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Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM Specifications
Frame Coverage 35mm
Lens Construction (groups) 12
Lens Construction (elements) 14
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance 0.48m (18.9")
Maximum Magnifcation 1x
Filter Diameter 72mm
Maximum Diameter x Length 82.5mm x 186.6mm (3.3" x 7.4")
Weight 1090g (38.5oz)
From f/4, the lens performs well at the centre with the aperture set wide, although there it softens towards the edges. From f/8 onwards the resolution is fairly consistent across the frame and with the legendary contrast and colour rendition of L class lenses it produces pleasing results that cannot really be criticized.
If your goal is the ultimate nature macro photos, there is probably not a better choice than the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens. If you are looking for a great general purpose lens that also does 1:1 macro, consider the much less expensive Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. It focuses much faster, has similar image sharpness and comes in a better portrait and general use focal length.
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