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Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens

BH #CA10028RF • MFR #4514C002
Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1.4x Magnification with Autofocus
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.2"
Engineered specifically for full-frame EOS R-series cameras, the RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens from Canon combines a medium-telephoto field of view with a sleek design and close-focusing performance. Designed for close-up imagery, this autofocus lens is an ideal choice for portraits and macro subjects. Featuring a fixed 100mm focal length, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture, fast, highly-precise autofocus, and a spherical aberration control ring, this lens elevates the look of portraits and macro shots and gives you the ability to create dreamlike and romantic images with a soft focus look. Its close focus design enables working with subject matter as close as 10.2" away, and a Super Spectra coating minimizes ghosting and flare when working in strong lighting conditions. The lens also features optical image stabilization, along with Hybrid IS, to suppress up to five stops of camera shake for cleaner, steadier shooting, and imagemakers can expect to see stunning results that enhance their creative and artistic vision.
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Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Overview

Engineered specifically for full-frame EOS R-series cameras, the RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens from Canon combines a medium-telephoto field of view with a sleek design and close-focusing performance. Designed for close-up imagery, this autofocus lens is an ideal choice for portraits and macro subjects. Featuring a fixed 100mm focal length, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture, fast, highly-precise autofocus, and a spherical aberration control ring, this lens elevates the look of portraits and macro shots and gives you the ability to create dreamlike and romantic images with a soft focus look. Its close focus design enables working with subject matter as close as 10.2" away, and a Super Spectra coating minimizes ghosting and flare when working in strong lighting conditions. The lens also features optical image stabilization, along with Hybrid IS, to suppress up to five stops of camera shake for cleaner, steadier shooting, and imagemakers can expect to see stunning results that enhance their creative and artistic vision.

  • Medium telephoto macro lens with a maximum magnification of 1.4x
  • High image quality and bright f/2.8 aperture
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 stops of shake correction
  • Up to 8 stops of shake correction with coordinated Optical Image Stabilizer and In-Body Image Stabilizer
  • Hybrid IS system compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro shooting
  • Super Spectra coating to minimize ghosting and flare when working in strong lighting conditions
  • Spherical Aberration Control Ring allows for adjustments to shape and character of foreground and background bokeh
  • High speed, smooth, and quiet auto focus with Dual Nano USM
  • Control ring for direct setting changes
  • Sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions
  • Optional rotating tripod collar is available and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod
UPC: 013803330496

Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Specs

Focal Length100mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View24°
Minimum Focus Distance10.2" / 26 cm
Maximum Magnification1.4x
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.2 x 5.8" / 81.5 x 148 mm
Weight1.6 lb / 730 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 5.5 x 5.4"

Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Reviews

New Macro Lens

By Carol
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

I hesitated to abandon my reliable 100 macro lens I used with my former camera but this new one is better suited for my new mirrorless.

Nice

By Zbigniew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

It's sharp.Paired with R5

Best Macro Lens

By Katrinka
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

Perfect lens when you need to switch between full 100 and macro!!

Testing the Spherical Aberration Control

By Adam
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

The most intriguing feature of the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens is its Spherical Aberration Control, which is adjusted by a ring on the barrel of the lens (Photo 1). Here are the results of a test I created to demonstrate the SA effect (Photo 2). A subject is photographed in front of a background (Photo 3, f/32 SA 0). The manual says that the lower the f/number, the greater the effect of SA Control, so I used maximum aperture in these tests (Photo 4, f/2.8 SA 0). Focus became soft as soon as I began to use SA Control, so I used manual focus to get as much sharpness as possible. One of the greatest advantages of the lens is its clarity, but this is diminished by using SA Control. The manual says that turning the ring toward + (plus) will strengthen the bokeh outlines in the background and soften the foreground (Photo 5, SA +2). Turning the SA ring toward - (minus) has the opposite effect (Photo 6, SA -2). The manual says using the SA ring will change the angle of view so you will need to adjust your composition. Turning SA to +2 enlarged the subject without moving the lens closer (Photo 5). SA -2 made the subject smaller without moving the lens farther away. I used the lens with a Canon R5. Later I looked at the metadata for the JPEG and CR3 files, but didn't see any indication of the SA setting. I'm not sure if the SA setting is stored in the metadata, or what software would be needed to view it. Pressing the INFO button on a Canon R5 displays a great deal of data about an image, but SA setting does not appear. If you want to keep track of your SA settings, you may need to write it down.

Better than EF version

By Ray
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

It's much better than it's EF version with more magnifying rate, more sharp macro photo.

Great Lens

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-12

I've use the 100mm macro for several weeks and have found it to be very sharp and excellent for in-camera focus blending. I previously had the EF 100mm macro and find the RF model to be sharper and focus more quickly. Very pleased with the lens.

my first RF glass - it is great

By Sam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

I have been very happy with my RF100mm macro lens. It does a great job of stabilization so I don't have to drag a tripod around to do macro photography in the field especially for moving subjects (like bees). Autofocus and photo quality are great, and it takes great regular photos too. All of these were with the R5.

Beautiful lens

By Ken
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-24

Purchased lens strictly for macro use. A beautiful lens

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