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Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM EF Lens


  • Lens is suitable for: Canon EOS APS-C (EF-S) & Full Frame (EF)
  • Fitting: Canon EF/EFs
  • Telephoto PRIME
  • Macro
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: 18445 (4960999635170)

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Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM EF Lens

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Product Details

The Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS USM is not only a best seller, but is an award winning lens.  And you can see why.  The image quality is out of this world.  Built with L-series glass and with image stabiliser, this is one lens that should be in your kit bag.

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 11.8" Min. Focus
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Focus Range Limiter
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

L-series quality

The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Hybrid Image Stabilizer

The new Image Stabilizer designed specifically for inclusion in a macro lens. It is able to correct lens shift movement as well as the angular movement that most IS systems can correct. This provides 2-stops of correction during 1.0x magnification, increasing to 3-stops at 0.5x magnification and 4-stops during normal shooting.

Ultra low dispersion (UD) lens element ensures high image quality

A UD element within the lens design effectively removes chromatic aberration. This allows for excellent image quality with high resolution, high contrast and excellent colour reproduction.

Focus limiter switch

To enhance the photographer’s use of the lens, it is fitted with a 3 position focus limiter switch. With limits for close up subjects, distant subjects and all subjects, the user is able to increase the autofocus speed making quick shots a possibility.

Beautiful background blur with 9 blade circular aperture

A circular blade aperture helps to create attractive, even background bokeh when isolating subjects at wide apertures.

Fast quiet autofocus

The ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) drives extremely rapid autofocus with near-silent operation. Full time mechanical manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m.

Product Reviews

based on 2695 ratings This score is based on all expert and user reviews that TestFreaks has collected for this product. Reviews and scores are collected from more than 30 countries but only reviews in selected languages are shown below.
Sharp focus, Consistent output, Strong construction, Quick focus, Easily interchangeable
Amateur Photographer

Andy Westlake admires an innovative macro lens for Canon's EOS R-series full-frame mirrorless cameras

Trusted Reviews

In short, this is clearly a very impressive lens in all respects. It is also keenly priced. Yes, for only about £150 more you could buy Canon’s very capable 24-105mm f/4 zoom, which is a better all-rounder, but the 100mm macro is not meant to be an all-rounder: it has been conceived for one specific...

Practical Photography

Verdict: Though this lens is expensive, it has a lot to offer. It has weather-sealing, image stabilisation and near-silent auto-focus. However, if you don’t own a Canon camera, this lens isn’t going to fit.

TechRadar UK

A new Hybrid IS system and L-series construction

It is practically a faultless lens. If anybody wants to exchange the older EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro USM model for the new L series and can afford it, there shouldn’t be a moment’s hesitation. You can gain in everything – picture quality, barrel quality, stabilization.


Canon's first macro lens with image stabilisation. Here we see whether it's one 'L' of a lens.

Practical Photography

Canon’s premium 100mm L-series macro offers 123mm of sturdy plastic design, but with a respectable weight of 625g. The standout feature is the Hybrid optical IS, helping negate rotational and linear camera shake and giving back 4 stops, though less at 1x magnification.


A high-quality macro lens with specially-designed image stabilisation plus dust- and moisture-resistant sealing.Back in July 2009, Canon announced a new ‘hybrid’ image stabilisation system designed for macro photography.

The Digital Picture

I consider a telephoto macro lens to be a mandatory part of my kit and always include the best available option. What is the best Canon macro lens? Focus shift aside, the Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens is that lens.


If you like to photograph small things, such as stamps, coins, butterflies, bugs, maybe even hummingbirds or toy trains like me, adding the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens to your system is a must.

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John Lewis

I've had many Canon lenses over many years of my photography hobby and can say that this Macro lens does not disappoint!The quality of the product is second to none, and it makes an excellent addition to my kit.Secondly it's also a great portrait lens, so multi purpose making it even better...


Right, please don't consider me an expert in macro, I bought this lens to learn and discover a new form of photography. I love it. The world gets so much bigger when you're searching for small details. Fast autofocus but macro does require patience and reframing a lot. But holy hell. I love it.

Wex Photo Video

I have the 60mm macro lens but this lens is far better. You don't have to get as close. Can easily take shots of bugs without getting too close and scaring them off and is also great hand held. There are a few pics attached that I took on the day of purchase in the garden.

Castle Cameras

A superb lens, both lovely to use and well balanced. I'm used to the EF version, but this has a greater magnification; great results

Harrison Cameras

I had wanted a macro lens for a while, and after reading reviews online this was the one I decided on. I was lucky to get the last one in stock! It has lived up to the reviews, a really great lens to use, very clear pictures and detail.

Clifton Cameras

very happy with my purchase. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment


When I first read the reviews and the feedback of the fortunate photographers using this lens before release, i was expecting this to be a great lens.... and when I finally got mine (preordered as soon as it was possible) i went out to test it. And i was blown away!

Wex Photo Video

This is a professional Canon Lens which says it all! Strong construction, razor sharp and as well as being one of the best (if no the best!) Macro lens on the market it is also a superb portrait lens. It is a worthy addition to my camera bag, go on, buy it you know it makes sense!

Clifton Cameras

A great addition to the kit, a solidly built L series lens with excellent image quality. Additional IS feature is highly effective. Fast, silent, and accurate autofocus.

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