Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Announced Sep 1, 2009 •
Telephoto macro prime lens | Canon EF
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There little doubt that, all round, this is one of the very finest lenses we've seen - optically it's superb, and operationally it works very well too, with fast and positive autofocus, and one of the most effective image stabilization systems currently available. Throw in the high build quality, including dust- and splash-proofing, and it all adds up to a very desirable package indeed.

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Highly Recommended
Good for

This lens is superb, and optically, there no serious black marks against it. It offers exceptional image quality and refined handling.

Not so good for

Its Hybrid IS system is great for normal use, but is not terribly effective for close-up macro work.

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Review of Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
By: SLR Gear

Canon's really raised the bar with this lens: exceptionally sharp, even wide open at f/2.8, with strong results for resistance to chromatic aberration and distortion. Corner shading can be a tad high at f/2.8 when used on a full-frame body, but for macro work, I imagine most people will be using this lens in the stopped-down range to get as much depth-of-field as possible. The addition of image...

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