Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro


Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
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Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2009.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-capabilities and is able to reproduce things in their true size (1:1) which is good, it tends to be the rule for calling a lens a 'true' macro lens.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 100 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 67 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "ET-73".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro (2000)
Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro (2009) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Manages to reproduce things at 1:1 (Macro)
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
The lens is the latest among several editions
The price
 
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2009
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Macro
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 100 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  100 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  130 mmon Canon APS-H
  160 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 15 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, IS
Closest Focusing Distance:30 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood:
ET-73(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):77 x 123 mm
Vikt:625 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1049 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"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. This is the first lens on the market to incorporate Canon´s new Hybrid Image Stabilization Technology. Hybrid IS effectively compensates for both angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting. The lens was developed to expand users´ photographing range and allow a wider range of users to easily enjoy macro photography."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/canon-ef-2-8-100-mm-macro-l-is-usm-an-canon-7d-1035371,923.html
 
dpreview.com
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/canon_100_2p8_is_usm_c16/
 
fredmiranda.com (reviews by users)
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=384
 
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/canon_100mm_macro_l_is_review.htm
 
kongcamera.blogspot.com
http://kongcamera.blogspot.com/2009/11/canon-ef-100mm-f28-l-is-usm-macro.html
 
photozone.de
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/461-canon_100_28is_50d
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/canon-slr-lenses-39/macro-slr-lenses-62/739-canon-ef-100mm-f28l-is-usm.html
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/reviews/canon-ef-100mm-f-2.8-l-is-usm-macro-lens-review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Different versions of this lens
2000 Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro
2009 Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro

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