Canon's newest "L" series lens is its first mid-telephoto macro lens to include Canon's sophisticated Image Stabilization. With the highest quality optics available, combined with near-silent Ultrasonic focusing and life-size close-up capabilities without an adapter, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is simply unrivalled.
The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro and portraits, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 100mm F/2.8L: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Image stabilization, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong construction, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images
Most Liked Positive Review
This is the answer to many many prayers by Canon users: When are we going to get IS on a macro lens???? This lens has blown my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS away on the first day engagement shoot. I've shot two couples with this lens and 70-200 (together with my wife) at first she was sceptical about using a prime MACRO for portraits, but very shortly I couldn't get it back in my hands. We compared the shots side by side, and the verdict is: Superior sharpness, EXCELLENT contrast (yes, it surprisingly o...View full Review
This is the answer to many many prayers by Canon users: When are we going to get IS on a macro lens???? This lens has blown my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS away on the first day engagement shoot. I've shot two couples with this lens and 70-200 (together with my wife) at first she was sceptical about using a prime MACRO for portraits, but very shortly I couldn't get it back in my hands. We compared the shots side by side, and the verdict is: Superior sharpness, EXCELLENT contrast (yes, it surprisingly outperformed 70-200 in terms of contrast) Perfect bokeh (contrary to popular belief that macro lenses don't provide great bokeh for portraits- 9 blade aperture says it all). I am more than impressed with this lens, it's quickly becoming my favorite. The downside mentioned by some other users of the lens hunting while focusing is very deceiving: there are 3 modes on the lens: Full, macro, and portrait focal ranges- if you are lazy to switch to the proper mode don't be surprised that it takes time to focus from 10 inches to 15 feet :) Side by side comparison to 100mm f/2.8 macro quickly reveal the presence of the L in this lens' name. WAY TO GO CANON!!!!!
Most Liked Negative Review
Plastic lens barrel
The lens does everything they claim it will do but in my opinion lenses with L designation and price should never be made of plastic. Lens barrel flexes if you grip firmly. Focus is smooth but has slight amount of play. I'm kind of disappointed. No plastic!
Reviewed by 215 customers
I got this lens for portrait photography and is amazing how sharp it is, i'm in love with this baby.
Excited about the capability to photograph small objects, close ups and portraits. Limited usage promises great results. Thank you.
This is one of my favorite lenses. I use this not only for macro work, but for portraiture as well. It provides great bokeh and sharpness.
I was hesitant at first to buy this lens it was between this and the sigma 150mm, I am glad I went with the Canon. I was also hesitant to buy it used but i saved a couple hundred dollars. This was a great investment as I am starting to get more in to food photography. https://www.flickr.com/photos/124316961@N08/14176367087/
This lens produces very sharp images and is wonderful for macro photography.
opens up the world of macro
While my 24-105 is great for an all purpose lens and does a good job with flowers, I wanted to get into macro. This lens has a steep learning curve, but once you understand how it works, you'll be amazed what you can do with it! The IS is terrific for portraits and flowers that are shot from at least a meter away. For true macro, you need a tripod. I was hoping to avoid using one, but if I want everything in focus, I need a very long exposure with a tiny aperture. Hence, a tripod. However, if I want only a small part of the flower in focus, I can handhold. I'm having lots of fun!
I seldom write lens reviews but I have to say this lens blows me away. The sharpness is incredible. Not only is it an excellent macro lens, it is superb for automobile product shots and general photography. I would highly recommend this lens. The build is excellent and the auto-focus is fast and consistent. Well worth the cost.
I have used this lens for over 2 years now, with both crop frame and full frame DSLR's (T3i/5d,6d) - it is one of the best pieces of Canon glass that I own, if not the best. If you do a lot of outdoor macro/closeup work, as I do, I would heartily recommend that you have one of these mounted as your first choice. On the rare occasions where I've done portrait work, it excels at that, too. The colors are sharp, and the bokeh is amazing!!!!!
super sharp macro and great for portraits. very nice prime.