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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

SKU: CA10028AFN MFR: 4657A006
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Superb, dual purpose lens.

By amfoto1

SInce I started shooting with 1.6X crop sensor cameras in 2004, this has become my primary macro lens. Before that, on film (i.e., "full frame") cameras, I tended to use the 180/3.5 macro more. With the cameras I'm using now, the 100/2.8 gives me the right combo of adequate working distance from shy or downright nasty, sharp-toothed subjects, but not so far that depth of field is ultra shallow so that I need to stop down a lot and use a slow shutter speed, to the point it's no longer practic...

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Excellent lens: here are some suggestions:

By hndrbean

The short take: I have gotten outstanding macro photographs of subjects like insects and plants using this lens. Here are tips on what has worked for me: For macro work, I ALWAYS set the lens to manual focus, because the autofocus mechanism just cannot "find" extremely small subjects. As other reviewers have noted, you will need a tripod for macro work. For extreme close-ups or for telephoto work--at least in my opinion--megapixels matter. I traded in my Canon XSi 12 mp camera body for an ...

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A totally revised version of the popular 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Focusing over the full range from infinity down to life size (1:1 reproduction ratio), this lens will impress any serious photographer with its combination of versatility, image quality and superb handling. A high-performance ring type Ultrasonic Motor provides fast and silent AF throughout its focus range, and even more significantly, allows full-time manual focusing - permitting the close-up or macro shooter to instantly override the AF whenever necessary.

Autofocus lens for macro photography up to life-size (1x) magnification. Inner focusing affords a long working distance of 5.9in. (149mm) at 1x. A 3-group floating system results in excellent delineation at all focusing distances. Ring USM for silent and high-speed AF, and full-time manual focusing also provided. The optional Tripod Mount Ring (B) B (with adapter) enables the lens to be rotated for vertical or horizontal framing.

Macro with extended reach
The EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM is a medium telephoto lens with a macro feature providing a 1.0x magnification. With eight aperture blades, creative background blur is possible to help make the subject stand out. The lens features a focusing limiter switch which limits the focus range to improve AF speed.

Ring USM auto focus with manual override
Canon's ring USM auto focus system employs ultrasonic frequency vibrations for fast, accurate and virtually silent operation. Full-time manual focus override, via a large ring that does not rotate during auto focus, allows photographers to fine-tune focusing instantly.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings help ensure accurate color balance and high contrast, and suppress flare and ghosting by absorbing light that might be reflected off internal lens elements and image sensor.

Canon 100mm F/2.8 Features

  • Canon high performance macro
  • Life size image reproduction (1:1)
  • UD lens element
  • Focus distance limiter
  • 8 blade circular aperture for beautiful creative blur effects
  • 58mm filter size
  • Ring type USM AF motor
  • Optional tripod collar

Designed for use with: Canon 1DX,Canon 1DX Mark I,Canon 1DX Mark II,Canon 1DX RW and 14 more

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Barbara M  I have several Canon cameras and wanted a macro lens...This is supposed to be a good one!
Sherry T  Excellent price
DALE S  Adorama is known for quality merchandise, with affordable prices and great specials offered.
HOME P  Canon brand reputation and aperture to 2.8.,
ANDREW B  To look closely at things.
JOHN S  Love this lens!
DANIEL G  Great macro lens -- very sharp and just the right focal length -- esp. for nature photography. I got it without IS -- $$$ cheaper -- because we usually use a tripod, but even without the tri, photos are quite sharp.
JENN-HWAN C  Work need
JEFF K  I love Canon lenses and while I debated on this lens or the IS version, I decided I'll be using a tripod for macro work anyway and this was much less expensive. The lens works perfectly and I'm happy with my choice.
Shopper  dose this lens work on a canon 60D or 80D camera?
RICHARD F Z  Yes, it does.
Bighorn B  Seems to be fine on my 60D.
Andrew R  Should work on nearly Canon EOS DSLR (not compatible with EOS M or EOS R series mirrorless cameras).
Hans M  I already own this lens but am hoping to get the same crisp focus but a bit further from the subject. How to?
JOSEPH Z  I went with the 70-200mm f/2.8, but you can get excellent results with the f/4 and much cheaper. As for primes, can't help you.
C Michael G  How far do you mean? After all, this is a fixed focal length lens. if you are having issues with autofocus, try manually focusing when you and the camera are further from the subject. if that does the trick, your autofocus may not be functioning correctly, and that could be a problem with the camera instead of the lens. The complete answer to this is dependent on a number of things.
Hans M  Specifically, I'd like get more of the surroundings and still keep the crisp details. Perhaps a 150 would do that?
C Michael G  If I understand your new question correctly, you should actually be looking for a shorter focal length lens that will provide a wider angle of view, such as perhaps the Canon 65mm MP-E f2.8 Macro. That is, if you are actually doing true macro images. If you are using the 100mm as a portrait lens, then there are hundreds of shorter lenses that will do the job but also focus down to a close distance. Talk to camera store experts about your exact needs.
Hans M  I have not done well describing my issue. The 100mm macro is a great lens. It works very well for non-animate objects and flowers that can't move. If, however, I want to shoot a spider, for example, I imagine that the 150mm macro would allow the same detail but from a bit further away. Thus I could shoot frogs and spiders, for example, without losing detail but far away enough from the subject that the frog wouldn't panic and flee. I hope that is a better description of my issue. Thank you for your feedback.
C Michael G  What you have just said is true. then a 150mm or slightly longer might just meet all your needs. I am not familiar with many of the lenses with those specifications other than the Canon lenses. Good luck!
Hans M  Thank you.
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