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

100mm - f/2.8 - MPN: 3554B002
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This is the first lens on the market to incorporate Canon's new Hybrid Image Stabilization Technology. Hybrid IS effectively compensates for both angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting. The lens was developed to expand users' photographing range and allow a wider range of users to easily enjoy macro photography.
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Product Title Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
Manufacturer Canon
Lowest Price $779.00 from 42nd Street Photo
Power Score 4.8 | 151 Reviews
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Best Canon Macro Lens
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 28, 2011

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens as the Best Canon Macro Lens. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 28, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 21 expert reviews for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and the average expert rating is 90 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Sep 23, 2011

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is a macro lens that incorporates mid-telephoto elements. This is one of the few Canon macro lenses to incorporate Image Stabilization, allowing extreme close-up photography without as much of a need for a tripod. An inner focusing system is controlled with USM, allowing fast and silent autofocus to work with a full-time manual focus as needed. This combination allows the quick selection of a subject with manual focus, and rapid fine-tuning through the automatic system. The lens has a larger design profile with a 123 mm length, and weighs 625 g. Features Mid-telephoto macro lens Image stabilization Focal Length: 100 mm Maximum Aperture: 1:2.8 Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups Diagonal Angle of View: 23.4 deg Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available. Closest Focusing Distance: 0.99 ft./0.3m (maximum close-up magnification: 1x) Filter Size: 67mm Max. Diameter x Length: 3.1 ... PROS: (1) Bokeh component provides smooth, circular blurring patterns - largely preferred to unnatural angular blurs caused by lights and flowers (2) Balanced, lightweight nature is highly-suited to freehand shooting - experienced photographers will see excellent results amongst handheld portraits (3) Picture quality is remarkably sharp - floral, wildlife and general nature macro shots are captured at a truly professional level (4) Focus limiter helps to achieve faster auto-focus speeds - enables better performance throughout spontaneous/candid photography applications (5) Fairly lightweight as compared to similar macro lenses - minimizes hand shakiness when getting close-up shots in a freehand manner ... CONS: (1) Four-figure price point is sure to turn many potential customers away - similar macro units from Nixon and Sigma are available for several hundred dollars less

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Amazing Macro!
5 Star Review   By BeARosePhoto on Adorama - Oct 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This 100mm macro lens is super sharp and offers creamy bokeh. I am enjoying this for lots of foliage and close up details shots of newborn's skin + details for portraiture. It is easy to use (as most lenses should be!) and has a nice weight to it. It's a big one! Adorama provided a great kit package as a gift for purchasing the lens from them which has been helpful. Feeling grateful!

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I totally recommend
5 Star Review   By Kimmiesue on Adorama - Oct 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

After reading a ton of reviews and general information about this lens, I took the leap and purchased. WOW - it does NOT disappoint! I love using it for macro flower shots and this is superb, clean and crisp. Worth every penny.

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A lens worth having in your bag!
5 Star Review   By Tom on Adorama - Oct 15, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I've been enjoying taking photos of insects, flowers and lizards. The lens gives you the ability to capture the smallest details and beauty of your subject with crystal clarity. I can't think of anything negative about this lens.

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Great lens
5 Star Review   By Plunk on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I mainly use the lens (in manual focus) for macro and portrait. I am very pleased with the focusing, sharpness, bokeh, and consistency. The image stabilization allows me to hand hold the camera when needed, although I almost always use a tripod. I like the feel of the lens and smoothness of the manual focus. Overall, it was money well spent.

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Crisp, easy to use--5 Star
5 Star Review   By Ray on Adorama - Sep 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I use the lens for macro photography, and for that it is superb. among other things, It has a selector switch that limits the focus to one of three ranges, speeding the focus process--especially important when shooting insects. The short version of this review: this is a really fine lens; the difference between my non- IS 100 macro and this one is very obvious in photo quality.

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One of my best investments
5 Star Review   By Jynxx on Adorama - Sep 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I am a fine art photographer. My current body of work, "The Small World Among Us" uses small figurines, just like the artist Slinkachu. I use my 24-105mm L series for much of my work. However, the 100mm L series macro breaks into another realm of opportunity for my work. This lens is great at the L series macro produces sharp photos. I rented this and the non-L series over a year ago. Investing in the L series is not only investing in better quality glass and mechanics; you are investing in a better output of work. If I had to pick something that I did not like it would be there is no zoom. However, I feel that a photographer, regardless of skill level, should learn and work with a zoom and non-zoom. This teaches the difference in the end-results and how to position yourself (using non-zoom).

