Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
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Takes A Little Practice
Ludis, B&H Photo
6 January 2015
Excerpt: I like the size, weight, and picture quality. This is not a heavy lens. My only concern is the AF ... it can travel a lot, depending on the (side of the lens) focus range setting. I have to remember to set it according to estimated distance of the object I am shooting to ensure the quickest focusing ,.. this took some "getting used to". Now, that I am trained, it works quite well for me.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I love how sharp the image comes out. The first thing I did was taking pictures of a snail outside. Although it looks extremely sharp, even at f/10 I could get one side of a snail in focus, focusing manually. Only then I found out from blogs that shallow depth of field was a main con of macro photography in general. There are tricks to work around this though. I still like the lens and keeping it.
Excerpt: The Lens is very helpful for the food photography that I do at work, but when it comes to taking photos of people for portraits, or things that are moving, the focusing comes to fall short a bit... All in all, a very good purchase; excellent image quality and wonderful bokeh.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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