Canon macro lens - 100mm

Mfg.Part: 4657A006 | CDW Part: 417576 | UNSPSC: 45121603
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  • Macro lens
  • 100 mm
  • f/2.8 USM
  • Canon EF
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  • Macro lens
  • 100 mm
  • f/2.8 USM
  • Canon EF
Ring USM macro lens, 58mm filter diameter

This telephoto macro lens is capable of focusing to life-size (1X) without attachments. Although it replaces the EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, it is a completely new design. It incorporates a ring-type USM giving quiet, high-speed autofocus. The full-time mechanical manual focus gives very smooth manual focusing. For the first time in a 1X focusing telephoto macro lens, inner focusing is used.

The lens length remains constant and a long working distance of 149mm makes worrying about getting too close to the subject unnecessary. Also, during focusing the front ring does not rotate making use of front-mounting accessories like macro ring lites simple and effective. "Three-group floating" focusing construction uses three independently moving groups, which holds focusing-related changes of aberrations to a minimum giving excellent image quality all the way from infinity to life size.

Canon macro lens - 100mm is rated4.50 out of5 by10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the right decision.This is a great lens for macro work. I was going to try to buy a used one but found the prices of used ones to be almost the same as a new one with the guarantee. This attests to the fact that this lens is highly regarded by the photo community. I purchased the new lens and am very happy with it. It is a very good value for the money, and boasts Canon's superior build quality.Great for macro work, sharp as a tack, couldn't ask for more. Kudos, Canon.
Date published: 2009-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of Canon's FinestI use the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro on a 7D body, making its effective focal length 160mm.Not only does this lens take wonderful macro shots, it's a fantastic performer anywhere its focal length suits you, with action shots as its only exception.Macro lenses just aren't fast-focusing, so you can't really fault its tendency to hunt. But once it finds its focus point, it's highly accurate and tack-sharp. I'm pretty sure this is the sharpest lens I've ever used. At the same time, that makes sense to me; when some of the things you can focus on are just a few hundred molecules wide, it HAS to be sharp to resolve them properly.If you're shooting macros handheld with this lens, use a single focus point on the 'AI' focus setting for best results, but the magic happens on a tripod with manual focus at f/32. (Don't forget to Enable Mirror Lockup to eliminate the vibration of the mirror slap.)The 100mm Macro has beautiful color and contrast, along with an almost complete absence of chromatic aberration and very little distortion: it's one impressive piece of glass, worthy of a red strip to be sure. Wide open, the 100mm Macro has a beautiful background blur, and a flawless, super-smooth bokeh. It's comparable to the 50mm f/1.2L in my opinion, pure butter.Grab this lens while there are still copies to be had. It's been replaced by the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS (haven't used that one yet, but I'd bet it's impressive!) The thing is, you can get this lens for a fraction of the cost of the L ...you'd be hard-pressed to find a better value...a MUST have Canon lens.
Date published: 2011-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!This was the first lens I bought other than one that came with the camera. I was so impressed with the quality! The pictures are absolutely amazing! So sharp and clean at 2.8, which is good. I also love to use this lens for portraits, I think it makes anyone look good no matter what! That is, if you dont mind standing atleast 10 feet away from them... can be a problem if space is limited, but then you should get the 50mm. I use this for concerts too when I'm too far away for my 28mm. It takes very nice pics at 2.8 even in low light situations. This lens is good to have in your bag no matter what you're doing or where you're going you can definitely find a use for it other than macro shooting, although its a super fine macro lens!The onlything I've noticed about this lens that bothers me is the auto focus. Obviously don't use it for shooting macro beause it will drive you insane, but when shooting other things its kind of show and fishes around alot. I've missed some good shots at concerts because of this but i guess thats waht you get for using a lens that has such a wide range of focus. I would definitely reccomend this to some one regardless, its not bad enough to make me not want to use it!
Date published: 2009-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value macro lens, with TOP quality and detailI've had this lens for 10? years now. It's been a long time. I've dropped it face-first and it took no damage to the elements. It's very well-built. This takes razor-sharp images and has fantastic image quality at any distance.For macro, it's awesome. I use a hand-held flash with a softbox on it and manual focus for most of my macro endeavors. Macro is a specialist's technique on it's own so if you have problems it's %99.99 likely it's you and not the lens. Great lens! Worth every penny.
Date published: 2018-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of Canon's Finest WorksI use the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro on a 7D body, making its effective focal length 160mm. Not only does this lens take wonderful macro shots, it's a fantastic performer anywhere its focal length suits you, with action shots as its only exception.Macro lenses just aren't fast-focusing, so you can't really fault its tendency to hunt. But once it finds its focus point, it's highly accurate and tack-sharp. I'm pretty sure this is the sharpest lens I've ever used. At the same time, that makes sense to me; when some of the things you can focus on are just a few hundred molecules wide, it HAS to be sharp to resolve them properly.If you're shooting macros handheld with this lens, use a single focus point on the 'AI' focus setting for best results, but the magic happens on a tripod with manual focus at f/32. (Don't forget to Enable Mirror Lockup to eliminate the vibration of the mirror slap.)The 100mm Macro has beautiful color and contrast, along with an almost complete absence of chromatic aberration and very little distortion: it's one impressive piece of glass, worthy of a red strip to be sure. Wide open, the 100mm Macro has a beautiful background blur, and a flawless, super-smooth bokeh. It's comparable to the 50mm f/1.2L in my opinion, pure butter.Grab this lens while there's still copies to be had. It's been replaced by the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS (haven't used that one yet, but I'd bet it's impressive!) The thing is, you can get this lens for a fraction of the cost of the L: if you evaluate it fully, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better value...a MUST have Canon lens.
Date published: 2011-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good.... butNice lens, but Canon needs to stabilized it, to get the full potential when shooting at 100mm.
Date published: 2008-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Macro For The MoneyI just purchased the Canon 100mm Macro lens about three week ago and I am more than pleased with this lens. The auto-focus is a little different up close and sometimes you must manual focus to keep it from hunting around but I went into this lens knowing that. It is a great addition to my camera bag. I have taken some fairly sharp Macro shots with it so far. I figure It can only get better the more I use it.
Date published: 2009-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALERT: lens hood/case!!!!The Canon gods have listened! Got my new lens this week: SURPRISE: included was a ET-67 lens hood and a LP1219 lens case! This lens is superb - best Canon MACRO lens (non IS) available. Tack sharp, highly detailed images. Used AF first, then MF. Easy to use, with or without lens hood, AF or MF. Very pleased with this prime lens. Thank you Canon! (Used with a new EOS 60D).
Date published: 2010-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100mm Macro LensI've used maro/closeup photography for over 30 years. I've progressed from belllows to 50mm macro to 100mm macro (within last 5 yrs along with 10D). I am totally satisfied with the 100mm macro for all the macro/closeup photography I do/need. The image results, when set up properly, are always true, sharp, and evenly exposed. It has been a joy to use.
Date published: 2008-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThis has been a really great lens. One can really fill the screen with a grain of rice.. or ant.. or rolly polly..or baby toe. It is amazing what you can capture. If you were afraid of spiders before.. wait till you see a leg when taken with this lens!I only wish it had some zoom capability.. since sometimes hard to get close to critters in the garden. Also we use this for portriat lens.. but again.. zoom would be nice since some of the best shots are just grab and shoot.. and not often at the exact distance.Overall.. this is one nice lens.. will make you go around hunting bugs to take pictures of.Oh.. the focus is not always fast.. sometimes ot over focuses.. then under focuses.. have to use manual sometimes.
Date published: 2008-12-27T00:00:00-05:00