Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
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Kevin, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: The IS makes this lens awesome. I can shoot images at 1 to 1 handheld no problem and get very sharp images. I used this in the rainy humid environment of costa rica for a week and had no problem with fogging of the lens.
Excerpt: I have been a professional photographer for 25 years, specializing in product photography. Being approached to photograph jewelry, I was not about to turn down business in today's market. I read all the reviews and tutorials, and settled upon Canon's EF25 II Extension tube to be used with my Canon 90 T/S lens to take advantage of the f-32 capability and the increased depth of field this f-stop provides.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction, Tack sharp images
Excerpt: I purchased this lens mainly for its macro feature. I had to make a decision between the L and non-L, and fortunately I chose the L. The image stabilizer feature is especially useful for the macro, since I am a video shooter, I don't always use a tripod, and the IS does help a lot. As a lot of people mentioned, the focus does generate some sound, might cause a slight problem if you record sound via the internal mic.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I first used this a couple of years ago when Canon came to Acadia National Park to demo their products and offered learning courses. I had a great time photographing bugs and learning about it. This lens is so far durable and the clarity is excellent even zooming in several times.
Excerpt: i've just began close-up photography and after reading many lens reviews a purchased this wonderful lens. auto focus is very fast and manual focus is also fast and accurate. the lens is light and i can even hand hold it on some small subjects.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: My most used lens since i received it, works awesome as a macro lens, takes amazing quality photos, and can also be used as a regular 100mm lens for regular photography too. totally love this lens, no issues at all with it.
Excerpt: I bought this lens just before Christmas, specifically for macro photography. I am very pleased with its performance. It also makes a great portrait lens. When the image stabilizer is turned on, the lens makes some noise, but I can live with it.
Excerpt: This is an AWESOME lens! I wasn't sure I like the size of it, but it's really easy to handle. I don't care for the long lens hood that's provided with it, so I've ordered a shorter one, with which I can use the Canon snap on lens cap. I use the lens for close-up product photograpy, and really like the features such as being able to turn OFF or ON the auto focus and the Image Stabilizer.
Excerpt: Canon 100 mm S/2.8 L macro IS USM lens is a great lens for any kind of macro work but I've also found it to be a great lens for portraits as well. As a professional I like when a tool can be used for several purposes. I originally wanted this lens for ring shots and other details at weddings. Which is why I went with the IS capabilities. After using it for an engagement session I was impressed with the quality and bokeh for portraits.