Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Macro

EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM

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Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

High performance macro telephoto with excellent versatility.

With it's telephoto specification, life-size close-ups can be taken from further away without risk of disturbing the subject. Ideal for wildlife.

  • Canon L-series high performance macro
  • Telephoto focal length
  • Life size image reproduction (1:1)
  • 3 UD lens elements
  • 2 position distance limiter
  • Ring type USM AF motor
  • Supplied tripod collar

Sample Images

Telephoto macro lens

The EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM is a telephoto macro lens which offers a maximum magnification of 1.0x. Life-size close-ups can be taken from further away, and at less risk of disturbing the subject (ideal for insects and other wildlife). The internal floating focusing system minimizes fluctuations in aberrations caused by changes in focusing distance. This ensures the lens is razor sharp from 1.0x to infinity.

L-series quality

Incorporates Canon’s highest standards of precision engineering and optical superiority. The L-series is Canon’s flagship professional lens range, combining outstanding image definition and ultimate performance with all-weather construction to prevent dust and moisture ingress.

Ring USM auto focus with manual override

Canon’s ring USM auto focus system employs ultra-sonic frequency vibrations for fast, accurate and virtually silent operation. Full-time manual focus override, via a large ring that does not move during auto focus, allows photographers to fine-tune focusing instantly.

Super Spectra coating

Super Spectra coatings help ensure accurate colour balance and high contrast, while suppressing flare and ghosting by absorbing stray light that might be reflected off internal lens elements and image sensor.

Accessories

The lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.

Product specification

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 11°25', 7°40', 13°40'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 14/12
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.48
Maximum magnification (x) 1.00
AF actuator USM¹
Filter diameter (mm) 72
Max. diameter x length (mm) 82.5 x 186.6
Weight (g) 1,090
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 1.09 - 0.07
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 1.21 - 0.15
Lens Cap E-72U / E-72II
Lens hood ET-78II
Hard case LH-D24C
Soft case LZ1324
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.
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Accessories & supplies

Extender EF 1.4x III

Ideal for press, sports and nature photography, this compact extender increases the focal length of Canon L-series telephoto or telephoto zoom lens’ by a factor of 1.4x, with higher AF accuracy and improved communication between camera and lens.

Extender EF 2x III

Ideal for press, sports and nature photography, the extender increases the focal length of Canon L-series telephoto or telephoto zoom lens’ by a factor of 2x, with higher AF accuracy and improved communication between camera and lens

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

Extension Tube EF 25 II

When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

Lens hood ET-78 II

Fits to the front of the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM and EF 135mm f/2L USM reducing ‘flare’ caused by light shining directly on the lens’ front element.

Lens Cap E-72II

Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

Dust Cap E

Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

Polarising Filter PL-C B 72mm

A polarising filter for lenses with a 72mm diameter filter thread.

Protect Filter 72mm

Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 72mm.

ND4-L 72mm

When attached to the end of your camera's lens, this filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera by 2 stops. For lenses with a 72mm filter thread.

ND8-L 72mm

When attached to the end of your camera's lens, this filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera by 3 stops. For lenses with a 72mm filter thread.

Close-up lens 500D 72mm

Attaches to your camera's lens, allowing you to get nearer to tiny objects. Fits lenses with a 72mm filter thread.

Tripod mount ring B Black

Allows longer length lenses to be mounted on a tripod for improved handling and balance.

Lens zipper case LZ1324

Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

MR-14EX_II_t

Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II

A high performance Macrolite flash delivering creative lighting solutions for photographers shooting close-up images, both on location and in the studio.

Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX

Take control of your macro photography lighting with the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX. Designed for macro specialists it provides versatility in both light direction and power.

Macrolite Adapter 72C

Allows Canon Macro twin lite or Macro ring lite flashes to be used with lenses having a filter-thread diameter of 72mm.

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