differences

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

Shorter 137 mm vs 187 mm
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Around 30% shorter
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 $723.39 vs $1,286.39
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The best price we've seen is $563 cheaper (more than 40% 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

Significantly 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 digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM200 mm
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM180 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
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

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$972 - $999

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Sports lens

$5,699

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Much more expensive
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,859 - $1,949

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Competitors

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

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

Sports lens

$1,699

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$1,049

Magnification Much more magnification
Min focal length Better wide angle
Auto focus Auto focus
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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

Wide angle lens

$592 - $999

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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