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


  • Lens is suitable for: Canon EOS Full Frame Mirrorless (RF)
  • Fitting: Canon RF
  • Lens Type: Macro
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: 100280 (4549292168075)

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


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Product Details

Canon RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM

Features and benefits:

  • 1.4x Macro magnification - Revealing detail other macro lenses cannot
  • Spherical Aberration Control - For the ultimate control over Bokeh and soft focus
  • F2.8 - For great performance in all situations
  • Dual Nano USM - For smooth, fast and near-silent focusing
  • Up to 5-stops optical Hybrid Image Stabilizer - Exceptional stability in low light levels
  • Lens Control Ring - Change settings while still viewing the subject

Get closer, with images larger than life

The RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM is the world’s first* AF macro lens with an incredible 1.4x close-up magnification, delivering stunning images. A Spherical Aberration Control ring lets you vary the Bokeh with a soft-focus effect, making this an exquisite portrait lens too.

Spherical Aberration Control Ring

The RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM features a Spherical Aberration (SA) Control mechanism to specify the look of out of focus bokeh areas, both in front and behind the subject and produces a soft-focus effect on the subject itself. An additional control ring on the lens is used to govern an electronic cam that actuates the focusing and floating lens groups independently by using two Nano USMs to change their location from infinity to close-up and change spherical aberration. This alters the bokeh for the desired effect.

Hybrid Image Stabilizer

The RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM has an optical Hybrid Image Stabilizer offering up to 5-stops compensation (CIPA standard) or up to 8-stops with coordinated Image Stabilisation with a camera that has an In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS) system (CIPA standard and tested with the EOS R5). Due to the high magnifications found in macro photography vibrations are greatly exaggerated. Canon’s Hybrid IS tackles this by providing up to 2-stops of IS at 1x magnification (under Canon’s test conditions). The combination of this and high-speed RF communication means that this lens surpasses the best technology in the EF range. With compatible Canon cameras that feature in-body stabilisation, higher levels of compensation are possible.

Dual Nano USM focusing motor

Using two Nano USM AF motors helps drive the lightweight optical elements with speed, precision and control, in near silence – ideal for video and stills. For high-speed focusing, a more compact lens design and closer focusing, a floating lens group system was used which required two focus motors. One Nano USM is used for the conventional focusing group and the other for the floating focus group allowing them to be driven independently for the SA control as well as focus breathing suppression.

Product Reviews

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.

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.

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

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
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