magnification Has worse macro
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,049

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Magnification Has worse macro
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

$600

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

$949

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Low light lens

$499

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Length Is shorter
Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Magnification Has worse macro
Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Macro lens

$1,049

Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Auto focus Lacks autofocus

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$779

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Magnification Less magnification
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

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

Macro lens

$1,649 - $1,899

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

$1,499 - $1,699

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef

Macro lens

$1,752 - $1,843

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Shorter
Auto focus Auto focus
Magnification Less magnification
Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon-ef

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$739

Lowest price Cheaper
Length Slightly shorter

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
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Magnification Less magnification
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro Canon-ef

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$779

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon-ef

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$386 - $399

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

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

Macro lens

$499

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Magnification Less magnification

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