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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 (1) vs 1:6.2 (0.2)
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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 USM200 mm
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM180 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 USM200 mm
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM180 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
Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef

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

Macro lens

$1,555 - $1,843

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Auto focus Lacks autofocus
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Canon-ef

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Canon-ef

Sports lens

$1,895 - $2,122

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Auto focus Lacks autofocus
Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

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

Macro lens

$1,399

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
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
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Telephoto lens

$1,299

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
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/2.8L II USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T*

Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T*

Sports lens

$1,798

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Lowest price More expensive
Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$70 - $598

Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Macro lens

$549

Magnification More magnification
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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
Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon-ef

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$739

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Tilt-shift lens

$1,399

Tilt-shift Tilt-shift lens
Min focal length Better wide angle
Magnification Less magnification
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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