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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens - 4657A006

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100mm Focal Length/ 1:2.8 Maximum Aperture/ 24 Diagonal Angle Of View/ Focus Adjustment Inner Focusing System With USM/ 0.31m / 1 ft Closest Focusing Distance/ 58mm Filter Size/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens - 4657A006

Autofocus lens for macro photography up to life-size (1x) magnification. Inner focusing affords a long working distance of 5.9in. (149mm) at 1x. A 3-group floating system results in excellent delineation at all focusing distances. Ring USM for silent and high-speed AF, and full-time manual focusing also provided.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 100mm 1:2.8
  • Lens Construction 12 elements in 8 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View 24°
  • Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance 0.31m / 1 ft. (film plane to subject)
  • Filter Size 58mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 3.1"
  • Length: 4.7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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HanoverCanon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
 
4.9

(based on 31 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (17)
  • Superior build quality (15)
  • Fast auto-focus (8)

Cons

  • Slow auto-focus (4)
  • No image stabilization (3)

Best Uses

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Reviewed by 31 customers

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great lens

By 

from Palm Desert,CA

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus
  • Super-sharp images

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

      I use this lens for high school sports and macro and I'm very pleased with its results great boke and super sharp.

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      (44 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent lens: here are some suggestions:

      By 

      from Anaheim, CA

      Pros

      • Fast auto-focus
      • Superior build quality
      • Super-sharp images

      Cons

      • Pretty heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

        The short take: I have gotten outstanding macro photographs of subjects like insects and plants using this lens. Here are tips on what has worked for me: For macro work, I ALWAYS set the lens to manual focus, because the autofocus mechanism just cannot "find" extremely small subjects. As other reviewers have noted, you will need a tripod for macro work. For extreme close-ups or for telephoto work--at least in my opinion--megapixels matter. I traded in my Canon XSi 12 mp camera body for an 18 mp T2i. The increased megapixels allow me to crop macro images without loss of detail. I love the results! I ALWAYS use the optical viewfinder for composing shots. The only time I use the LCD is to check the exposure and the sharpness on images I have already taken. Perhaps other users are more adept, but I find that I can determine neither accuracy of focus nor depth of field using the LCD alone. Because of this focus problem, I initially hated my Canon outfit (after first making the transition from film to digital). But then I purchased a third-party focusing screen equipped with split-image rangefinder and microprism collar--just like my old film camera used to have. Now, using the optical viewfinder, I get nice, crisp results. I love it! The outfit (T2i + macro lens) is a little heavy. The lens weighs 20.5 oz. When I am out in the field, I use a harness instead of a neckstrap, to eliminate the stress to my neck. I have been using my EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro for three years now, and I strongly recommend it. I also find that Canon hardware and software is pretty intuitive, and that it lets me do what I want to do.

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        (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One of my favorite lenses

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Excellent Image Quality
        • Great DOF
        • Quiet
        • Works great in low light

        Cons

        • a bit heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

          I've owned this lens for about three months now and it quickly became one of my favorite lenses. Shooting in macro has always been one of my favorite styles but I always had to make due with my standard zoom. This lens makes it so easy to create a perfect shot. When shooting in macro, I found it easier to use the manual focus because with such a narrow depth of field, many times it did not find the point I wanted it to focus on. However, It works great if youre shooting portraits. It being a f 2.8, it's shoots well in low light conditions and the motor is nice and quiet. Overall. I'm very pleased

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          (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible

          By 

          from Southern, Maine

          Pros

          • Extremely sharp
          • Incredible construction
          • no abberations

          Cons

          • None come to mind

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

            The images that are produced with the lens are incredible. Unbelievably sharp. Not only is it an incredible macro lens but a wonderful portrait lens as well. (its so sharp, you may want to kick it back a bit in post production for the portraits.) some people complain about the slow autofocus, that is a normal characteristic of a macro lens. As for image stabilization,, when shooting macro its a non issue, put this lens on a tripod and you have all the stabilization you could ever need. I just picked up an extra one of these lenses as I am scared that the new IS 100mm 2.8 will replace this incrdible lens. You can check any review site around and they will all tell you that this is one of the best lenses around PERIOD.....

