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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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yes it's worth it
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Comments about Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM Lens:
The problem with this lens is that you're left wishing your other lenses were as good
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great lens I have bought
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I used this lens out of the box and it improved my marco photography immediately. I have only used it hand held and I am impressed by the images. The lens is well built and is of the highest standard.
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A great addition to my kit
By PSA Baker
from North Yorkshire
About Me Semi-Professional
Great when used with the Canon MR -14EX II Ring Flash
Great Lens for macro shots
By EOS70 Fan
Great for flowers and insects butalso good for general shots
A stunning lens
By Andy B
from Stoke on Trent
This is a lens that I deliberated over for a year or so before purchasing. I needed a macro lens, but not all that often, I was eventually swayed when I read a review by a Canon owner, who said that he had purchased virtually every Canon lens over the years and this was his favourite one. My advice is if you can afford it, buy it, it's a great investment and some of your best shots will arrive through this glass. The fact is that I barely use this lens for macro work, as it's amazing for portraits and allows a little space between me and my subject, which my 50mm can't achieve. The lens is lightweight, produces amazingly sharp images, creamy smooth bokeh and is also perfect for macro work (ring shot at weddings in my case).The only negative I can think of is the focusing can hunt a little on occasions, but this is mainly down to user error, as it focuses much quicker if you remember to select the focal length range on the switch located on the LHS of the lens. Out of the box you can take great shots but there is definitely a learning curve with this lens, and I now understand its capabilities and depth of field at different focal lengths, which can be wafer thin at the macro end of things.
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from Southport, nw , uk
As a Macro lens superb, as expected you have to be accurate with your focus point. Once mastered results are pin sharp.As a standard 100MM lens, fast accurate focusing again with pin sharp results as long as you remember to use the three position switch on the side of the lens marked FULL,0.5- inf,0.3m-0.5m.
Another Great Lens by Canon
This lens is fabulous but depth of field takes some getting used too. It produces nice sharp quality images both hand held with the image stabiliser or mounted on a tripod with it switched off. The Price could be prohibitive for some but on the plus side is starting to exceed all my expectations. My advice, is to hire one if possible, save the pennies then buy it. You won't be disappointed. My purchase with Wex was seamless and sweetened by Canons £80 cashback offer
Canon EF 100 mm f 2.8L Macro IS USM
Very good quality, high quality output
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would definitely recommend this lens
Fantastic lens. Really glad I waited and didn't go for a cheaper one I knew I'd regret buying.
Bought to photograph summer flowers and insects, stunned by how versatile this lens is and how often I use it. I use it for a weekly farm walk-round, I can get everything from tiny bugs out to more open shots. It's good in low light and is great for portraits of both wildlife and people as I don't have to get in close. Picture quality is beautiful. I used it at the school nativity and it did well there too, again nice shots without being too close. I did think twice about getting this due to the cost, and probably could have managed without the IS but it's nice to know that it's there.What's not so great - well the AF hunts around a bit sometimes, but manual focus is easy and accurate. I wish all my lenses were like this.
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Included Accessories: Soft lens case, Lens hood, Rear and front cap
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