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differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM captures slightly more light, 0.6 f-stops
Cheaper $779.00 vs $1,499.00
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The best price we've seen is $720 cheaper (around 50% less)
Slightly lighter 0.8 kg vs 1.1 kg
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Around 30% lighter
Slightly better telephoto 200 mm vs 180 mm
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More than 10% more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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

More magnification 1:1 (1x) vs 1:6.2 (0.2x)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 6.5x larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 180 mm vs 200 mm
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10% better wide angle
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM:200 mm
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM:180 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
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Compared to telephoto lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM:200 mm
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM:180 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,049

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$949

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon-ef

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$739

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$1,449

Max focal length Has a slightly shorter telephoto lens
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Sports lens

$699 - $899

Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Sports lens

$5,999

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Weight Is heavier
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,299

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

$611 - $1,149

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T*

Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T*

Sports lens

$1,698 - $2,123

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Lowest price More expensive

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$1,699

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Heavier
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

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

Sports lens

$729 - $1,099

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Olympus Zuiko 18-180mm f/3.5-6.3 ED

Olympus Zuiko 18-180mm f/3.5-6.3 ED

Wildlife lens

$449

Zoom range Much more zoom
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Magnification Less magnification

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