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Canon Telephoto EF 100mm F/2.8 USM Macro Lens

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$749.99 As Advertised

Reg. $829.99


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Autofocus lens for macro photography up to life-size (1x) magnification.


    • For use with Canon SLR cameras
    • 100mm focal length
    • F/2.8 aperture
  • Brand Description


  • Focal Length


  • Lens Aperture


  • Lens System

    Canon EF

  • Localization

    North America

  • Manufacturer Warranty

    1 year limited warranty

  • Mount Type

    Canon EF

  • Type

    Camera lens

Canon Telephoto EF 100mm F/2.8 USM Macro Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for sunny conditions, basically I've had this lens for many years now being used on my 60D THE PROS: The image quality is spectacular. Everything is very crisp above f/3.5. f/2.8 is nice but the DOF is way too shallow and the parts that are in focus are not as crisp. The autofocus is quiet but very slow and goes unused for the most part because the DOF in macro photography is often too shallow to use. THE CONS: For being a f/2.8, it's not a fast lens, meaning it's not good in low light conditions. I almost never use it even close to sunset unless I have my lens mounted ring light or a flash. It is heavy as well. Long term use of this lens becomes very uncomfortable on my neck. It is tough to use this lens for portraits. It being a 100mm fixed lens, you have to stand unusually far away from your subject. In retrospect, I wish I spent the money on a shorter, lighter macro lens that has better low light performance and is better with portraits
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great lens I use this lens for high school sports and macro and I'm very pleased with its results great boke and super sharp.
Date published: 2013-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens: here are some suggestions: The short take: I have gotten outstanding macro photographs of subjects like insects and plants using this lens. Here are tips on what has worked for me: For macro work, I ALWAYS set the lens to manual focus, because the autofocus mechanism just cannot "find" extremely small subjects. As other reviewers have noted, you will need a tripod for macro work. For extreme close-ups or for telephoto work--at least in my opinion--megapixels matter. I traded in my Canon XSi 12 mp camera body for an 18 mp T2i. The increased megapixels allow me to crop macro images without loss of detail. I love the results! I ALWAYS use the optical viewfinder for composing shots. The only time I use the LCD is to check the exposure and the sharpness on images I have already taken. Perhaps other users are more adept, but I find that I can determine neither accuracy of focus nor depth of field using the LCD alone. Because of this focus problem, I initially hated my Canon outfit (after first making the transition from film to digital). But then I purchased a third-party focusing screen equipped with split-image rangefinder and microprism collar--just like my old film camera used to have. Now, using the optical viewfinder, I get nice, crisp results. I love it! The outfit (T2i + macro lens) is a little heavy. The lens weighs 20.5 oz. When I am out in the field, I use a harness instead of a neckstrap, to eliminate the stress to my neck. I have been using my EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro for three years now, and I strongly recommend it. I also find that Canon hardware and software is pretty intuitive, and that it lets me do what I want to do.
Date published: 2012-07-19
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