Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1' Min. Focus
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Floating Focusing System
  • Focus Range Limiter
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon 100mm f/2.8 overview

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Optimized for close-up shooting, the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM from Canon mixes a comfortable short telephoto focal length with a short working distance. As a macro lens, first and foremost, this lens affords a life-size, 1:1 maximum magnification along with a 1' minimum focusing distance and the 100mm focal length is also well-suited for portraiture and other mid-length subjects. Benefitting image quality, one ultra-low dispersion element is featured, which limits color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity, and a Super Spectra coating is also applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast. A three-group internal floating focusing system is also used to maintain image quality throughout the entire focus range and an Ultrasonic Motor provides quick and quiet autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus control.

Short telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 160mm equivalent focal length.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1' to suit working with close-up subjects.
One ultra-low dispersion (UD) element greatly reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Three-group floating elements system along with an internal focusing design helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range.
Focus Limiter switch lets you constrain the focusing to two different ranges for faster focusing performance: 1'-infinity and 1.6'-infinity.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Optional rotating tripod collar is available and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.

Canon 100mm f/2.8 specs

Performance
Focal Length 100mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 24°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.02' / 31 cm
Magnification 1.0x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Optical Design 12 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Optional Removable - rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.11 x 4.69" / 79 x 119 mm
Weight 1.32 lb / 600 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 5.4 x 5.4"

Canon 100mm f/2.8 reviews

EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 837.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lens really helps our product Let me get my one major gripe out of the way, I wish this lens were an L series. My two lesser gripes, I wish it had IS and that the AF was faster. Now with that out of the way, this lens has become the best thing for presenting our product. Especially on our website. The f/2.8 really helps me get the consumers' eye where I want it in the picture. The blurs are great. To make my gripes pointless, Canon doesn't offer a macro L series with IS, so this is, I believe, the best macro lens available. Portraits look great with this lens. All my portraits I take of myself, I take with this lens. Images are super sharp, an above good lens but below great.
Date published: 2009-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite lenses I've owned this lens for about three months now and it quickly became one of my favorite lenses. Shooting in macro has always been one of my favorite styles but I always had to make due with my standard zoom. This lens makes it so easy to create a perfect shot. When shooting in macro, I found it easier to use the manual focus because with such a narrow depth of field, many times it did not find the point I wanted it to focus on. However, It works great if youre shooting portraits. It being a f 2.8, it's shoots well in low light conditions and the motor is nice and quiet. Overall. I'm very pleased
Date published: 2012-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it now. Discontinued. Great lens. Of course if you are reading this review, you have probably read so many others which laud the lens. I want to add that for the copy work I do (shooting oil paintings), the great advantage is in the flatness of the image and the reduction in glare afforded by the longer focal length. Also, for your reassurance, the MTF chart (no longer available on Canon's site unfortunately - I got a technician to send it to me) shows very consistent focus and little aberration, far better than the 50mm lens I was using. Not as good as an L-series, but competitive performance and far better price. Buy it while they are still available - they are discontinued by Canon.
Date published: 2010-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very sharp lens! This lens is very sharp! Whether you are shooting a macro or portrait, the result is what you are expecting from Canon! the built quality is solid. Although now Canon released a L version of this lens which has IS but if you shoot your object with tripod (which you should if you really want the best macro) then IS isn't important to you. the only L is the weather proofing. If you use this lens indoor or it doesn't expose to any water or rain then you should be fine. The quality between the L and non L are pretty similar. Only if you blow up the pics and the L will show a bit more detail. it won't matter to many of us. for a price like this with the quality, you just can't beat it!
Date published: 2011-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SHARP. As usual... Canon does not disappoint. It is quite common for a single focal length lens to be a bit sharper than zoom lens'. This is also the case with this 100mm F/28 lens built by Canon. I've always preached buying the brand lens to match the users camera body. Seems to have always worked well for me. I'm using this lens in my studio and it is very sharp indeed. The autofocus is also very fast and accurate. I've used this lens for about a month now and processed approximately 300 portraits through it and am very pleased with the results. Have also used this lens on two food shoots with tripod and natural light and came out on top.
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Macro Lens For the price, you couldn't ask for more. The lens is solidly built, has decent AF performance in fair and better light conditions, and is TOO sharp. This lens puts my 300mm L to shame as far as sharpness goes. The handling is great, though the focus ring isn't as smooth as that of L lenses. To take advantage of this lens you'll need a sturdy tripod, a nice flash, and a remote shutter control. If you're serious about macro, get this lens over the new L IS version. Use the money you saved for another prime. This is truly the best deal out there right now. It very well may be the most fun/dollar I've had with anything.
Date published: 2010-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Macro/Medium FL Telephoto Lens I am an amateur photographer with about 20 years film and 20 years digital experience. I recently purchased this lens for my new 70D. The bottom line, for the photography I'm interested in I decided that the Image Stabilization (IS) wasn't a necessity so I chose this lens and I very happy with my choice. This is a great value, high quality image, macro photography is outstanding and the auto focus function works extremely well. It feels like a solidly built lens, I'm not concerned with the weight. I highly recommend that you look seriously at this lens for macro and medium telephoto applications where is IS isn't required.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100mm f/2.8 Macro I've had this lens for about a week now, and right out of the box I did some sharpness testing and wow! This is a fantastic lens all around. Wide open it's extremely sharp, so much so that I didn't really notice much of an improvement stopping down. I am using it on a 7d right now, so I'm not sure exactly how the corners fare on a full frame, but so far so good. I think the only reason that you would spring the extra $ for the L version is if you absolutely need IS. To me it's not worth double the price so this is my lens. In terms of sharpness, everything else I've used on a DSLR pales by comparison. If you need a macro GET THIS LENS!
Date published: 2012-01-13
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