Canon Ef 180mm F/3.5l Macro Usm Lens

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Canon Ef 180mm F/3.5l Macro Usm Lens

You are bidding on a Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens. This auction includes all that is pictured (warranty card, lens hood, case, tripod ring, instruction manual and box.

The Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens is Canon's longest macro lens.
This lens offers the longest 1:1 macro working distance of any Canon lens and produces a beautifully smooth out of focus background.
Another distinction the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens has is
that it is currently the Canon's longest and heaviest black lens.
This is an L lens, so addicting and an excellent build quality comes along with this weight.

Glass and Lens is in Mint Condition. I only used this a couple of times at home and realized that I prefer portrait photography more than macro.

Canon (as of this writing) states "Advanced USM for high-speed, quiet AF" on their website description of this lens.
The person who wrote this never used this lens.
There are few (if any) Canon lenses that focus slower than
this one.
Though it has Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) and focuses quietly, the Canon
EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens' AF is anything but high speed.
Fast AF is generally not important for a macro lens being used for macro
purposes (MF is frequently used), but this lens can very easily be used
as a normal 180mm telephoto lens.
And for this purpose, fast AF could be very useful.
A focus limiter switch enables the minimum focus distance to be
restricted to 1.5m or full range (.48m to infinity).
You will likely want to use this switch if your subject is not close.
As slow as AF is on this lens, it seldom bothers me during use.

 
The frequently-used-for-macro-photography manual focus ring is
nicely-sized, smooth rotating and well damped.
FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing is enabled.
This is an internally focusing lens - when the subjects are close, it is
very helpful to have a lens that maintains a constant length as this
one does.

 
I really like the image quality this lens delivers.
Colors and contrast are very nice.
Very slight pincushion distortion will not be noticed in most pics.
Minor light fall-off is apparent wide open (f/3.5), but it is mostly a
non-factor after that.
An 8-blade aperture helps the 180mm focal length to create a
beautifully-blurred background - especially with macro-distance
subjects.

 
Canon's macro lenses are all very sharp - and the Canon EF 180mm
f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens is no exception.
The 180 L is sharp wide open, from center to full frame corners, with
little improvement when stopped down.
Since DOF (Depth of Field) is so shallow at near-life-size (1:1)
magnifications, very narrow apertures are often used to keep as much of
the subject in focus as possible.
And since diffraction begins to reduce image sharpness at and beyond the
camera's DLA (Diffraction Limited Aperture),
the aperture chosen for the best results often ends up being a
compromise between necessary DOF and desired image sharpness.

If you have any questions please ask before bidding. Thank you for bidding and Good Luck!!!

This lens brand new retails for $1475

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