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

BH #CA10028LMIS • MFR #3554B002
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS 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
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.
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Overview

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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.

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 11.8" 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.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. The effectiveness of this system compensates for up to two stops of camera shake at 1:1 magnification, three stops at 1:2 magnification, and four stops at lower magnifications.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), and internal focusing design, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Focus Limiter switch lets you constrain the focusing to three different ranges for faster focusing performance: 11.8"-1.6', 1.6'-infinity, and the full 11.8"-infinity range.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is 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: 013803108620

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

Focal Length100mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View24°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating (Optional)
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.06 x 4.84" / 77.7 x 123 mm
Weight1.38 lb / 625 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.055 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.3 x 5.45 x 5.35"

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

My absolute favorite lens

By Victoria
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

I love this lens. It takes the most beautiful pictures. It is crisp and amazing. The image stabilization is a complete game changer. Being able to shoot macro freehand is unreal. I use it for food photography but it would also be amazing for nature photography. You can really get those super sharp macro shots of a bee on a flower or rain drops on leaves. I use it with my Canon 6D Mark II. My go to lens before this was 24-70 but now I find I use that less and less in favor of this lens.

A joy To use !

By TTmaven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

This lens is a real joy to use with excellent, solid, and well balanced build quality - sharp and reliable focus - longer, more useful, distance to subject than many other macro lenses - super color and white balance with reliable, repeatable results. Worth the cost. Just plain good. You will enjoy this lens. My customers and friends are impressed with my macro work and (don't tell anyone, but i do it all hand-held in a simple home studio with a couple of cheap studio strobes) and results are top end professional quality. Just get one and never look back. TT

Edit: Loose Elements

By James
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

B & H responded to my review loose elements stating that the rattle isn't a loose lens but the autofocus. Ran a few tests after visiting the Canon site. There's still a little rattle but not as bad. The focus seems sharp but the autofocus is still a little hesitant. I can live with that as long as focus stays sharp. Not one of Canon's more solid feeling lenses. Have to use it more to see if I warm up to it.

Loose Elements

By James
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-17

Bought new from B & H. I have used 3 times total. Pictures are sharp but autofocus is very slow. Then, I just noticed a rattle. Seems to be a loose lens element. Googled and it appears to be a common problem. I doubt Canon will cover the repair seeing it is probably out of warranty. Not good for a $1000 lens. I am very disappointed. Was hoping to make this one of my main lenses.

Macro

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-13

Great lens quick focus. Sharp. I'm using this for underwater photography and extremely pleased.

Love it, Love it, Love it!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

Money well spent! Canon never fails to provide top quality products.

Wonderful Lens

By Henry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

I would never regret of this purchase. Have helped me a lot and is so sharp and clean.

A whole new world!

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-11

This a fabulous lens in quality and features and opens up the whole new world of macro, in which cool photographic adventures happen in what would otherwise by just mundane everyday life!

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Lens only used 3 times but is out of warranty. ...

Lens only used 3 times but is out of warranty. There's a rattle inside the lens. Sounds like a loose element. Will Canon fix lens due to Manufacturing/QC issue? Seems like this issue is something more than normal for this lens.
Asked by: James
Nothing is wrong with the lens that rattle is the optical image stabilizer in side the lens.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-12-19

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is it compatible with Canon T3 camera?
Asked by: Alvaro G.
yes
Answered by: HAROLD E.
Date published: 2018-08-27

will you recommend put a lens filter on this ...

will you recommend put a lens filter on this Macro lens?
Asked by: Michael
Using a 67mm close-up filter will impact the optical quality of your lens. You will be able to magnified the subject but the sharpness wont be the same.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2021-10-28

Is this lens compatible with the Canon eos m3 ...

Is this lens compatible with the Canon eos m3 using the canon adapter?
Asked by: Cynthia
Yes, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens is compatible with the Canon Eos M3, using the a few different adapters. The Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Canon EOS M Camera System is one of the best.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2020-03-31

If I place a B+W clear filter, then the Macrolite ...

If I place a B+W clear filter, then the Macrolite adapter and then the MT-14Ex ringflash will it cause any vignetting?
Asked by: Clifford
It won't cause vignetting because 100mm is a very narrow angle of view. If it was 16mm it would cause vignetting but not 100mm.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-04-26

Is precision manual focus practical for this lens ...

Is precision manual focus practical for this lens on critical copy photography, especially 1:1 for copying 35mm film?
Asked by: Danny
Yes. I would recommend using EOS Utility to view it on a computer screen in order to see greater detail for better focus.
Answered by: Gary
Date published: 2020-02-27

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Is it compatible with Sigma MC-11 adapter for Sony E-mount?
Asked by: Thales
Yes, it is compatible. That means it will mount and it will focus. As to what AF features, modes and speed are, that will come from you testing it to see if it is to your satiscfaction.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this compatible with 6D full frame?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L is compatible with the Canon 6D.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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