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The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens is one of the prestigious L-series of Canon lenses. The lens features Image Stabilisation, the first macro lens in Canon's EOS line up to do so, making it easy for photographers to capture amazing close-up shots without the need for a tripod. The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens is a medium telephoto macro lens and features up to 4-stop correction. Low friction ceramic balls support the moving elements and provide smooth movement, whilst the hybrid IS corrects shift movement and angular movement - a benefit of up to 2 stops at 1.0x magnification. More
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
Hybrid Image Stabilizer
The new Image Stabilizer designed specifically for inclusion in a macro lens. It is able to correct lens shift movement as well as the angular movement that most IS systems can correct. This provides 2-stops of correction during 1.0x magnification, increasing to 3-stops at 0.5x magnification and 4-stops during normal shooting.
Ultra low dispersion (UD) lens element ensures high image quality
A UD element within the lens design effectively removes chromatic aberration. This allows for excellent image quality with high resolution, high contrast and excellent colour reproduction.
Focus limiter switch
To enhance the photographer’s use of the lens, it is fitted with a 3 position focus limiter switch. With limits for close up subjects, distant subjects and all subjects, the user is able to increase the autofocus speed making quick shots a possibility.
Beautiful background blur with 9 blade circular aperture
A circular blade aperture helps to create attractive, even background bokeh when isolating subjects at wide apertures.
Fast quiet autofocus
The ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) drives extremely rapid autofocus with near-silent operation. Full time mechanical manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m.
Below are a few sample images taken by Adam Tacon in the Wex Team.
You can view more sample images taken with the Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM Lens on our Flickr page.
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Proved to be my best Lens
from West Sussex
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Comments about Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM Lens:
Now this one lens that I have always wanted. I have found that not only is it a first class telephoto lens, but it is a very useful lens for portrait work. When you don't want to get too close to the subject, give them space. Yes it's expensive but with canon you get a fine lens. It's worth it.Getting it from WEX is good, receiving it the next day. Extremely well packed as you would expect. Please see two images below taken with this lens on my Canon 5D ll.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Brilliant macro lens.
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Brilliant lens, though I was saddened to find soon after I bought it from WEX that there was a cashback feature offered which could have saved me over £100. Disappointed that WEX did not tell me that the cashback deal was coming soon!Free next day delivery would have been nice too!
Stunning - and not just for macro
I bought this lens for taking all the "details" photos at weddings, and for newborn photography. It handles these perfectly, but I find I'm using it a lot for portraiture, and for commercial work.The detail is astonishing. The colours are beautiful. The bokeh is magnificent. Anything you throw at it, it laughs as it delivers perfect shot after perfect shot. I was dubious about handheld macro, but the IS seems to be very capable, and even my shaky hands can nail difficult shots with ease. In fact, my last commercial job, I didn't use the tripod at all, which was both liberating and time-saving. Overall...very impressed and would recommend to anyone.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very high quality lens. I already owned the non-IS version, which is an excellent lens itself, and was reticent about spending the money on this upgrade. It was worth it, and on a 5D it doesn't feel anywhere near as heavy as some reviewers make it sound.
More flexible than the non 'L'
About Me Semi-Professional
I agonised between this and the 100mm f2, was it really worth so much more for IS? In the end IS, better bokeh, weather sealing and yes, the 'L' won through. The lens is good for portraits as well as macro and has delivered so far, and since the image stabilisation is so effective, I find I get away without a tripod more often than I expected.I don't necessarily think it's £300 better than the non-L lens but I didn't want to buy the cheaper lens only to feel the need to upgrade later. All in all, very happy with my purchase.
About Me Casual user
Fantastic lens. Excellent when used with my 550D. This lens was bought as an upgrade from my kit lens as I enjoy macro photography. Have not regretted the decision. Picture quality is so much better than the kit lens I use.
Usual L quality
from West Lothian
The IS is great for chasing bugs, butterflies and Damsel/dragonflies.
My new favourite lens!
Super sharp, great for portraits and detail shots. You won't be disappointed.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
good for macro - and portraits
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Sharp as a tack!
from Ascot, Berkshire
My switch to full frame with the Canon 6D and a cashback offer on this lens prompted me to invest. The reviews saying it's Canon's sharpest lens were not understated. The quality of the image is truly amazing. If you are wondering if the IS works with macro the attached photo was taken handheld as a test (and in a slight breeze). One of the amazing things with this lens is that it captures more than you can see when using the camera and all sorts of insects and bugs appear on the large monitor.
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Hand held bee on flower
Tripod, fairly low light, fungi
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