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Canon - EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens - Black

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens: Experience a broader range of your DSLR's capabilities with this mid-telephoto macro lens. Image stabilization helps to ensure that your photos are clear even at very close range. Capture fine details with unprecedented clarity.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (217 out of 217)

    Features


    Compatible with select Canon cameras

    For Canon EOS DSLR cameras with an EF mount.

    f/2.8 maximum aperture

    Creates sharp, detailed images with shallow depth of field and softly blurred background. Performs best in moderate-to-bright light settings or outdoors on overcast days.

    100mm focal length

    Allows you to capture close-ups and fine details even from a distance. It also reduces shadow interference.

    4-Stop optical image stabilization

    Permits utilizing slower shutter speeds (up to 4 stops slower) without image blur.

    Supports full-time manual focus override

    Use manual focus even in AF mode.

    Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor

    Provides fluid, quiet and swift focusing.

    UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element for superior image quality

    Effectively corrects chromatic aberration for optimum lens performance.

    1:1 magnification

    For capturing life-size images.

    0.99' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 67mm filters

    Accessories included

    Comes with lens cap, lens dust cap, lens hood for and soft lens case.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 217 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exciting Product / Not so Great Business Partner?

      Posted
      mikewinb

      Took about 2 months to be able to purchse this lens from BestBuyOnline trying to use the Financing plan and waiting for site reps to respond to promises of "we'll get back to you as we fix your tech support issue.... not sure I would try to purchase from bestbuyonline again, but in the end, if you have determination, where there is a will there is a way. Firstly despite what the bbönline website posts, and what the bestbuyonline phone reps adamantly declared about what comes with the lens, what you ACTUALLY GET IN THE BOX IS: Front Lens Cap E-67U, Rear Lens Cap E, Lens Case LP-1219, Lens Hood ET-73 + 100MM 2.8L IS USM MACRO LENS. Be aware as you cannot pick the lens up at the store, you can only have it shipped via FedEX (who delivers only btwn 9-5, and not on Sat/Sun). So be prepared to receive your "we'll try again to deliver receipt". But call right away, and tell them you'll pick it up. My box was crushed when I received it from the FedEX office, I worried about if the lens itself was broken.... it wasn't... Had to be as a result of the Canon Styrofoam and the lens build quality. The Tripod Mount D is not included with the purchase, but the lens bag DOES fit the lens with the Tripod mount attached !! Though I must say, I would have desired a sturdier case than the one that ships with the lens (direct from Canon in fact). This lens is incredibly sharp, and the contrast is astounding! It's sharper at 100 2.8 than the new (and old) Canon EF 70-200 2.8L Is II USM!!! I cant put it down (unless i have too :) ) When working at Macro distances, you can still get a pretty clean pic with the IS; but the apeture is actually equivalent to a f 5.6, hence despite the IS, a tripod would be ideal. The min focus distance is about 11" from focal plan. Yet, (in real useage situations) I am able to use autofocus when the object is about 1 to 1.25" from the front tip of the lens hood (when attached)... 100 ISO!!..handheld. Remarkable !!! (I'm attached to a Rebel T1i). (see sample pic attached - only stove top light was on in room) Take advantage of BestBuys 18month Financing if you need (or must) to get it from Best Buy Online, but be mindful that BBO is not the only place to get a good (or better) deal... but whatever you do, if you're an insects/ flowers/ product photographer... get this lens. Its the right price for the right use.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Versatile and Sharp

      Posted
      tommybass
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I'm a wedding photographer and highly prefer to use Canon prime lenses. I had the outstanding Canon 135mm L f/2 as my telephoto prime but I felt that it put me a little too far back, away from the action. After reading about the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro, I figured this might be a solution for several things I need on busy wedding shoots. I was pretty much blown away with this lens right out of the box. For the price, this Canon 100mm is a winner....as one would expect from Canon L lenses. Well built, very sharp, has image stabilization, not too heavy and bulky, and of course, it has wonderful macro capabilities. I think the AF was a little faster on the 135mm but nonetheless, the 100mm focuses sufficiently fast enough. For macro and portraits during a wedding day, the slightly slower AF doesn't prove to be any hindrance. For lightning fast AF, my 24mm, 50mm and 85mm take care of the action. I actually ordered it online from Best Buy for pickup at one of their stores near a wedding venue where I had a shoot that evening. As promised, it was ready for pick up when I got there and I checked out in about 5 minutes. I put the lens right to use and haven't looked back. Very happy with the 100mm macro, it's a keeper!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great lens!

