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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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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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8.3
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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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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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Expert Review

Photo answers
17 September 2009
  • Excerpt: While some macro lens barrels extend alarmingly to focus in really close, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM uses an internal focusing mechanism so the lens remains the same length at all times. Focusing is virtually silent, thanks to the ultrasonic motor (USM), and very accurate with minimal hunting.
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Value for money 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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