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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. As this lens features a Canon EF (Electro-Focus) lens mount, you can use this lens on a Canon full-frame camera (Such as the 1D X, 5D Mk III, 6D etc.) and a cropped sensor (APS-C) camera with EF-S mount (EG. 350D, 7D, 550D, 60D etc.). More
Click here for our analysis of the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens
The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens features ultra low dispersion (UD) lenses that correct colour abberation for high resolution, high contrast images, with the addition of Super Spectra coating, which effectively reduces ghosting and flare for superior image quality. Beautiful bokeh is the setting for your subjects, which stand out perfectly as a result of the nine-blade circular aperture. The silent, high speed ring type USM Autofocus motor quickly achieves focus, whilst the three position focus limiter tailors the focus system range to the desired subject.
Sitting within the L-series of Canon lenses, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens features dust and water resistant seals. Sitting ahead of the EF 100mm f/2.8L USM Macro, the new lens supports a full range of accessories including the Tripod Mount D, Macro Lite adapter 67, Lens Hood ET-73 and EF12 II and EF25 II extension tubes. The tripod mount can be attached to the lens without the need for an adaptor, enabling quick portrait or landscape switching without having to reframe the camera. The MR-14EX and MT-24EX speedlites can be attached using the MacroLite adaptor.
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 the Wex Flickr Page
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Usual L quality
from West Lothian
About Me Semi-Professional
Comments about Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM Lens:
The IS is great for chasing bugs, butterflies and Damsel/dragonflies.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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My new favourite lens!
About Me Professional
Super sharp, great for portraits and detail shots. You won't be disappointed.
good for macro - and portraits
(1 of 1 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
Tags: Using Product
Tripod, fairly low light, fungi
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Incredible flexible, not just a macro.
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I initially bought this lens strictly for macro use but was amazed at it's flexibilty. It gives excellent results when used as a macro lens, the IS giving lots of freedom when chasing those elusive insects without a tripod. It also works very well as a portrait lens and to my surprise gave great results when 'deep sky' imaging, stars, galaxies etc.Overall an exellent all rounder with a range from two inches to two million light years.Maybe heavier than I'm used to,but what a super lens.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I use this product for all my detail shots at weddings, from rings to table settings, to flowers. This is the first Macro lens I have bought, it is also a great portrait lens.
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a monster of a lens
using this lens with a 7D and have not been disappointed - has opened a whole new world to my photography - cannot find one fault
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Tags: Made with Product
One Super Sharp Lens
This Lens excels at nearly anything you throw at it. The Bokeh is milky and makes backgrounds slip out of your minds eye. I would be hesitant to use this lens for portraiture for only one reason, "Sharpness" This lens pulls no punches, so will show every little blemish in all it's glory, not what most sitters will appreciate. But with a little care in application it will produce excellent results.
ONE SATISFIED CUSTOMER
By JOHNNY BOY.
from WADEBRIDGE, CORNWALL
COULD NOT FAULT THIS LENS AT ALL.COMPARED TO OTHER MACRO LENS THAT I OWN THIS LENS GIVES ME MORE CONSISTENT RESULTS AND IS THE FIRST LENS I REACH FOR WHEN I GO PHOTOGRAPHING ALL MACRO TYPE SUBJECTS.
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Included Accessories: Soft lens case, Lens hood, Rear and front cap
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