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9.7 out of 10

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

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Overall 8
8.0

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
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Max sharp min depth of field

Bazilikus, B&H Photo
24 November 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Macros, decent focusing abilit

Marc Jacobs, B&H Photo
2 October 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

great macro lens

TessP, B&H Photo
18 September 2014
  • 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
10 September 2014
  • 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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