Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Auto Focus Lens - U.S.A.

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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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (112),Consistent output (107),Strong construction (92),Nice bokeh (87),Durable (83),Easily interchangeable (73),Lightweight (64),Rugged (48),Super-sharp images (43),Superior build quality (31),Fast auto-focus (30),Sharp (5) Image stabilization (4) View All
Heavy (16),Slow focus (11),Poor build quality (5),Slow auto-focus (4)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (127),Low light (47),Weddings (39),Landscape/scenery (37),Wildlife photos (36),Portraits (19),Night photography (18),Sports/action (18),Video (10),Macro and portraits (6),Macro (4),Everything (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (63),Semi-pro photographer (51),Pro photographer (27),Casual photographer (7),Photography student (3),Semi-professional (3)

Canon 100mm F/2.8L Features

  • Equipped with genuine Macro IS which works in 1:1 macro mode.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer makes the shutter speed 4 stops faster.
  • Highly resistant to dust and water droplets.
  • Circular aperture diaphragm with 9 blades

Canon 100mm F/2.8L Specifications

12 groups /15 elements
Angle of view
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
0.99 ft. / 0.3m
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.1" x 4.8" / 77.7 x 123.0mm
22.0 oz. / 625g

Canon 100mm F/2.8L Reviews

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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...

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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 216 customers


Excellent Lens


from illinois

Red Line Lenses are good quality and macro makes this lens outstanding.


Sharp as hell


from Burbank, CA.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I got this lens for portrait photography and is amazing how sharp it is, i'm in love with this baby.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Boulder, CO

Excited about the capability to photograph small objects, close ups and portraits. Limited usage promises great results. Thank you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Love This Lens!


from Delray Beach, FL

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Orlando, Fl  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.


Great Macro Lens.


from Perrysburg, Ohio  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens produces very sharp images and is wonderful for macro photography.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


great lens


from leawood, ks  -  Photo Enthusiast

opens up the world of macro

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great for macro and portraits!


from Venice, Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Wow And Wom


from Television Pro, Kentucky

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Fantastic lens!


from North Carolina

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!!!!!


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JAMES G  I wanted a macro lens and felt the 100mm would allow me to get in tight while not overwhelming the subject, or in the case of insects scare them. Also, this works as an excellent headshot lens, so even better. The 2.8 allows for better light capture, something required for macro photography. Great glass.
Shopper  Can this lens work with EOS 5D mark III?
STUART G  I don't have a mark III but I don't see why it wouldn't. I have a mark II and a 7D and it works great. It's one of Canon's particularly great lenses.
jim j  What year would this lens be? 2012 or 13
OSWALD K  I bought a lens of this name in the fall of 2010. As far as I can tell the lens hasn't changed since then. So I don't think the lens could be said to come out in 2012 or 2013. The lens is super sharp and great contrast. The IS works very well. The downside is that it is rather big and heavy. But, if you can handle the weight, the results are unbeatable.. If there is a new version, so much the better.
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