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Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens - 2518A003

Abt Model: 2518A003 | UPC Code: 082966212826
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f/2-22 Aperture/ 8-Blade Diaphragm/ 100mm Focal Length/ 58mm Filter Size/ Metal Filter Thread And Front Barrel For Durability/ USM Autofocuses The Lens Quickly And Quietly/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens - 2518A003

Despite the large maximum aperture, the lens remains compact. Lens group 5 moves for rear focusing, and sharp, crisp pictures are obtained at all apertures. The background blur is ideal for portraits. The USM autofocuses the lens quickly and quietly.

Features:

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture: f/2-22
  • Ultrasonic focus Motor
  • 8-Blade diaphragm
  • Sharp lens, large maximum aperture, remains compact.
  • Metal filter thread and barrel front
  • Autofocus

Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 100mm
  • Aperture: Min. - f/22 Max. f/2
  • Format Compatibility: 35mm Film/ Full-Framge Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
  • Angle of View: 24°
  • Magnification: 0.14x
  • Filter Size: 58mm
  • Min. Focus Distance: 2.95 ft.

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 2.95"
  • Length: 2.89"
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CompatibilityCanon
TypeMacro
Filter Size58mm
  

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Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus (7)
  • Super-sharp images (7)
  • Superior build quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

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Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

Great Lens !!

By 

from Castries, Saint Lucia

Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

I bought this lens not knowing what to expect. It was my first prime lens which I got myself and for some reason, I picked this 100mm over the nifty fifty. When I finally received it, it was a really good lens. But when I kept using it over the months, I realized that this was a great lens. I prefer it to the 50mm f/1.8 II. I love taking portraits with this lens, especially of my dogs. I have taken many great photos with this lens and now, I use it more than any other lens that I own. It is the main lens on my camera.

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5.0

Superb

By 

from Gilbert, AZ

Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

Superb medium telephoto landscape lens on full-frame at apertures ranging from f/8-f/16. Clean and sharp edge to edge, nearly zero distortion, and great color/contrast. It's exactly what you want for professional landscape work. I only use prime lenses.. The obvious alternate choice for me before purchasing this lens was the 135mm L. Unless you must have the additional 35mm and the added robust built quality, the 100 is a smarter choice for landscape work. It's more then half the price and wonderfully light weight. It handles so nicely on the tripod. A full-frame camera body is heavy enough. The last thing I want or need is an overbuilt front heavy L lens. L lenses are just not as important on primes. Zooms are a different story. Based on technical reviews, 135mm L mostly excels in the extreme large aperture range (f/2-f/2.8) for specialty shallow depth of field work. That aperture range is irrelevant in landscape photography. If you can get past not having a red ring around the front and if you don't throw your gear around like chunk a firewood, save some money and buy the 100mm f/2. It wont let you down. Its a smart buy.

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5.0

Highly Under-rated Lens

By 

from Iowa

Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

This is the only non-L lens in my kit. It is often overlooked because of Canon's other 100mm offerings and some say that the 2.8L IS macro makes this lens redundant. If you shoot macro and want something that doubles as a portrait lens, then by all means go for the 2.8L IS. If you want a great portrait lens at 100, this is better wide open than the macro. For me, 100 mm is the perfect focal length for portraits on full frame. This lens is super sharp, has practically no distortion, and focuses lightning fast even though it is one of the older lenses in Canon's lineup. Creamy bokeh, and the lens looks unobtrusive and doesn't scream "expensive". Although it is not an L lens, it is very solidly built and even has a metal filter thread.

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5.0

One of the great lenses

By 

from Wiltshire, UK

Pros

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

Cons

  • no red ring

Best Uses

    Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

    This lens is very well built, it may not be fully sealed but in my opinion that's the only thing stopping this having a red ring. The lens does not move either the front or rear element for focussing which means it is naturally reluctant to attract moisture or dust internally. The proper ring-USM focuses nearly immediately, it's frighteningly sharp even wide open, the Boke and low light ability is lovely thanks to its wide aperture. What would I change? IS is obvious by its absence, but that would bump up the price and frankly is unnecessary given its wide aperture. I would probably change the aperture blades by adding one as this currently has an even number and that means half as many spikes on sunstars when stopped down... that's it. As anyone can see I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel to find anything wrong with this lens.

