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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

PC Magazine
27 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM may not be the company's top of the line macro lens, but it does capture sharp images with 1:1 magnification.
  • Pros: Sharp images. 1:1 magnification. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: Prone to color fringing. Lens hood not included. No image stabilization.
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Value for money 8
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Overall quality 7
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Build quality 9
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM L IS macro (Full Format) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
3 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM L IS macro is a very fine lens and a welcome new option in the market. The resolution is generally very high although the border quality could be a little better at large aperture settings. Typical for macro lenses distortions are a non-issue. Vignetting is only a real problem at f/2.8. The quality of the bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is excellent and among the best that we've see here.
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7.7
Value for money 8
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Overall quality 7
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Build quality 8
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro (full format) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
3 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro may not have the shiny reputation of an L grade lens but it's a great performer nonetheless. It provides sharp images straight from f/2.8 all the way down to f/16 and neither distortions nor lateral CAs are something to worry about. It produces some pronounced vignetting at f/2.8 but within the full format test scope it's actually better than most here. The amount of LoCAs (bokeh fringing) is comparatively moderate even at f/2.8.
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Value for money 8
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro - (APS-C) Review / Test Report

photozone.de
29 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro may be a comparatively old lens by now but it's still capable of playing in the top league - easily. It provides sharp images straight from f/2.8 and it's downright excellent between f/4 and f/8. Diffraction effects reduces the performance thereafter but it's fine to use all the way down to f/16. Neither distortions nor lateral CAs are something to worry about.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
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Overall quality 8
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Build quality 9
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM L IS macro (APS-C) - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
29 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM L IS macro has a comparatively easy play in the APS-C arena. The center to corner resolution is very high up to f/11 and even f/16 is a perfectly usable setting here. Typical for macro lenses distortions are a non-issue. Vignetting is only a slight problem at f/2.8. Lateral CAs are well controlled although potentially (just) visible at the borders.
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Value for money 8
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Build quality 8
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
7 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The old EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens had a superb reputation but Canon managed to keep up the performance of the USM successor despite of the introduction of a true IF design allowing to keep a constant lens length throughout the focus range. Mechanically this is a drastic improvement due to the absence of any moving outer parts that could suck in dust or wear out more easily.
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