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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens - 3554B002

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15 Elements In 12 Groups/ Inner Focusing System With USM/ Full-Time Manual Focus Available/ 67mm Filter Size/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens, Model 3554B002

Canon's newest "L" series lens is its first mid-telephoto macro lens to include Canon's sophisticated Image Stabilization. With the highest quality optics available, combined with near-silent Ultrasonic focusing and life-size close-up capabilities without an adapter, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is simply unrivalled. This is the first lens on the market to incorporate Canon's new Hybrid Image Stabilization Technology. Hybrid IS effectively compensates for both angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting. The lens was developed to expand users' photographing range and allow a wider range of users to easily enjoy macro photography.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 23.4°
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.99 ft./0.3m (maximum close-up magnification: 1x)
  • Filter Size: 67mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 3.1"
  • Length: 4.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 22 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

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  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens
 
4.7

(based on 56 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (43)
  • Superior build quality (31)
  • Fast auto-focus (30)

Cons

  • Poor build quality (5)
  • Slow auto-focus (4)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Everything you might expect, IS behaves well

    I wasn't certain this lens would be a good value or choice for an APS-C camera. Having recently purchased a 7D, I felt the focal length might be too long, but...Read complete review

    I wasn't certain this lens would be a good value or choice for an APS-C camera. Having recently purchased a 7D, I felt the focal length might be too long, but didn’t want the EF-S 60mm macro, when I expect to purchase a body with a full-frame sensor in a couple years. For anyone considering a 100mm Macro, I'm 6x6" tall, and was able to squeeze in an 8x11� sheet of paper on the floor, while standing with my 20D. I evaluated the EF 100mm Macro and this lens side-by-side. The older 100mm Macro has a great reputation. From the specifications, you'll see that the new lens is slightly longer, and weighs more. The build quality is excellent and consistent with an L lens. Optics are precise. Color and Bokeh are outstanding, as review samples attest. Auto focus and manual focus are smooth and deliberate. As with other Macros, the focus is precise, but moves slower than a standard telephoto lens of the same focal length. It takes approximately 2.5 seconds to focus from infinity to .3m. It takes approximately 3.0 seconds to focus from .3m to infinity, as the mechanism delays .5 seconds when autofocus is initiated. The focusing limiter selector switch functions well, eliminating the time to focus, if you know your subject will be between .3m to .5m, or .5m to infinity. The ranges offer a good compromise between focusing element travel and practical subject distances. .3m to .5m represents a 180 degree turn of the focusing ring, and .5m to infinity represents about a 150 degree turn of the focusing ring. I purchased this lens over the older 100mm Macro for the image stabilization. The image stabilization allows the hand held use of the lens under brighter lighting conditions. The image stabilization certainly behaves differently from other L lenses at 100mm. Telephoto IS may allow you to pan, this lens does not. Better shots will be obtained with IS on while tracking a moving subject; however, IS on this lens is no substitute for a telephoto with panning IS ability. The new IS technology does seem better suited for macro shots than earlier IS techonlogy. The subject seems to "stick" on this lens, as compared with images that seem to "float" with other IS lenses. IS compensates for movement quite well, but I will shoot low-light subjects on a tripod. With IS on and and shooting at 2.8, the depth of field is extremely shallow. Any movement toward or away from the subject will result in an out-of-focus image. My 1.6 sensor certainly exacerbates the problem. If you need to obtain a more adequate depth of field, you must shoot at 8.0 or above, which will require longer shutter times under low lighting. Outdoors, this lens will provide unique opportunities in allowing one to complete hand-held shots of bright-lit subjects, especially if you have a full-frame sensor.

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    Plastic, plastic, plastic!

    Having owned many Canon lenses (25+) over the past 30 years, this lens is by far the one that uses the lowest grade of materials at this price. The plastic is so...Read complete review

    Having owned many Canon lenses (25+) over the past 30 years, this lens is by far the one that uses the lowest grade of materials at this price. The plastic is so thin that if you pinch the focus ring while manual focusing, it sticks! Even the lens barrel flexes! Very cheesy! Does it really deserve the 'L" series designation? You be the judge. If fact, when my lens arrived new in the box, the image stabilization elements were "floating" around loose inside the lens. I found out later that this is caused by removing the lens from a camera before the IS motors have shut off. QC problem from Canon? Did a lens to lens test against my superbly built 70-200 f/2.8L IS II lens, and found the zoom to be better at all settings except macro, of course. So, don't buy this if you don't need it much for macro. Consider the supurb 100mm f/2, at less than half the price if you just do portraits and such.

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    5.0

    Wow And Wom

    By panright2

    from Television Pro, Kentucky

    Pros

    • Superior build quality
    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

        I seldom write lens reviews but I have to say this lens blows me away. The sharpness is incredible. Not only is it an excellent macro lens, it is superb for automobile product shots and general photography. I would highly recommend this lens. The build is excellent and the auto-focus is fast and consistent. Well worth the cost.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic lens!

        By RBL

        from North Carolina

        Pros

        • Fast auto-focus
        • Super-sharp images

        Cons

        • plastic housing but that keeps its weight down.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

          I have used this lens for over 2 years now, with both crop frame and full frame DSLR's (T3i/5d,6d) - it is one of the best pieces of Canon glass that I own, if not the best. If you do a lot of outdoor macro/closeup work, as I do, I would heartily recommend that you have one of these mounted as your first choice. On the rare occasions where I've done portrait work, it excels at that, too. The colors are sharp, and the bokeh is amazing!!!!!

