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9.8 out of 10

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

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Overall 8
8.0

great macro lens

TessP, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I am a newborn photographer and love getting the tiny details on the baby with this lens. It's also perfect when photographing rings on a wedding. I just wish it were faster at getting the focus. It does have 3 options of macro that I love. just shooting with it (not macro) that bokeh is gorgeous and I love how it captures images.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for macro video

Le JIT Productions, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Great for macro video. I felt like there were so few reviews for video and macro that I wanted to share. It is tight and a tripod is wise but the drop off is great. I work heavily in food and drink and this is a perfect lens for a DSLR package. I even used this on a Sony F5 in conjunction with cinema lenses and it looked great with the better lenses.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable
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Overall 8
8.0

probably the best, but not perfect

pholange, B&H Photo
31 August 2014
  • Excerpt: used for a mass of product shots, small jewelry in studio setting, plus some interesting fashion ideas. additionally, ECUs of cycling components. the lens is solid and its true 1: 1 magnification makes for true macro photography. like my other canon with image stabilization, the feature is amazing in helping make macro imagery viable handheld.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

spectatular ...but..is it useful ?

fjdbassplayer, B&H Photo
8 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I used the lens for 2 short afternoons and found it impeccable in most everyway..BUT...I found I had to be inches away from my subject and pray for the wind to stop or the bugs to freeze still..a longer tele macro will fit my style of photography..
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

The image of perfection!

Galeno Garbe, B&H Photo
5 August 2014
  • Excerpt: My first L lens! Just perfect! Fast and accurate focus, extreme sharp image and the expected quality of Canon L lens. Did not get 5 stars because the body construction! Yes, for a L lens the body looks kit plastic lens. I know Canon intended to create a light lens for field use but this gave us the impressions of using non L lenses when we touch or hold the 625g.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Light Plastic Body
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Overall 8
8.0

Optically better but cheap feeling build

stevehof, B&H Photo
10 July 2014
  • Excerpt: A little sharper and better color contrast than my old 100 f2.8 Macro. I'm hoping the IS will make the swap worthwhile. This lens has a 67mm filter so you have to buy a Canon 'macro light' adapter to use a Canon ringlight or dual macro light. I would give this 5 stars but the cheap feeling plastic construction with a lens in this price range just doesn't work for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

My new "go to" lens.

KHuck, B&H Photo
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This prime lens is sharp, well constructed, and versatile. I am enjoying great results with both portraits and product shots. It is heavy enough to remind you of its quality without being cumbersome.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens

Amber, B&H Photo
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I have so far tested out this lens on some product photography and wedding like detail ring shots. It is a great lens, beautiful detail and I absolutely love the colors it produces. Like others have said it can be slow to focus and 'hunt and peck' if in low light, but if you can find a harsh edge for the lens to focus on it usually does alright.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

About what you'd expect

scottbarnettphotography, B&H Photo
14 May 2014
  • Excerpt: About what you'd expect from a prime L-series. Very sharp and smooth manual focusing. My only complaint is focus-search when going from macro to distant or vice versa. You can set the focus range, which is nice, but on full-range focus it's touch and go. This is a minor gripe..
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Super Sharp Lens

CD, B&H Photo
11 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Love this lens! Super sharp. Great for macro and portrait! Takes a bit of getting used to the focus on it but once that is figured out it is fantastic.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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