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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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Overall 6
6.0

good lens but might be better if had IS

Ashish, B&H Photo
29 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I use it mainly to take pics of my 18 month old twins. The pictures are of great quality and sharpness. the only gripe is *BLUR*, you really come to know how good IS actually is. I do not have the extra $ to get the L version but having a version with IS at mid price would had been great.The focus system seems to messed up as well.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, No IS, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Crispy pictures, but lens is very heavy

Multimedia, Bestbuy
11 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens primary to shoot pictures of my jewelry. The image quality is really excellent, but I was disappointed with other features so I...
  • Pros: Great picture quality.
  • Cons: Very heavy lens. Long minimum focus distance.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I expected

Legendaryrob, Adorama
13 December 2012
Overall 6
6.0

Macro : yes, the best Optic: no

Adrianne LeDoussier, B&H Photo
26 September 2011
  • Excerpt: it does what it means to do, Macro. if you are looking for some cheap midlevel quality macro lens this is yours. I'm Looking for something a little better since i'm not trying to make any money out of it i will invest a little more and go for the L serie or the Zeiss. if you are going to buy this to have it as workhorse and use it for commercial photography,product,macro and all that, well this is it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon 100MM F2.8 Macro

Kevin, Abes of Maine
14 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I use this for macro of flowers and insects. I have also used it for portraits as well. The lens is sharp but it is slow to focus and at times I turn off auto focus and do it manually.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Hunts for focus at times, Slow Focus, Slow Focusing
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Overall 6
6.0

does what it's supposed to

Manhole, B&H Photo
13 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Focus is sharp, close focusing distance, bought used from B&H and has a loose piece rattling around in it but it's not affecting the output, slow auto focus relative to a non macro, colors are slightly under saturated compared to L series zooms, didn't blow me away but is useful and does what it's supposed to for half the price of an L series macro.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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Overall 6
6.0

Great buy for the money

Jenn, B&H Photo
22 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I was trying to decide between this and the L lens and after reading several reviews on different forums I decided to try this first. I find that it has good stability, I get little unwanted blur and I saved a ton of money!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

disappointment...

Nimo, B&H Photo
19 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I know this len is very popular therfore,it is probably a good one but,I bought this lens 5 years ago,and used it on canon 400D, 40D and 5D mk II. The focus wsa always too slow,particularly in low light (even though f/2.8).the fact that I used it on several bodies, with the same results reveals thet the problem is not synchronization with the body. when i sent it to the lab, they said there is nothing wrong with it...
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice

LM, B&H Photo
16 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens to capture the details of tiny newborns as well as to capture detail shots during other sessions (such as engagement rings). I love the outcome of the images I capture with this lens, however it has extremely slow focus. It can be extremely frustrating.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice but heavy!

gemko, B&H Photo
29 October 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens a while ago and now I'm thinking whether I should have bought the 60mm macro instead. I find the added weight to be an issue as I'm not a fan of carrying a tripod around. Otherwise an excellent lens if the extra weight is not an issue.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
  • Cons: Heavy
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