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    4.0

    Surprising lens!

    By 

    from New York, NY

    Pros

    • Image Quality

    Cons

    • Lacks Is

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

      Despite its age, that's still an amazing lens. Unfortunately, it lacks the stabilizer and the AF is not up to the best Canon lenses, but other than that, this lens is just great. Distortion is negligible, vignetting is very well controlled and sharpness is very good throughout the whole frame even at f/2. Bokeh is nice even stopping down. Build quality is good and the quite large MF ring is very helpful if you use the lens with a follow focus. In my opinion, the only reason to spend more money for the 135/2 is the addictional focal lenght and the "L" built quality. Other than that, you won't miss anything with the 100/2. I really hope for a new IS version with the same optical quality...

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      5.0

      I love this lens

      By 

      from Texas

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

          I love this lens, I use it on a Canon 5D Mark II for very low light theater photography and I get some really stunning photographs. Even in situations when there is almost no light I am able to obtain really good results.

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          5.0

          Excellent mid-range prime

          By 

          from Southern New Jersey

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

              This is an amazing and affordable mid-range prime lens. Often over shadowed by the 85 f1.8, the 100 provides a little more reach for those of us that don't like to be too close. The bokeh is smooth, the images sharp. The focus is acceptable, however, does hunt in low lighting, despite the f2. I have "L" lenses, and I can honestly say, this is one of Canon's non "L" that feels, shots and performs like it deserves the red strip. Excellent lens.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great portrait

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Fast auto-focus
              • Super-sharp images

              Cons

              • loud autofocus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

                Yes- its better than the 85. Buuuuut both are loooouuudddd when autofocusing... I wish they would come out with a mii with a silent autofocus. It sounds like someone is chattering their teeth... Other than that, great little lens for portraits and candids- long but small so people dont know ur taking a photo of them... Get it!

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                (56 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One prime and shoot heads, look here...

                By 

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Pros

                • Fast auto-focus
                • Quiet AF
                • Resonably priced
                • Superior build quality
                • Super-sharp images

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

                    If you can only buy one prime and shoot a lot of heads the EF 100 2L USM is the one to buy! Oh sure the EF 135 2L USM may be a bit sharper on film or high-end FF EOS 1Ds XX body and it is a lot more sexy than the more pedestrian EF 100 2 USM. But what the EF 2 USM lacks in sexy it gives back in real world image quality, much lighter weight and saves you enough money to buy another good prime. This is another workhorse lens that splits the range between the EF 85 1.8USM and EF 135 2L USM and because of it is less narrowly defined in what you can do with it. Depending on your EOS sensor format it can be used for a lot of different subjects and can produce very fine images if you do your part. A bit more money for some reason than the shorter faster EF 85 1.8USM but has the extra reach you may need or want on a smaller format chip EOS body. Similar build to the EF 85 1.8USM which is to say solid feeling with fast and quiet focusing. Another excellent image and value lens IMO.

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                    5.0

                    Great Portrait Lens!

                    By 

                    from Chattanooga, TN

                    Pros

                    • Fast auto-focus
                    • Super-sharp images

                    Cons

                    • No image stabilizer

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Full Frame Camera Lens:

                      I recieved this lens for Christmas, hoping for a great portrait lens. And I got just that! This lens is amazing for portraits! The Bokeh is soo buttery! The colour and contrast are right on, and the sharpness is like a razor! Great great lens! The only con is, I wish it had image stabilizer. You either need UBER steady hands, or a tripod. This lens is not ment to go out to a party and get candid shots. But if you're serious about getting a better feel for portrait photography, this is a great starting point! You will not be dissapointed!

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