Excerpt: I shoot cast headshots, for Community Theatre productions in Ringgold, GA. I have used a 50mm Macro lens, for my portrait shots, and am looking forward to using this my new Canon 100mm Macro Lens not only for the Canon quality, but also for more separation between my subject and the camera. I have been using Canon products for over 50 years, and have never been disappointed with any!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I'm enjoying the new macro possibilities. I'm finding best results require using a tripod if up real close and shooting f8 or higher. If money was no object, then I might prefer the IS version. But as it is I'm happily sharing clear and clean macro images on my blog.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: This lens is a must - have prime lens. You definitely get the best bang for your buck. Super sharp, crisp pictures, fast lens. Ideal for close ups. The only thing missing is the lens hood - you have to order it separately.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: This is by far one of the sharpest lenses on the market, even holding its own against the most expensive glass by Canon, Nikon and even Zeiss (which Nikon and Zeiss owners will foam at the mouth at hearing, but the results of shooting with this lens don't lie). It's also one of the most versatile, since it's a true macro lens which does double- and even triple-duty as an incredible portrait lens and fast medium telephoto.
Excerpt: In the past I've rented this lens for the occasional commercial project but I picked up a job where I needed the lens for a couple of weeks so it finally made sense to buy one. I mainly shoot headshots and I love my 70-200 but I'm really impressed with this 100 mm. Images are crisp across the frame and with very little CA. The bokeh probably isn't as 'creamy' as the 70-200 at full tele but it's less than 25% of the cost and it feels like 10% of the weight!