Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
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The best native Canon macro.
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Well, I do agree with the rest of the reviews; It is a really good lens and you will get some really nice images using it! The connection between the 100 mm's and the 2.8 aperture gives you a fantastic range of possibilities.
Summary: If you are wondering whether IS is worth it, it is. When I first got this lense I was experimenting with the settings and when it came time for a shoot, I hadn't realized the IS was off. Very few pictures turned out sharp. My next shoot I made sure IS was on and nearly all the images are tack sharp.
Summary: Debated between purchasing the 100mm and 180mm F 3.5 macro. There might come a time where I'll wish that I had the extra 6 or so inches in minimum focusing distance but conversely, the larger aperture on the 100 will probably come in handy at some point too. Having IS is always nice as well.
Summary: The 18-200 is a nice lens and takes sharper pictures than the Tamron equivalent, but the clarity of the Nikon 50mm 1.8G is in a completely different league. What it lacks in versatility it more than makes up for in clarity and "wow" factor. On the D80, this lens functions as a 75mm prime lens.
Summary: Very sharp lens. So far I can't find anything to complain about. I have discovered that lens extenders such as the Canon EF 25 II Extension Tube do not add much magnification. The attached photo are samples from this lens.
Summary: This is one of the best lenses I've owned. Paired with my EOS 6D, I have had excellent results. The autofocus mechanism is a bit slow since it has such a large range (infinity to 1:1), but the physical switch to adjust the focal range improves the speed quite a bit.
Owned both the non-IS and the IS - this one is the keeper by far
27 February 2016
Summary: My typical Canon 6D configuration is a 35mm f/2 IS USM (an excellent lens, which I’d recommend over any walkaround lens short of possibly the 50mm/f1.2L), but there are times when a 35 just doesn’t cut it.