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            (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Christmas Present

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

            I've always loved macro photography but didn't really have any dedicated macro lenses. I used telephoto lenses with extension tubes for the most part. My wife recently bought me an EF F/2.8 100mm Macro lens and what a difference. Like others have said, it is razor sharp; however, taking macro photos really does require a tripod and all your camera body has (such as mirror lockup and remote shutter release). When you do these, the 100mm macro delivers! You might also want to consider a ring light as your normal flash is useless. When taking macro shots, auto focus does hunt or doesn't work at all which isn't surprising IF you're taking handheld shots. If you're using a tripod then all works well unless the subject is in motion. When that happens I simply switch to manual focus and all is well with the world. The 100mm macro is my sharpest lens with greatest sharpness throughout the frame occurring at F/8. Does it matter that it doesn't have image stabilization? No. All manufacturers recommend turning IS off if you're using a tripod as the IS can, itself, add vibrations. Thus, that's paying for a feature in macro photography that won't be used much. Tests also show that while you might get 3-4 stops IS when not doing macro photography, you'll likely only get 1, maybe 2, stops off tripod for macro work. So is it really worth it? Not in my opinion.

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            (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of Canon's Finest

            By 

            from Albuquerque, NM

            Pros

            • Accurate focus
            • Beautiful Bokeh
            • Good Contrast
            • Great Color
            • Lightweight
            • Super Sharp

            Cons

            • focus hunts
            • No Image Stabilization

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

              I use the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro on a 7D body, making its effective focal length 160mm. Not only does this lens take wonderful macro shots, it's a fantastic performer anywhere its focal length suits you, with action shots as its only exception. Macro lenses just aren't fast-focusing, so you can't really fault its tendency to hunt. But once it finds its focus point, it's highly accurate and tack-sharp. I'm pretty sure this is the sharpest lens I've ever used. At the same time, that makes sense to me; when some of the things you can focus on are just a few hundred molecules wide, it HAS to be sharp to resolve them properly. If you're shooting macros handheld with this lens, use a single focus point on the 'AI' focus setting for best results, but the magic happens on a tripod with manual focus at f/32. (Don't forget to Enable Mirror Lockup to eliminate the vibration of the mirror slap.) The 100mm Macro has beautiful color and contrast, along with an almost complete absence of chromatic aberration and very little distortion: it's one impressive piece of glass, worthy of a red strip to be sure. Wide open, the 100mm Macro has a beautiful background blur, and a flawless, super-smooth bokeh. It's comparable to the 50mm f/1.2L in my opinion, pure butter. Grab this lens while there are still copies to be had. It's been replaced by the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS (haven't used that one yet, but I'd bet it's impressive!) The thing is, you can get this lens for a fraction of the cost of the L ...you'd be hard-pressed to find a better value...a MUST have Canon lens.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One of Canon's Finest Works

              By 

              from Albuquerque, NM

              Pros

              • Accurate focus
              • Beautiful Color
              • buttery bokeh
              • Excellent Contrast
              • Super Sharp
              • Super value
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • autofocus hunts
              • No Image Stabilization
              • Not weather sealed

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

                I use the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro on a 7D body, making its effective focal length 160mm. Not only does this lens take wonderful macro shots, it's a fantastic performer anywhere its focal length suits you, with action shots as its only exception. Macro lenses just aren't fast-focusing, so you can't really fault its tendency to hunt. But once it finds its focus point, it's highly accurate and tack-sharp. I'm pretty sure this is the sharpest lens I've ever used. At the same time, that makes sense to me; when some of the things you can focus on are just a few hundred molecules wide, it HAS to be sharp to resolve them properly. If you're shooting macros handheld with this lens, use a single focus point on the 'AI' focus setting for best results, but the magic happens on a tripod with manual focus at f/32. (Don't forget to Enable Mirror Lockup to eliminate the vibration of the mirror slap.) The 100mm Macro has beautiful color and contrast, along with an almost complete absence of chromatic aberration and very little distortion: it's one impressive piece of glass, worthy of a red strip to be sure. Wide open, the 100mm Macro has a beautiful background blur, and a flawless, super-smooth bokeh. It's comparable to the 50mm f/1.2L in my opinion, pure butter. Grab this lens while there's still copies to be had. It's been replaced by the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS (haven't used that one yet, but I'd bet it's impressive!) The thing is, you can get this lens for a fraction of the cost of the L: if you evaluate it fully, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better value...a MUST have Canon lens.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great lens

                By 

                from GE

                Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

                This now my favorite lens. Everything about it is great, especially sharpness, warmth and bokeh. One of superb lens for Macro and Portraits.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic for coins!

                By 

                from New York City

                Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

                I bought this lens back in 2005 to photograph rare coins and after more than six years and thousands of photos I am still in awe of it. Surgical sharpness and fantastic manual focus, it still works perfectly and is a joy to use. Depth of field is limited but this is not an issue with coins. Build quality is as good as my 17mm-40mm L-Series Super Wide, amazing considering the price. HIGHLY recommended!

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great lens

                By 

                from San Diego

                Comments about Hanover Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens:

                This now my favorite lens. Everything about it is great, especially sharpness, warmth. and bokeh.

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