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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
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  • 4 stop Hybrid IS (Image Stabilizer)
  • Life size image reproduction (1:1)
  • UD lens element
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Ultra low dispersion (UD) lens element
  • 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)​
  • Ring type USM AF motor
  • Optional tripod collar
  • Metal Mount
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

The EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM, part of Canon’s prestigious L series, and first featuring an Image Stabilizer with angle and shift detection that is highly effective at close focusing distances.

  • Canon L-series high performance macro
  • 4 stop Hybrid IS
  • Life size image reproduction (1:1)
  • UD lens element
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Three position distance limiter
  • 9 blade circular aperture for beautiful bokeh
  • Ring type USM AF motor
  • Optional tripod collar

Macro lens with Image Stabilizer setting new standards for performance and features.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Hybrid Image Stabilizer
The new Image Stabilizer designed specifically for inclusion in a macro lens. It is able to correct lens shift movement as well as the angular movement that most IS systems can correct. This provides 2-stops of correction during 1.0x magnification, increasing to 3-stops at 0.5x magnification and 4-stops during normal shooting.

Ultra low dispersion (UD) lens element ensures high image qualityA UD element within the lens design effectively removes chromatic aberration. This allows for excellent image quality with high resolution, high contrast and excellent colour reproduction.

Focus limiter switch
To enhance the photographer’s use of the lens, it is fitted with a 3 position focus limiter switch. With limits for close up subjects, distant subjects and all subjects, the user is able to increase the autofocus speed making quick shots a possibility.

Beautiful background blur with 9 blade circular aperture
A circular blade aperture helps to create attractive, even background bokeh when isolating subjects at wide apertures.

Fast quiet autofocus
The ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) drives extremely rapid autofocus with near-silent operation. Full time mechanical manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m.

Reviews

"So you can use it for macros which is great for landscape and commercial photographers working in product photography. It’s wonderful for portraits, benefiting any portrait artist especially those working in tighter spaces. There’s also the entire wedding photography industry, which requires a multitude of images shot over the period of a day. While I find the macro feature a bit unnecessary for ring photos at a wedding, it doesn’t hurt to have that kind of leverage, while taking away reliance on a tripod with IS and a lighter build for a long day… I’d strongly advocate this lens’ use at weddings, as long as

Post date: 27/11/2012 - 22:04

"Mounted on the Canon 20D, the lens is very sharp, even wide open at ƒ/2.8. At this aperture setting almost the entire frame is shows just over one blur unit, though there is some corner shading at the bottom of the frame approaching 2 blur units. Stopping down only improves these results, reaching

Post date: 01/10/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
16.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
3.2 TStop
Distortion: 
0.10%
Vignetting: 
-1.5 EV
Chr. aberration: 
11.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Macro
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
100mm
Angle of view: 
24°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
1.0x
Lens construction: 
15 elements 12 groups (Ultra low dispersion (UD) lens element)
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.30m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 4-stops Hybrid Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
77.0mm
Length: 
123.0mm
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing details: 
Dust-proof and moisture-proof
Filter Diameter: 
67 mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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