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Really enjoying this lens
4 Star Review   By mmm on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I was hesitant about putting the $$ out for this lens but after using it a few times, I am glad that I did! Have only had the chance to use it a few times but I am very excited about the results and looking forward to using it more. Still getting adjusted to focusing - manual vs auto.

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Best Macro for the money!
5 Star Review   By SQL Scott on Adorama - Jul 30, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

A fast quiet autofocus lens that doubles as a great potrait lens while providing 1:1 macro. Sharp pictures, quiet focusing, and light weight. The focus range switch improves an already good focus system by limiting the focus range. Add extension tubes and you are deep in the world of macro.

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Love this Lens!
5 Star Review   By Cindy on Adorama - Jul 16, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I'm a wedding photographer, and absolutely love this lens for the ring shots! Some reviewers have said they are not thrilled with the plastic feel of the lens, but I find it very well made and I love the finger-print resistant material it's made of. Can't

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Incredible Lens with amazing IS
5 Star Review   By expressionsphotog on Adorama - Jul 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

LOVE the results this lens gives for detail images as well as portraits. The color is crisp and bright. A fellow photographer who also does a lot of videography said the IS is the most incredible he's worked with.

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This is the first lens on the market to incorporate Canon's new Hybrid Image Stabilization Technology. Hybrid IS effectively compensates for both angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting. The lens was developed to expand users' photographing range and allow a wider range of users to easily enjoy macro photography.
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Product Title Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
Manufacturer Canon
Lowest Price $779.00 from 42nd Street Photo
Power Score 4.8 | 151 Reviews
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Best Canon Macro Lens
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 28, 2011

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens as the Best Canon Macro Lens. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 28, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 21 expert reviews for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and the average expert rating is 90 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Sep 23, 2011

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is a macro lens that incorporates mid-telephoto elements. This is one of the few Canon macro lenses to incorporate Image Stabilization, allowing extreme close-up photography without as much of a need for a tripod. An inner focusing system is controlled with USM, allowing fast and silent autofocus to work with a full-time manual focus as needed. This combination allows the quick selection of a subject with manual focus, and rapid fine-tuning through the automatic system. The lens has a larger design profile with a 123 mm length, and weighs 625 g. Features Mid-telephoto macro lens Image stabilization Focal Length: 100 mm Maximum Aperture: 1:2.8 Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups Diagonal Angle of View: 23.4 deg Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM. Full-time manual focus available. Closest Focusing Distance: 0.99 ft./0.3m (maximum close-up magnification: 1x) Filter Size: 67mm Max. Diameter x Length: 3.1 ... PROS: (1) Bokeh component provides smooth, circular blurring patterns - largely preferred to unnatural angular blurs caused by lights and flowers (2) Balanced, lightweight nature is highly-suited to freehand shooting - experienced photographers will see excellent results amongst handheld portraits (3) Picture quality is remarkably sharp - floral, wildlife and general nature macro shots are captured at a truly professional level (4) Focus limiter helps to achieve faster auto-focus speeds - enables better performance throughout spontaneous/candid photography applications (5) Fairly lightweight as compared to similar macro lenses - minimizes hand shakiness when getting close-up shots in a freehand manner ... CONS: (1) Four-figure price point is sure to turn many potential customers away - similar macro units from Nixon and Sigma are available for several hundred dollars less

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User Reviews
Amazing Macro!
5 Star Review   By BeARosePhoto on Adorama - Oct 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This 100mm macro lens is super sharp and offers creamy bokeh. I am enjoying this for lots of foliage and close up details shots of newborn's skin + details for portraiture. It is easy to use (as most lenses should be!) and has a nice weight to it. It's a big one! Adorama provided a great kit package as a gift for purchasing the lens from them which has been helpful. Feeling grateful!

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I totally recommend
5 Star Review   By Kimmiesue on Adorama - Oct 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

After reading a ton of reviews and general information about this lens, I took the leap and purchased. WOW - it does NOT disappoint! I love using it for macro flower shots and this is superb, clean and crisp. Worth every penny.

