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The Canon EF 100mm f2 USM Lens features a large aperture and compact size. The first lens group moves for rear focusing, and sharp, crisp pictures are obtained at all apertures. The background blur is ideal for portraits. The USM autofocuses the lens quickly and quietly. More
Long focal length and compact size
The EF 100mm f/2 USM has a large maximum aperture, but is still relatively compact. The 100mm focal length lets photographers maintain a comfortable working distance from their subjects, and also helps to compress perspective. Sharp, crisp pictures are obtained at all apertures throughout the range.
Large f/2 aperture
A large maximum aperture of f/2 provides outstanding speed for low-light shooting, without the need for flash. Shooting at such wide apertures also throws the background out of focus, placing more emphasis on the subject.
Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
Integration with E-TTL II flash metering
The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.
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SO SO Sharp!
About Me Semi-Professional
Comments about Canon EF 100mm f2 USM Lens:
Beautiful, un-assuming compact lens, great where flash is not allowed, and for indoor/shaded sports. Fantastic colour rendition, razor sharp for portraits - is it possible to be too sharp?
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This is a superb product
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Canons best non L lens
from Chesterfield , Derbyshire
This is one of Canon,s hidden gems.The image quality is comparable to my colleagues 135L and thats a tough act to follow.Sharp centre at F2 and sharp across the whole frame at F3.5...It really is that good.The only real downside is the lens hood which is attached by 2 small clips rather than a bayonet fitting but this is no deal breaker.
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