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

Super high quality macro lens

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

Product code: 18445 (4960999635170)

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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.

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Product Reviews

4.8
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Sharp focus, Consistent output, Strong construction, Quick focus, Easily interchangeable
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.

LensTip.com

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.

TechRadar UK
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.

PhotoReview

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.

Shutterbug

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.

Photography Life

It’s rare to find a macro lens that doesn’t perform admirably during a lens test and so I wasn’t surprised that the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM performed almost flawlessly. It’s a well-built lens with weather sealing to boot.

DP Review

Just occasionally a lens turns up which delivers such implausibly good results in our studio tests that I have to go back and repeat everything, double checking all settings to make sure I haven't done something wrong.

What Digital Camera

Image-stabilised, full-frame macro lens offering exceptional image quality.

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WEX

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.

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.

LensTip.com

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

WEX

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!

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!

LensTip.com

I don't have tons of experience whit L glass, but I think that this is my favorite one from those I use. Overall I'm rather pleased for value for my money. Yes it's plastic but still rather solid feeling and I'm just happy when I can save some weight from my shoulders.

WEX

If I'm taking a day at a gardens then there really is no other choice, I have had to buy a second copy just to stop the wife stealing mine. Very nice to use especially on the 5DmkIII - I have also used it on 7DmkI, 1DmkIV as well as the 1DX and the results are always the same - perfect.

Wex Photo Video

If I'm taking a day at a gardens then there really is no other choice, I have had to buy a second copy just to stop the wife stealing mine. Very nice to use especially on the 5DmkIII - I have also used it on 7DmkI, 1DmkIV as well as the 1DX and the results are always the same - perfect.

LensTip.com

if you want make some good pictures in macro you have to buy this lens

WEX

This is my first and to date only lens, purchased after buying a second hand 450D (body only). Quite an expensive lens for a first buy but easy to use and produces superb images. Focus is fast but it will constantly "search" with the slightest movement in Macro so using the Focus range limiter is...

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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