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Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 100 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 24.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.31 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 12 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 79 x 119 mm
Weight 600 g
Additional information Marketed March 2000
Average rating (6 owners reviews)
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4.56 Good
Owners reviews (6)
  1. caMARYnon
    caMARYnon 21 November 2013, 13:01
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    IP 89.120.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 500 EURO
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: focus hunting in low light

    Pros: sharp, excellent colours and contrast

    Summary: It's an excellent lens.

  2. anonim
    anonim 12 November 2013, 22:22
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    IP 65.92.x.x
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Does NOT like focusing in low light -- quite a surprise for a 2.8 prime! Lens collar is an additional $125 and the hood $40 -- more contempt for customers from Canon.

    Pros: Fantastically sharp. Fast focusing (except in low light, where it hunts endlessly), not too heavy and well balanced. Quiet. A wonderful lens to use.

    Summary: Does what a lens should do: give you excellent images. Save your money: skip the L replacement and get this one (or buy the superb Zeiss 2/100 Makro: brighter image and they include the hood).

  3. Qarl
    Qarl 29 June 2011, 03:45
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    IP 87.2.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 450€
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: None

    Pros: Sharpness (even wide open), no distortion, very low CA, USM, full time manual focus, low vignetting, price

    Summary: Best bang for the buck if you want a 1:1 macro for your EOS

  4. Rainer
    Rainer 22 July 2010, 13:46
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    IP 80.59.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 350€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: big lens, no petalshape delivered

    Pros: tacksharp, USM, nice construction, beautiful colours and contrast

    Summary: A real big boy!

  5. Dustytoad
    Dustytoad 21 March 2010, 04:56
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    IP 70.92.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: $ 450
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: None except for lack of anti-shake ... but since I use a tripod it really doesn't matter.

    Pros: Extremely sharp lens, especially for macro work

    Summary: If it isn't a Consumer Reports best buy it certainly should be.

  6. Plasma
    Plasma 14 March 2010, 22:01
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    IP 95.222.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: ~500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: AF sometimes not perfect in macro situations (but manual focussing is used anyway in most situations); AF not as fast as other USMs; some vignetting at high apertures

    Pros: Good build quality; almost flawless image quality

    Summary: Great 1:1 macro lens

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