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About Canon 100mm F/2

This Canon 100mm F/2 Bundle comes with $61.84 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 58mm, Adorama Cleaning Kit, ProOptic Universal Lens Cap Tether and a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free!

Despite the large maximum aperture, the lens remains compact. Lens group 5 moves for rear focusing, and sharp, crisp pictures are obtained at all apertures. The background blur is ideal for portraits. The USM autofocuses the lens quickly and quietly.

The Canon 100mm F/2 is commonly used for Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action and more.The Canon 100mm F/2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.The Canon 100mm F/2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 100mm F/2: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong construction, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images

Canon 100mm F/2 Specifications

Construction
6 groups /8 elements
Angle of view
24°
F stop range
2.0-22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.9m / 3 ft.
Maximum Magnification
1:7.3
Filter Size
58mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.0" x 2.9" / 75.0 x 73.5mm
Weight
1.0 lbs. / 460g
Mfr #
2518A003
SKU
CA1002AFU

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4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

One prime and shoot heads, look here...

If you can only buy one prime and shoot a lot of heads the EF 100 2L USM is the one to buy! Oh sure the EF 135 2L USM may be a bit sharper on film or high-end FF EOS 1Ds XX body and it is a lot more sexy than the more pedestrian EF 100 2 USM. But what the EF 2 USM lacks in sexy it gives back in real world image quality, much lighter weight and saves you enough money to buy another good prime. This is another workhorse lens that splits the range between the EF 85 1.8USM and EF 135 2L USM and b...

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If you can only buy one prime and shoot a lot of heads the EF 100 2L USM is the one to buy! Oh sure the EF 135 2L USM may be a bit sharper on film or high-end FF EOS 1Ds XX body and it is a lot more sexy than the more pedestrian EF 100 2 USM. But what the EF 2 USM lacks in sexy it gives back in real world image quality, much lighter weight and saves you enough money to buy another good prime. This is another workhorse lens that splits the range between the EF 85 1.8USM and EF 135 2L USM and because of it is less narrowly defined in what you can do with it. Depending on your EOS sensor format it can be used for a lot of different subjects and can produce very fine images if you do your part. A bit more money for some reason than the shorter faster EF 85 1.8USM but has the extra reach you may need or want on a smaller format chip EOS body. Similar build to the EF 85 1.8USM which is to say solid feeling with fast and quiet focusing. Another excellent image and value lens IMO.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Canon 100mm f2

I have shot 3 youth basketball games with this 100mm f2 lense and have had very few sharp pics out of approx 800. I use a Canon 40D with a 135mm f2 or a 70-200 f2.8 with great success. Not happy with this 100mm f2. Not happy with the color either. Maybe I just got a bad one because I read great reviews for this lense. What can I do, Adorama?

Reviewed by 26 customers

 
5.0

Highly Under-rated Lens

By

This is the only non-L lens in my kit. It is often overlooked because of Canon's other 100mm offerings and some say that the 2.8L IS macro makes this lens redundant. If you shoot macro and want something that doubles as a portrait lens, then by all means go for the 2.8L IS. If you want a great portrait lens at 100, this is better wide open than the macro. For me, 100 mm is the perfect focal length for portraits on full frame. This lens is super sharp, has practically no distortion, and focuses lightning fast even though it is one of the older lenses in Canon's lineup. Creamy bokeh, and the lens looks unobtrusive and doesn't scream "expensive". Although it is not an L lens, it is very solidly built and even has a metal filter thread.

 
5.0

One of the great lenses

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This lens is very well built, it may not be fully sealed but in my opinion that's the only thing stopping this having a red ring. The lens does not move either the front or rear element for focussing which means it is naturally reluctant to attract moisture or dust internally. The proper ring-USM focuses nearly immediately, it's frighteningly sharp even wide open, the Boke and low light ability is lovely thanks to its wide aperture. What would I change? IS is obvious by its absence, but that would bump up the price and frankly is unnecessary given its wide aperture. I would probably change the aperture blades by adding one as this currently has an even number and that means half as many spikes on sunstars when stopped down... that's it. As anyone can see I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel to find anything wrong with this lens.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Surprising lens!

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Despite its age, that's still an amazing lens. Unfortunately, it lacks the stabilizer and the AF is not up to the best Canon lenses, but other than that, this lens is just great. Distortion is negligible, vignetting is very well controlled and sharpness is very good throughout the whole frame even at f/2. Bokeh is nice even stopping down. Build quality is good and the quite large MF ring is very helpful if you use the lens with a follow focus. In my opinion, the only reason to spend more money for the 135/2 is the addictional focal lenght and the "L" built quality. Other than that, you won't miss anything with the 100/2. I really hope for a new IS version with the same optical quality...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this lens

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I love this lens, I use it on a Canon 5D Mark II for very low light theater photography and I get some really stunning photographs. Even in situations when there is almost no light I am able to obtain really good results.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Astronomy Lens

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Purchased this lens for astrophotography. Color correction is good and stars are sharp to the corners when stopped a little.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent mid-range prime

By

This is an amazing and affordable mid-range prime lens. Often over shadowed by the 85 f1.8, the 100 provides a little more reach for those of us that don't like to be too close. The bokeh is smooth, the images sharp. The focus is acceptable, however, does hunt in low lighting, despite the f2. I have "L" lenses, and I can honestly say, this is one of Canon's non "L" that feels, shots and performs like it deserves the red strip. Excellent lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best buy this year!

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I've only used this for weddings so far, but LOVE it! It's great for low light ceremonies, and sharp images. This lens exceeded my expectations.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect.

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I think this lens is one of the must haves... this, and the 50mm consistently provide great images and are used in our still and video sessions regularly.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great portrait

By

Yes- its better than the 85. Buuuuut both are loooouuudddd when autofocusing... I wish they would come out with a mii with a silent autofocus. It sounds like someone is chattering their teeth... Other than that, great little lens for portraits and candids- long but small so people dont know ur taking a photo of them... Get it!

 
5.0

Just the lens I needed

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I bought this lens for basketball photos, but it has worked fabulously for soccer photos too.

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leeda l  how does this lens differ from the Canon EF 100mm macro USM lens. Why is it not considered a macro lens with an F/2.. which is actually a little faster than the Canon EF 100mm macro USM lens?
RALPH F  I bought this lens for astrophotography. I did not want or need the macro capability, just fast optics. I hope that helps.
leeda l  Ralph.. thanks for taking the time to share that information with me. It doesn't help with the macro question.. but I am glad you mentioned the astrophotography. capabilities of the lens. That is a field that has always fascinated me.. I will file this info for future reference. Thanks again
Bob P  Looking at buying this lens for indoor sports. I have an older Digital 10D is there any thing I should know about compatibility?
NOEL V  With a 1.6x crop factor, think about a 50mm f/1.4. As for compatibility, a red dot will suffice.
Bob P  A red dot will suffice? Not sure what you are talking about.
Bob P  Looking at buying this lens for indoor sports. I have an older Digital 10D is there any thing I should know about compatibility?
NOEL V  With a 1.6x crop factor, think about a 50mm f/1.4. As for compatibility, a red dot will suffice.
Bob P  A red dot will suffice? Not sure what you are talking about.
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