Summary: I love the Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 USM Lens for Canon. It's one of the top lens people want in their bucket list. It is an macro lens so you should know how to use macro type lens before you buy it because this lens is really good. It is more preferable than the L lens since it is cheaper, the only difference is that that one is weather proof but they both have the same quality.
Conclusion: If you want to jump into macro photography making compromise in image quality, this lens is the perfect choice, here is why: - Very good image quality, L rated. - Nice build quality. - A joy to use the very large focusing ring. - Pretty good for portrait too. A couple of things: - Don't think about doing macro photography without flash! we are using a 580EX II + pocketwizard.
Pros: A bargain, sharp image, build quality, large and nice focusing ring
Conclusion: MY ONLY QUALM IS THE DEPTH OF FIELD, AND TRYING TO BALANCE DEPTH AND AVAILABLE\E LIGHT WHILE TRYING TO KEEP THE SHUTTER SPEED DOWN SO I DONT HAVE TO PUT IT ON A TRIPOD. THE FOCUS IS INCREDIBLY SHARP, MY FAVORITE FEATURE. I WISH THE IS WAS AVAILABLE WHEN I BOUGHT THIS ONE. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION IS I LIKE THIS LENS BUT THIS IS NOT A LENS FOR BEGINNERS.