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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2012, 08:22:55 PM »
First attempt at Focus stacking... Shot 9 shots wide open and cloned in the sharp parts for the 9 shots... I am sure there's a better way to do it for free..

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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2012, 08:22:55 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2012, 08:37:36 PM »
If money wasnt a concern Id probably grab the 180 but..

Anybody have any thoughts on the Sigma 150 F2.8 Macro, Ive seen going for around $450-500 these days. I owned the Canon 100 USM Macro non L for about a year and sold it to fund the purchase of my 100-400 cause I didnt do a whole lot of macro at the time but it was a great lens.

Kind of have the itch to get back into it with spring here and summer in the next few months and debating on going with the IS version or saving a few bucks for the Sigma and getting the bonus reach
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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2012, 12:00:27 AM »
Nice. A Macro lens is definitely next on my buy list. 

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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2012, 11:28:55 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2013, 01:48:19 PM »






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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2015, 10:37:40 AM »
It was a warm (70F) and nearly windless day yesterday here in Florida, so I broke out my 180L and found one of my favorite subjects (Spring snowflake flowers) in bloom:


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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2015, 11:55:29 AM »
It was a warm (70F) and nearly windless day yesterday here in Florida, so I broke out my 180L and found one of my favorite subjects (Spring snowflake flowers) in bloom:




very nice - I always forget how great this lens is
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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2015, 11:55:29 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2015, 11:58:57 AM »
very nice - I always forget how great this lens is
Thanks for the nice comment, and I am always amazed by the "pop" this lens gives photos as well.  Post is a snap and I love having the ability to use extenders.
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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2016, 12:01:48 AM »
Love the 180 Macro.. easy to hand hold once you get some practice

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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2016, 11:23:16 AM »
For those concerned about IQ, also consider the Zeiss 100 mm MP. Quite a bit better quality than the Canon 180M, particularly no lateral color. Focussing the Zeiss is faster than the 180M in AF. Price is about the same.
I have the 180M, but only use it as lens of last resort. With a TC 1.4x it gives you a 252 mm lens, and that is usually sufficient to be safe for venomous snakes. Has anybody compared that set-up vs. 300/2.8 with extension rings? One of those things on my to-do list.
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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2017, 05:38:12 PM »
Some folks out there may want to know how effective the 180mm Macro is for wildlife.  These photos are all hand-held with the 1.4x III teleconverter added on.  Just a day goofing around at the Oregon Wildlife Safari.  My wife was using the 100-400mm II for the first time so I didn't get it out of her hands much!  lol

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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2017, 06:13:23 PM »
A few regular macro photos with the same lens copy, no teleconverter, all hand-held.  A Cedar Hairstreak, a cuckoo bee, and a Gorgon Copper.

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Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2017, 06:13:23 PM »