Canon 100mm f2.8 L Macro Lens with IS

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 lensCanon 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 aperture f32 f32
Filter thread 67mm 58mm
Aperture blades 9 8
Minimum focus distance 30cm 31cm
Lens elements / groups 15 / 12 12 / 8
Weight 625g 600g
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.

View the new Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS USM Macro at WEx

+ More details on the new 100mm f2.8L macro at Canon.co.uk
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