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 $749.00 vs $1,399.00
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The best price we've seen is $650 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
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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
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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 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Competitors

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$749

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
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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
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Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

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Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Sports lens

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Telephoto lens

$1,099

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
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Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Sports lens

$499

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Auto focus Auto focus

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