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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro prime lens for Canon EOS SLR cameras

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Overview

Our take on the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Achieve greater photographic detail with this Canon macro lens. It lets you take razor-sharp, lifelike close-ups. Everyday objects will produce dramatic, frame-filling images — count the grains of pollen clinging to a flower's stamen or get a clear view of the veins in a dragonfly's wing. You'll really see the difference that pro-quality glass makes in every brilliant, high-contrast shot. Find out why Canon L Series lenses are world-renowned for superior optics and rugged reliability.

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Achieve greater photographic detail with this Canon macro lens. It lets you take razor-sharp, lifelike close-ups. Everyday objects will produce dramatic, frame-filling images — count the grains of pollen clinging to a flower's stamen or get a clear view of the veins in a dragonfly's wing. You'll really see the difference that pro-quality glass makes in every brilliant, high-contrast shot. Find out why Canon L Series lenses are world-renowned for superior optics and rugged reliability.

This lens gives you precise, silent focusing using advanced Canon optics and a powerful ultra sonic motor (USM). Plus, its telephoto focal length also makes this an ideal lens for shooting portraits of your favorite people. Built-in image stabilization technology helps minimize the effects of camera shake for capturing crisp, in-focus photographs in all sorts of lighting conditions.

Note: This lens is compatible with the Canon MR-14EX macro ring light when used with the Canon Macrolite Adapter 67

Product Highlights:

  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens
  • 35mm equivalent focal length: 160mm
  • compatible with Canon EOS digital SLR cameras
  • Canon pro-quality L Series lens for superior image sharpness and durability
  • Image Stabilization allows in-focus shots with longer exposure times
  • USM (ultra sonic motor) for fast, silent focusing
  • auto focus system allows full-time manual focus override with lens still in AF mode
  • ideal for close-up, portrait, and available light shooting
  • minimum focal distance: 12"
  • constructed of 15 elements in 12 groups
  • filter size: 67mm
  • lens is 3-1/8" in diameter, 4-13/16" long
  • weight: 22 oz.
  • front and rear lens caps supplied
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens
  • 67mm Lens cap (installed)
  • Back dust cap (installed)
  • ET-73 Lens hood
  • Soft carrying pouch (LP1219)
  • Instructions
  • Warranty Card

Amazing lens. You won't be disappointed. Whether it's portrait, macro or food photography, this is the glass for you.

Kevin, Omaha, NE

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Features and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Canon
Image Stabilization Yes
Focal Length 100mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Weight 22 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Canon EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is an L-series mid-telephoto macro lens for Canon EOS cameras. The lens features the new Hybrid Image Stabilizer (IS) and an Ultrasonic Motor (USM). The lens includes the LP1219 Lens Case and the ET-73 Lens Hood.

Normal and Close-up Photography: The lens can be used as a medium telephoto lens for normal photography such as portraits. Close-up photos up to 1x (life-size) magnification are possible. The minimum focusing distance from the subject to the focal plane is approximately 12". The working distance from the front of the lens to the subject is about 5.5"

Ultrasonic Motor (USM): The EF 100mm lens is equipped with an Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for silent, high-speed auto focusing.

Hybrid Image Stabilizer (IS): The lens is equipped with Canon's new Hybrid Image Stabilization technology. Hybrid IS effectively compensates for both angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting. The Image Stabilizer provides the effect of having a shutter speed about 4 stops faster during normal shooting. You can turn the Image Stabilizer on or off using the switch on the barrel of the lens.

Focusing Ring: Regardless of whether you're in manual or auto focus mode, the focusing ring always works. This means you can auto focus on a subject, but manually change the focus by turning the focusing ring.

Focus Mode Switch: You can switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the two-way AF/MF switch on the barrel of the lens.

Focus Range Switch: The range switch lets you set the focusing range to one of three settings: Full (1.0' to infinity), 1.0' to 1.6', or 1.6' to infinity, depending on shooting conditions. The setting can reduce the overall auto focusing time.

Lens Hood: The lens kit includes the ET-73 lens hood to keep unwanted light out of the lens, and protects the front of the lens. The hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens for storage. When installed, the hood adds approximately 3" to the overall length and 9/16" to the overall diameter of the lens.

Optional Tripod Mount: The optional tripod mount (Tripod Mount Ring D) allows you to quickly switch the camera between landscape and portrait positions while it is mounted on a tripod.

Optional Filters: The EF 100mm lens has a 67mm mounting thread on the front of lens for attaching screw-on type filters.

Attaching Ring Lite Flash: If you are installing the Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite to this lens, the Macrolite Adapter 67 is required. The same adapter is required if installing the MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length/Aperture: 100mm f/2.8
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Minimum Aperture: f/32
  • Maximum Magnification: 1x
  • Field of View: 0.9" x 1.4" (at 12")
  • Angle of View:
    • Diagonal: 24°
    • Vertical: 14°
    • Horizontal: 20°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12" (0.3m)
  • Supplied Accessories:
    • Lens Hood: ET-73
    • Lens Cap: E-67U
    • Case: LP1219
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 3.065"
    • Length: 5.08" (5.69" with caps)
    • Weight: 22.0 ounces

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To complete my photo equipment, cause I don't have a macro specialty lens and the lens is a great one. [ GUILLERMO  Nov 24, 2017 ]
I can't wait to try this lens for macro and portrait photography. [ Kevin  Oct 06, 2017 ]
I like canon. own canon. reviews were good for this lens. [ albert  Oct 24, 2016 ]
This is a classic macro tele. A must to have! [ Parviz  Sep 18, 2016 ]
This lense is two lense in one It's a macro lense, plus it's able to do portraits which is amazing for the price. [ Michelle  Apr 28, 2016 ]
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