Today I sold my Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens.
For a month or two, I had been thinking of offloading it, and once or twice previously, I had entertained the thought of selling it.
I was recently put into contact with someone who might be interested in it, and today the buyer collected it.
Looking at my images, I have only shot 10 images with it in the last five years. Two images per year is not much, and I only published a total of 36 images during the time I owned it.
It is a stunning lens and is in near-mint condition, but it just is not the kind of lens I use much or really need (despite having owned it for over nine years), so it is better for it to be in the possession of someone who will exploit its capabilities.
I will use the money from its sale to fund my NiSi 150mm filter system.
My original intention was to replace the lens with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, but as nice as that lens is (I inspected one), it makes no sense at this point in time.
With this most recent sale and last month’s replacement of my Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM with a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM, that amounts to two lenses gone from my lineup in less than two months!
I have optimised my lens lineup in several ways, and I am content with what is now in my rig.