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

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

Macro lens

$1,648 - $1,811

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
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
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
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 200mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Wildlife lens

$138 - $180

Min focal length Significantly 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

$957

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Macro lens

$1,709 - $1,899

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Aperture Narrower aperture
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

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