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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 $819.00 vs $1,579.00
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The best price we've seen is $760 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to telephoto 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

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,089

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

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$1,049

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-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Macro lens

$469

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Length Is shorter
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Placeholder

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Four-thirds

Sports lens

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Placeholder

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Sigma-sa

Sports lens

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$709

Min focal length Better wide angle
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture
Pentax SMC  DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Pentax SMC DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED SDM

Sports lens

$1,145

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

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

Telephoto lens

$1,349

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Macro lens

Length Shorter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
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

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

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

Macro lens

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
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 Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.8

Macro lens

$1,049 - $1,054

Length Shorter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus

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