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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
9.4 out of 10

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lens

Steve, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I got this to complement my Sigma 150 f/2.8 macro, which has too much reach for some types of closeup shots. The color rendition and contrast are superb, and it is very sharp. Autofocus is fast and accurate. It is also relatively light, even though it seems well constructed.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp lens, good image stabilization, somewhat noisy focus

Bob_B, B&H Photo
24 December 2015
  • Excerpt: These are my initial impressions of the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro IS USM lens: 1. Very sharp at macro distances 2. Good contrast with limited vignetting 3. Image stabilization very good, maybe excellent 4. USM focus mechanism a bit slow and noisy when compared to other Canon USM IS lenses I own.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Exactly what I'd hoped for.

chris, B&H Photo
23 December 2015
  • Excerpt: Great clarity. Tack. Realized right away I wanted to use manual focus more than not. Actually using it for our beautiful ocean sunsets as well as the small stuff.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

A very versatile macro lens

Hyperope, B&H Photo
21 December 2015
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased this lens for capturing images of small plants and wildlife. It has enough reach that I don't need to get too close, and I can capture a wide range of subjects. It even works well as a simple 100mm prime.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

It's a game changer

Jrome59, B&H Photo
2 December 2015
  • Excerpt: My go to lens is my canon 70-200 2.8. Even after purchasing the 100mm macro I have to say that is still true. However, I have never felt like my close-up portrait work was As good as I liked. Problem solved!
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice effect with shallow DOF

rmz, B&H Photo
12 October 2015
  • Excerpt: Works great as a macro lens, and nice DOF when stopped down. Great for portraits wide open - nice soft background.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing dept of field for a fraction of the price.

Chauder, B&H Photo
18 September 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a great product for it's price. It works well in low light and it is very light to carry around compared to the 70-200mm I own. Granted the quality is not going to be 100% like the 70-200mm lens, however it does give you a run for your money.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Slow AF, otherwise and excellent lens

Shan, B&H Photo
30 August 2015
  • Excerpt: Auto Focus is slow and sometimes misses the target. The IS works very well. Amazing lens for macro work and portrait photography. Very nice bokeh.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great image quality, slow autofocus

DavidV, B&H Photo
16 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I use this lens mostly on a 7D2. It makes very nice images very sharp (even on the crop sensor camera), high contrast, great background blur. I like it a lot and I'm not going to be parting with it any time soon. However, the autofocus performance in low light has been something of a disappointment.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing image quality, but poor focusing in low light

RndmNmbr, B&H Photo
7 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I'm using this lens on a 7D2 body. Compared to other lenses this one focuses noticeably slower and has more trouble in low light than any other lens I own, including some much much cheaper glass.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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