      Posted
      Nodnarb

      This is a solid, high-quality lens that definitely deserves the "L" series designation from Canon. The auto focus system is very fast and very quiet. The added bonus of image stabilization makes this lens much more versatile as a general 100mm prime aside from its macro abilities. I've been able to get great shots with this hand held that wouldn't be possible on the non-IS version. IMO, the extra $$ for this lens vs the non-IS version of this lens is worth it, since you get IS and a lens hood. The hood, btw, has a more kind of "matte" finish on the outside, that won't scratch or print up like the other Canon hoods you have to buy separately (this is just a personal pet peeve of mine with hoods I bought for my non-L lenses). The biggest drawback to this lens is the new "Ring D" tripod ring Canon released for this lens. It's not available at most camera websites. Sites that do have it want near $200! Older rings are compatible, but you must use the Ring D if you use a vertical grip on your camera. For the price of this lens, the ring should be included, thus the 4 stars for "Value for Price". This is a knock to Canon, not Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sharp. Easy to use.

      Posted
      Naturephoto1
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I practiced with and started learning the lens in the house (flowers, leaves, cat). Then took it on a trip to Bosque del Apache NWR, NM along with landscape and telephoto lenses. There I shot some wildflowers, butterflies, lizards and landscape with the Canon 2.8L 100mm IS Macro. My initial impression is that it is a super macro and easy to learn. The auto focus works very good and is fairly fast, but you have to have it SET TO THE CORRECT RANGE. Image Stabilazation is a big plus, especially shooting moving targets that don't stay put for more than a few seconds. It takes experimentation with shutter speed, ISO and aperature combinations (still learning) to capture the results you desire. Patience is a virtue. I was very pleased with the landscape and results of more distant subjects (birds and lizards). Very nice star pattern of the sun through tree leaves. Bottom line:Based on my intial impression, I highly recommend this lens for macro photography, especially if this will be your only macro lens.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A VERY SHARP PRIME, VERY GOOD LENS!

      Posted
      Iced
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      For the price of $799.99 plus tax is not cheap at all. But once I started to put this lens to the test, I can't let go of using it. I use this one mainly for flower photography and it did so well. I can separate my subjects from the background, in other words, it has a very good shallow depth of field although f2.8 is not as good as f1.2. What I'm impressed with is the sharpness of the canon lens most specially when using to a full frame camera. I can't go wrong with it and of course the very near distance of the lens from the subject is totally awesome. I totally agree with a lot of photographers that most prime lenses are sharper tha most zoom lenses. The only burden of owning one is the price. But with this canon 100mm f2.8 IS USM, I can't go wrong with it. I can also use as a portrait lens. But if there is a canon macro lens with a longer focal length and a wider aperture for the future, then it would be one the most beautiful things canon will ever do so.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible Lens

      Posted
      pgsdeepak
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      I used to have the 100mm Macro Non L lens. THat was my most favorite lens. But got infected with Fungus. So I got rid of that one and bought this one. I already carries great reviews. Using it just confirmed what the world says. The lens is Superb. When IS is on, it creates a humming sound if you move or shake the lens, a little annoying but normal as per a lot of owners. Other than that this is great. IS definitely helps compared to the Non L lens. To me, both were kind of identical with respect to image quality and focusing speed. Bouquet and IS are improvement over the other, build quality is also to notch. It is not a heavy lens however. I tried a few portraits and macro shots and all came good. Is it worth the extra $$$? I dont know yet. I am yet to explore it more, I will have to wait for summer to explore the flowers and insects, I am sure will be more impressed then. So far excellent

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Super Macro and Portrait Lens

      Posted
      djrob14
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      This Lens is awesome and holds up to the hype. It shows a 1 to 1 Macro ratio and provides great Bokeh/background blur for up close and Portrait photos. The IS makes hand holding a breeze...I do almost all my shooting hand-held and definitely need the IS, and with this being an L lens as identified by the red ring, it becomes a must have for your camera bag and you will not regret it. I’ve added 2 photos taken with this lens below...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very nice Lens!

      Posted
      RGCollins
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I purchased this lens as my second L-Series lens but as my first macro lens. I have been wanting to do more macro shooting (I love flowers and insects) so I decided to start with a good lens. I have not been disappointed with this lens. I have taken some of the most beautiful up-close pictures of my life with this lens. It is as if you can reach out and touch the items in the pictures. The detail contained in the pictures are spectacular. I am not a pro photographer but feel as though with this lens I can compete with anyone. This is a must have lens if you truly want to get into macro photography. My wife thinks the lens is heavy but I done think it is at all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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    • whatdigitalcamera.comRating, 4.8 out of 5Jon Tarrant on April 15, 2013
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    • Practical Photography (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5July 22, 2012
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      Canon's EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro lens is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C D-SLRs that use the EF and EF-S lens mounts. Coupled to the latter, you'll have a 1.6x crop factor to take into consideration, so if you're going to be attaching itFull Review
    • photodo.comRating, 5 out of 5photodo.com on April 8, 2011
      REVIEW: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
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    • ePHOTOzine (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5March 17, 2010
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      Canon's first macro lens with image stabilisation. Here we see whether it's one 'L' of a lens.Full Review
    • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 4.3 out of 5November 2, 2009
      Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Review
      Canon's really raised the bar with this lens: exceptionally sharp, even wide open at f/2.8, with strong results for resistance to chromatic aberration and distortion.Full Review
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