Canon has released details of a new 100mm f2.8 EF macro lens with image stabilisation. This supercharged version will sit alongside the current EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens, adding new hybrid IS technology, L-series designation, weather sealing, and ultra-low dispersion (UD) glass to the mix.
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 L IS USM macro lens
The image stabilisation compensates for 2 stops shutter speed at 1:1 magnification, increasing to 4 stops at longer shooting distances. What’s new about the image stabilisation found in the EF 100mm f2.8L macro is Canon’s brand-new hybrid IS technology. The hybrid image stabilisation system compensates for linear and rotational shake, making image stabilisation more effective at close distances.
The addition of weather sealing is a real bonus for overzealous water-droplet spraying macro photographers and for the rest of us, upgraded protection from the tough environments macro lenses are subject to. Changes to the external design allow a tripod mount to be added, increasing the stability & sharpness whilst using the EF 100mm f2.8 L IS macro lens on a tripod.
Backgrounds are sure to be smooth thanks to the 9-aperture blades forming a rounded aperture diaphragm (the non-L 100mm macro has 8 aperture blades).
|EF 100mm f2.8 L IS USM Macro||EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro|
|Minimum focus distance||30cm||31cm|
|Lens elements / groups||15 / 12||12 / 8|
|Diameter x Length||77.7 x 123mm||79 x 119mm|
The new EF 100mm f2.8 L IS USM macro lens is compatible with the EF12-II & EF25-II extension tubes, plus the MR-14EX and MT-24EX macro Speedlites via the 67mm MacroLite adapter.