Macro lenses - how good is the 100L?

Started May 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Macro lenses - how good is the 100L?

sean lancaster wrote:

I am considering a 90 or 100 macro lens at the moment. I see the Canon 100L version is on sale this month for $899, so I'll most likely get it.

Good price.  It's an excellent lens and performs very well with non-macro subjects too.  I find the IS incredibly useful (even at macro ranges), and the AI Servo AF is surprisingly fast and accurate even when shooting macros.  Note: Get a rubber hood for shooting close stuff, as the included hood is very deep.

But the non L version scores the worst at DxOMark:

IMHO DxO relies a bit too much on lab tests (which can create a sense of separation where there really is none worth noting), and not enough on actual results (Images).  Remember, images are the Truth.


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