differences

Reasons to consider the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon EF

Shorter 95 mm vs 123 mm
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More than 20% shorter
Slightly smaller diameter 74 mm vs 78 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon EF Learn more about
the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon EF

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly cheaper $129.00 vs $339.95
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The best price we've seen is $211 cheaper (2.6x less)
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Magnification Great zoom Help
1:1 (1)
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Length Shorter
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon EF

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon EF

Macro lens

$1,157 - $1,843

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

Macro lens

$1,075 - $1,099

Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon EF Competitors

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Macro lens

$60 - $349

Min focal length Better wide angle
Length Shorter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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Avatar for Jeff Skott Jeff Skott (7:18 AM, December 23, 2016)
I shoot with the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro Macro lens, and I love its handling and image quality. Not only does it perform well under macro shooting conditions, but it provides a great prime lens for portraiture, esp. on my 6D. Great value, and while I do have "L" lenses, and I love the ones I have, this is one I cannot justify trading up. The money/value ratio would simply be too high (about $400 more for Canon for nominal gain over the Tokina). Two things that I like the Canon for are 1) I like the Canon's IS mode for extra stability where a tripod may not be available, and 2) I like the standard AF/MF switch on the Canon over the clutch method used by Tokina (you get used to it very quickly, but it is a change).