Build and design are typical traits of Canon's L series lenses, with tough black plastics and metal used throughout. From still life to action photography, you won't miss a beat, because the EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro lens is one of the finest lenses produced by Canon. While it may seem a little cumbersome on smaller models, it's still lightweight, attaches easily, and will definitely seem lighter on larger cameras. Being that the auto focus feature is powered by an Ultrasonic motor, focusing at normal distances is extremely fast as a result. The focusing ring is smooth and precise, which makes fine manual adjustments a pleasure to apply. This powerful lens yields images with excellent sharpness in the center of the frame and good sharpness towards the edges. Although no lens hood is supplied as standard with this lens, rarely suffers with flare, and contrast remains high, even when shooting into the light. Overall, it takes pictures with excellent sharpness, beautiful background blur and falloff towards the corners.