Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
$779 - $799
100 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/2.8
  • Canon L Series Professional
  • Canon IS Image stabilized
  • Canon USM Built-in focus motor
  • 1:1 (1) Macro

reviewswhat are people saying

"As advertised THE BEST MACRO LENS FOR YOUR MONEY! Auto focus is so smooth that you do not realize that it is on."

bhphotovideo.com

"Best lens I have bought in years. Of course, it produces great macros. But it can be used for portraits, even indoors. Portrait results blew me away."

bhphotovideo.com

"My only wish is that a tripod ring were included or a least not be so expensive."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon 5DS.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
20.4°
horizontal angle of view
100mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon Rebel T6, Canon EOS 80D and Canon T6i.

Canon EOS Rebel T6
12.7°
horizontal angle of view
161.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp
Magnification Great macro Help
1:1 (1)
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Canon IS

Cons

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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100 mm
Max focal length
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100 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:1 (1)
above average above average

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Canon USM
Image stabilization
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Canon IS
unique unique
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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123 mm
Diameter
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78 mm
Filter size
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67 mm
Weight
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0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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20.4°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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20.4°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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13.7°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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13.7°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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24.4°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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24.4°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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13.5°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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13.5°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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9°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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16.2°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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16.2°
above average above average

Competitors

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Showing 5 comments

Priyank Jaiswal (7:03 AM, September 13, 2014)
plz.. someone suggest me which macro should be best for my canon 700D, should i go for 100mm f/2.8L or 100 f/2.8 Macro lense, which one would be good for me...
 
Ron (4:44 PM, April 08, 2013)
I figured something was wrong for it to be priced at $600.
 
Megan (10:04 PM, February 02, 2013)
dont buy this of Amazon, it is not what it seems, I did it, but was lucky I sent it back and got my money back
 
Sirryche (3:20 PM, August 07, 2012)
this lens is not the IS lens the IS lens is $1200
 
Amis (0:03 PM, February 04, 2012)
Careful guys, when you click on the Amazon link for the L/ IS lens shown, it turns out to be the cheaper lens with no image stabilizer and it's not an L Lens!!!