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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
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.
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Does the efs60mm f/2.8 Macro USM fit on a EOS 5D Mark III camera body?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. The Canon 5D Mark III is not compatible with EF-S Lenses.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2020-01-23

What is the biggest difference between the Canon ...

What is the biggest difference between the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro and the f/2.8L Macro? Thanks
Asked by: Rita
The "L" version has image stabilization, higher quality Canon L series optics, Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm, and Weather-Sealed Construction.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-06-05


I've been reading lots of reviews on Macro lenses in the 90-105mm focal length, and I seem to sense that in this focal length range the better it is to look for one with image stabilization. There'll be times when I can use a tripod and not need it, but I like to be able to handhold when I'm out hiking and don't want to lug a tripod with me. I usually stick with Canon lenses since I have an EOS 70D, but I also like affordability. What would be your recommendation between a Sigma macro lens with OS and a Tamron macro with VC in the focal length range I'm interested? I'm pretty sure I want to do more in the macro field as I look for new areas to try and think that I'd feel better about using a designated lens over a close-up lens.
Asked by: Anonymous
VC or IS is useless for macro work due to the extreme magnification that you're working with. learn macro shooting techniques. Or if you have a newer body crank up ISO to get fast shutter speed. The best option is to use tripod with remote trigger
Answered by: ABHIJIT S.
Date published: 2018-11-29

What type lenses does 5d Mk IV uses

What type lenses does 5d Mk IV uses
Asked by: Henry
The Canon 5D series all use EF mount lenses.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-05-08

I don't see Canon EOS 5D Mark II listed under ...

I don't see Canon EOS 5D Mark II listed under compatible cameras however I was told by a Canon retailer that it would be. What is the correct answer. First question here:What cameras is this compatible with? Answer:The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is compatible with all current Canon DSLR camera bodies. (APS-C or Full Frame). Can I use this with my Canon 5D Mark II?
Asked by: Susan
Correct, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens is compatible with the 5D mark II as it covers full-frame sensors and uses Canon's EF mount for connection.
Answered by: Michael A
Date published: 2019-04-01

How do I make the whole piece of whatever I am ...

How do I make the whole piece of whatever I am trying to take a picture of focused instead of just pieces of it? No focusing option.. Confused lol
Asked by: Megan
When shooting close-ups with the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens you should stop the lens down to f/16 to f/32. This will give you more depth of field. You should also focus 2/3rd back on your subject.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2019-01-30


Hi, it says in specifications that the tripod collar is Optional Removable. Does that mean that a tripod collar fits on the lens, or that when you buy this lens you get one?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens does not come with a tripod collar. It is an optional accessory that will fit on the lens.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What is the working distance in Macro? Is it less than a foot?
Asked by: Anonymous
The minimum focusing distance of this lens is right at 1 ft. Keep in mind that distance is from the camera sensor to the subject, not the front of the lens to the subject.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2021-06-05
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