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8.7 out of 10

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

Despite the large maximum aperture, the lens remains compact. Le Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp Canon lens but!!!

Ali Roustai, Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: I recently purchased the new Zeiss Otus 50mm and I needed a simple portrait lens so I got this canon Lens! I was very pleasantly surprised by both the sharpness and Bokeh of this lens! Actually the image quality is about equal or better than any canon lens that I have used, however just like the Canon 85 f 1.2 and the Canon 70-200 its has a soft blur when u use it between F 2 to 4, making skin tones too soft for my taste (when zoomed in at %100) In the past I have had...
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast Focus and affordable

Rizvan, Bestbuy
26 November 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens to take portrait of my son and it works good.
  • Pros: Fast focusing
  • Cons: N/A
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens!

Movie Lover, Amazon
3 September 2013
  • Summary: This lens is a great buy for the money. I can't afford a super "high end" glass, and after reading the reviews thought I'd give this one a try. It turned out to be a great addition to my arsenal; whether I'm shooting stills or video.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great cheap prime.

Nikola, Amazon
10 August 2013
  • Summary: Good bang for the buck -- it's like the 50 1.4's Uncle Jim-Bob. Unfortunately, it's a somewhat awkward length, at least on full-frame, and I ended up selling it a few months later because it graced the front of my camera just once in that time. The one time it did was at a concert, and I got some phenomenal shots out of it. Truly impressive, I just never found a need for it after that.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0

Surprising lens!

Lurcus, Canon
20 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Despite its age, that's still an amazing lens. Unfortunately, it lacks the stabilizer and the AF is not up to the best Canon lenses, but other than that, this lens is just great. Distortion is negligible, vignetting is very well controlled and sharpness is very good throughout the whole frame even at f/2. Bokeh is nice even stopping down. Build quality is good and the quite large MF ring is very helpful if you use the lens with a follow focus.
  • Pros: image quality
  • Cons: lacks is
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good small fast lest!

Rosen Kalpachki, Amazon
21 March 2013
  • Summary: Fast lens with good price, small weight, comfortable when I'm traveling, solid construction, small and cheap filters, perfect for portraits.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

AbramG, Fredmiranda
8 October 2011
  • Conclusion: I no longer have this lens, but I really enjoyed it while I did. The quality it produces is really excellent. AF is very quick and responsive and it works great in low light. My only complaint is that the build quality could have been better. When I sold the lens, it must have been dropped or something during shipping because upon arrival the focus ring was jammed (though my shipping box and materials were still perfectly intact) Could have been a fluke scenario, I don't...
  • Pros: Sharp wide-open, fantastic bokeh, responsive AF, physically a small and compact lens for the focal length.
  • Cons: build could be more durable..
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Overall 8
8.0

Razor sharp in ideal lighting conditions

Kate Stokes, Amazon
7 August 2011
  • Summary: This lens is razor, razor, razor sharp in ideal lighting conditions. You won't find any difference between this lens and any L lens when shooting in ideal lighting conditions (outdoors on a sunny day or indoors with lighting equipment/flash). I find this to be noticeably sharper than the 85mm f/1.8 in this respect. In less than ideal conditions, however, the lens starts to falter.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love this Lens ! BUT...

Mr AMZ, Amazon
14 February 2011
  • Summary: Perfect Telephoto for those candid shots ! I'm not sure why people rave about the 100mm f2.8 macro when this lens has bigger aperture, smaller size, & metal mount. I love this lens on my 7D. Along with the Sigma 30mm 1.4, I'm all set. If only i could afford the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II ! BEST BANG 4 YOUR BUCK ! Without sacrificing Build or Image Quality ! UPDATE: I sold this due to in poor lighting i couldn't get sharp shots. I wish it had IS.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great unknown gem

Guillermo "Guillermo", Amazon
15 January 2011
  • Summary: I Love this lens. The bokeh is amazing, great contrast, colors an focusing speed. Plus is very small and light. Lighter than my Tamron 17-50 f2.8. I wanted a cheap telephoto for weddings and a fast lens with a big aperture for portraits. I didn't have the money for a Canon 70-200 f2.8 and the 50mm f1.4 didn't seem very useful to me. This lens fits my two needs. Great portrait lens (a little long for my cropped camera, wich makes it a 160mm lens)and life saver telephoto.
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