Primarily designed for close-up shooting, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM from Canon is a versatile L-series short telephoto prime that is also well-suited for portraiture and other mid-range subjects. As a macro lens, however, this 100mm offers a life-size, 1:1 maximum magnification and an 11.8" minimum focusing distance. Complementing close-up shooting, an Image Stabilizer is featured that minimizes camera shake by two stops at full 1:1 magnification, or up to four stops at lower magnifications for sharper handheld shooting. Also contributing to smooth and intuitive handling, a ring-type USM and internal focusing design offers quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. In regard to its optical assets, one ultra-low dispersion element is featured, to control color fringing and chromatic aberrations, and a Super Spectra coating has been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity. Additionally, as an L-series lens, this 100mm f/2.8 is weather-sealed for working in inclement conditions.
- EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
- One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
- Super Spectra Coating
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Overview
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Specs
|Lens Format Coverage|
|Angle of View|
|Minimum Focus Distance|
11.81" / 30 cm
|Macro Reproduction Ratio|
15 Elements in 12 Groups
Removable and Rotating (Optional)
67 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)|
3.06 x 4.84" / 77.7 x 123 mm
1.38 lb / 625 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
8.4 x 5.4 x 5.4"
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Reviews
My most favorite lens
Amazing! Highly recommended! This is the lens I alway bring with when I walk in the parks.
I traded in the non L-Series 100 mm f2.8 for the L series. As Oxana Bayul said on winning the the 1994 Winter Olympics Women's Singles Individual Figure Skating:"Unbuhlivable!"
Canon L magic for macro and short telephoto prime
Sharp as a tack in macro and as a short tele prime with pleasing bokeh. I still have the 5D III but now trying it with and adapter to a mirrorless from another manufacturer. I did a similar setup last year when making a large set of family photographs, using the adapter, the 70~200 2.8 EF L and mirrorless and wow, Images looked great!
First time out in the field with this lens and it stood up well to the cold temps, sideways rain, and wind that Spring tends to bring to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. It was easy to use, even for an amateur like me. After considering this purchase for quite a while I'm happy to have made the investment. I can hardly wait to take this lens hiking and be able to capture the finer details of the forest. What a great addition to my already-found love of landscape/nature photography. Photos were taken with a Canon EOS 6D Mark II, which was also purchased through B&H.
Super sharp lens.
This Canon EF 100mm 2.8 L portrait lens is exceptionally sharp. Because of its wide focusing range in take a little time to lock focus but in not a problem. It is an excellent close up lens and a great portrait lens as well. It's fairly compact but does sport a super large lens hood that can be annoying. The new RF version is excellent as well but it is not compatible if you shoot say an R5 and 5D.
I purchased this lens a couple months ago and have used it more then any other lens I own. Sharp and crisp photos and the auto focus is super fast on my 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV. One complaint I have noticed from others is it does not feel like a $1300 lens and I would agree. It doesn't feel as heavy duty as some other Canon lens but I don't know if that really matters as long it produces sharp photos. I have a Canon 70mm to 200mm and a Canon 100mm to 400mm and I know they will be damaged just as this lens would be if dropped. If you want an awesome macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro IS USM lens is the way to go in my opinion. d
Lives Up To Its Reputation
I was on the fence about getting this lens for the past couple of years. I finally decided to purchase it for use with my R6 via a Canon EF/RF adapter. It is definitely as tack sharp as many other reviewers point out. I tried it out on a few small flowers and bugs, and it performed flawlessly. I also did a few portraits, and the bokeh was probably one of the best I've seen. I also tested it out on my older Canon 7dmk2, and it performed equally amazing! If you are on the fence about getting this lens like I was, go for it!
This lens is fantastic. I have not a single regret about buying it. It has crystal clear clarity, and it is easy to use. I got it primarily for the Macro, but it takes beautiful portraits too. You will not be sorry!
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