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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
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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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Stunning - and not just for macro
About Me Professional
Comments about Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM Lens:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
(2 of 2 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
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Tripod, fairly low light, fungi
(8 of 8 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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Included Accessories: Soft lens case, Lens hood, Rear and front cap
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