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          5.0

          Excellent Lens

          By Michael

          from Tampa, FL

          Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

          This is such a versatile lens. It is sharp to the edges and very bright. I am very happy I purchased it.

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          (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My favorite lens!!!

          By Stonewall

          from Dallas, Texas

          Pros

          • Fast auto-focus
          • smooth and quiet auto-focus
          • Superior build quality
          • Super-sharp images

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

              I had wanted to buy a dedicated macro lens, and after debating this versus the non-L version I make the leap and purchased this lens. Within a month, this has become my absolute favorite lens! If I could only keep one lens this would be it. In addition to its macro capabilities, which are great (especially if you add a Canon 25mm extender), the optics and bokeh on this lens are superb!!! The level of detail it captures, even at f/2.8, is simply amazing. Portraits, hummingbirds, dragonflies, you name it. This lens has the clarity and speed to do so much more than just macro. If you are thinking about it, just get it. You won't regret it!

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent product

              By Easybaydoc

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Fast auto-focus
              • Super-sharp images

              Cons

              • occasional wrong focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

                Overall this is an excellent lens. It shows great details and expresses full potential as a macro L lens. Job well done, Canon! Although it's slightly pricey, it's worth every penny. It occasionally focuses on an undesired area of the object on auto mode, but by switching to manual mode will fix the problem. It's also good for portrait shooting as well.

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                (23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Lens!

                By Indy

                from Indianapolis, IN

                Pros

                • Fast auto-focus
                • geat bokeh
                • hand-holdable for close-ups
                • Superior build quality
                • Super-sharp images

                Cons

                • lacks a tripod collar

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

                  I am surprised at some of the recent reviews of this lens. I think the lens itself is near perfect as a carry-every-day close-up/macro lens. While using this in the field, it is light weight for its reach and aperture, a perfect focal length for working distance and portability, and the AF and IS are both excellent. Very sharp images and excellent bokeh, rivaling that of the excellent (but less field flexible) 180mm macro. Sometimes I go hiking with my kids, and they have no patience for time-consuming tripod set-ups. No worries! The IS on this lens is so good, you can get a high keeper rate hand-holding â€" just be a little discerning with what you are taking. Handholding, you might not get that true 1:1 macro head shot of a snail, but you can get awesome close-up, frame-filling shots you won’t get without an IS macro lens. On days without the kids, I carry along a macro-oriented tripod, switch off the AF, and get super tack sharp images in all sorts of lighting conditions. Some have commented on the use of plastic on this lens. True, but the plastic here is of a much higher quality than a standard lens, it has a great feel to it, and adds to the lenses ease of use through lighter weight. I have found everything about it’s construction to be top notch. I have but one complaint and one warning. The lens does NOT come with a tripod collar, which is a huge shortcoming for any serious tripod-based macro photography. You will have to buy the tripod collar separately. And if you plan to use one of Canon’s excellent macro ring lighting systems, you will need a step-down adapter, as the macro ring and the barrel diameter of this lens are not the same. Canon makes a solution for both, but really â€" no excuse for not including the tripod collar. The lens itself, however, is simply fantastic â€" thumbs way up!

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                  (6 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Faulty Focus

                  By b4noesis

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor build quality
                    • poor manual mode

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

                      Repeatedly the salesperson tried to reset my camera settings for all Auto. I explained I shoot in Manual Mode and preset the camera for each shoot. After clearing most Custom Settings, he handed the camera to me in frustration. After using this new purchase, I understand his frustration. There is little-to-no control in Manual focus mode. Each shoot requires an exposure/focus lock-up or the lens slips out of focus. This lens is heavy, the subject depth of field near irrelevant, and the focal length frustratingly impossible for clean, sharp lines. Lens action requires swift zoom x5, x10 in viewfinder to assure clarity after locking drive. Restart process if not clear. Too much work!

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                      (16 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Plastic, plastic, plastic!

                      By PJC

                      from Fargo, ND

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Overpriced!
                        • Poor build quality
                        • Semi-sharp images

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

                          Having owned many Canon lenses (25+) over the past 30 years, this lens is by far the one that uses the lowest grade of materials at this price. The plastic is so thin that if you pinch the focus ring while manual focusing, it sticks! Even the lens barrel flexes! Very cheesy! Does it really deserve the 'L" series designation? You be the judge. If fact, when my lens arrived new in the box, the image stabilization elements were "floating" around loose inside the lens. I found out later that this is caused by removing the lens from a camera before the IS motors have shut off. QC problem from Canon? Did a lens to lens test against my superbly built 70-200 f/2.8L IS II lens, and found the zoom to be better at all settings except macro, of course. So, don't buy this if you don't need it much for macro. Consider the supurb 100mm f/2, at less than half the price if you just do portraits and such.

                          Comment on this review

                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Truely Outstanding Lens

                          By Bugsy

                          from Waldport, Oregon

                          Pros

                          • fantastic color and contrast
                          • Fast auto-focus
                          • Superior build quality
                          • Super-sharp images

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

                              I have had this lens for 6 months and have shot a range of subjects from tree moss to car shows and could not be happier with the performance. The images snap with color and contrast. The auto focus is clean and fast and the photos are sharp. It took me a while to get the nerve to pony up the bucks for this lens, but it was well worth it in my opinion.

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                              (10 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Cheap case

                              By SnookieSam

                              from Westerly, ri

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Cheap case

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Camera Lens:

                                  Decent lens, overpriced, extremely cheap and flimsy case. Would not recommend.

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