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

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

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Manufacturer Canon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2009
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Lens Type
Lens Type Telephoto Lens
Zoom or Prime Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Mount and Compatibility
Mount Canon (see compatible cameras)
Compatibility Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Closest Focusing Distance 30 cm
1:1 at Macro
Autofocus (AF) Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture f/2,8
Elements: 15 elements / 12 groups
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 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 130 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 160 mm on Canon APS-C
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Diameter 77 mm
Length 123 mm
Weight 625 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Image stabilization Yes, IS
Filter Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood ET-73 (included)
Tripod mount No (Read more)
Weather sealing Yes