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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 Length
100mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/32
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
24°
Minimum Focus Distance
11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification
1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:1
Optical Design
15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Removable and Rotating (Optional)
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.06 x 4.84" / 77.7 x 123 mm
Weight
1.38 lb / 625 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4 x 5.4 x 5.4"

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

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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: Jim
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 it is compatible with all Canon DSLRs.
Answered by: Roger H.
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: Papa Bear
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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