As a longer macro lens, the EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM is ideal for macro nature photography. With a maximum magnification of 1x, this macro lens allows you to capture the beauty of nature in stunning detail, while still allowing you to keep some distance from your subject. Its longer working distance and near silent ring-type ultrasonic motor driven autofocus make it ideal for photographing insects, tiny wildlife and flowers, while its eight-blade aperture helps you to create a beautifully smooth background blur on your shots. Versatile enough to be used as a macro lens or as a standard 180mm telephoto lens, the EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM delivers L-series build quality, and super sharp images with excellent colour and contrast.

  • Ring USM Auto Focus with Manual Override

    Ring USM Auto Focus with Manual Override

    USM auto focus system employs ultrasonic frequency vibrations for fast and virtually silent operation.
  • Super Spectra Coating

    Super Spectra Coating

    Ensure accurate colour balance & high contrast, suppress flare & ghosting by absorbing light.
  • Ring-type Ultrasonic Focusing

    Ring-type Ultrasonic Focusing

    A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus quickly, and in near silence.

Selected shots from the EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM




Angle of view (Horizontal) 11°25
Angle of view (Vertical) 7°40'
Angle of view (Diagonal) 13°40'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 14/12
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focussing distance 0.48m
Maximum magnification 0.19x
AF actuator USM¹

Physical Specifications

Filter diameter 72mm
Max diameter 82.5mm
length 186.6mm
Weight 1090g
Barcode 4960999213842
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.

What's included

  • EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Lens
  • Lens Cap E-72 II
  • Lens Dust Cap E
  • Lens Hood ET-78 II
  • Lens Case LZ1324

Compatibility & Support


The EF Mount is compatible with cameras that use a full-frame and CPS-C Cameras.
Full Frame Cameras

Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 6D

APS-C Cameras

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 100D
Canon EOS 200D
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1300D

Check if your camera can use a EF Lens
EF Lens Compatibility Diagram


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