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A lens worth having in your bag!
5 Star Review   By Tom on Adorama - Oct 15, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I've been enjoying taking photos of insects, flowers and lizards. The lens gives you the ability to capture the smallest details and beauty of your subject with crystal clarity. I can't think of anything negative about this lens.

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Great lens
5 Star Review   By Plunk on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I mainly use the lens (in manual focus) for macro and portrait. I am very pleased with the focusing, sharpness, bokeh, and consistency. The image stabilization allows me to hand hold the camera when needed, although I almost always use a tripod. I like the feel of the lens and smoothness of the manual focus. Overall, it was money well spent.

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Crisp, easy to use--5 Star
5 Star Review   By Ray on Adorama - Sep 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I use the lens for macro photography, and for that it is superb. among other things, It has a selector switch that limits the focus to one of three ranges, speeding the focus process--especially important when shooting insects. The short version of this review: this is a really fine lens; the difference between my non- IS 100 macro and this one is very obvious in photo quality.

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One of my best investments
5 Star Review   By Jynxx on Adorama - Sep 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I am a fine art photographer. My current body of work, "The Small World Among Us" uses small figurines, just like the artist Slinkachu. I use my 24-105mm L series for much of my work. However, the 100mm L series macro breaks into another realm of opportunity for my work. This lens is great at the L series macro produces sharp photos. I rented this and the non-L series over a year ago. Investing in the L series is not only investing in better quality glass and mechanics; you are investing in a better output of work. If I had to pick something that I did not like it would be there is no zoom. However, I feel that a photographer, regardless of skill level, should learn and work with a zoom and non-zoom. This teaches the difference in the end-results and how to position yourself (using non-zoom).

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Really enjoying this lens
4 Star Review   By mmm on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I was hesitant about putting the $$ out for this lens but after using it a few times, I am glad that I did! Have only had the chance to use it a few times but I am very excited about the results and looking forward to using it more. Still getting adjusted to focusing - manual vs auto.

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Best Macro for the money!
5 Star Review   By SQL Scott on Adorama - Jul 30, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

A fast quiet autofocus lens that doubles as a great potrait lens while providing 1:1 macro. Sharp pictures, quiet focusing, and light weight. The focus range switch improves an already good focus system by limiting the focus range. Add extension tubes and you are deep in the world of macro.

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Love this Lens!
5 Star Review   By Cindy on Adorama - Jul 16, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I'm a wedding photographer, and absolutely love this lens for the ring shots! Some reviewers have said they are not thrilled with the plastic feel of the lens, but I find it very well made and I love the finger-print resistant material it's made of. Can't

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Incredible Lens with amazing IS
5 Star Review   By expressionsphotog on Adorama - Jul 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

LOVE the results this lens gives for detail images as well as portraits. The color is crisp and bright. A fellow photographer who also does a lot of videography said the IS is the most incredible he's worked with.

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Excellent Lens
5 Star Review   By MisterGii on Adorama - Jul 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

-Used mainly for product details and portraits -Fast lens, quick focus, IS helps when you drop your shutter speed, great bokeh -No cons come to mind

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
5 Star Review   By Mohan Kumar on Adorama - May 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Recently I bought this Lens. this is Awesome for Macro and Portrait Photography. I strongly recommended this lens.

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Great gift
5 Star Review   By PaPa on Adorama - May 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great for shooting flowers an insects

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Excellent
5 Star Review   By raybar on Adorama - May 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

What is there to say? Canon L series -- always terrific.

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Superb, fun lens
5 Star Review   By Alex the Backpacker on Adorama - May 21, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I purchased this as an upgrade to the USM version. Having IS on a macro lens opens up enormous creative possibilities that are difficult to achieve without it. The slightly smoother bokeh, greater focus limiting options and improved build of this lens ove

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Sharp multipurpose lens!
5 Star Review   By MeAndMyLens on Adorama - May 16, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I have used it for events and some wildlife and it does a very good job. I haven't used it as much as I want for macro yet but what little I have done, I have not been disappointed!

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Awesome Lens and customer service
5 Star Review   By E Flash on Adorama - May 15, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great

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Great Lens = Great Pics
5 Star Review   By Von the clicker on Adorama - May 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Fast auto focus with great results. This lens is in my bag for macro photos. I like the L series because of their construction and ease of use. You just can't get a better macro 100mm lens than this

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Excellent
5 Star Review   By Shirley on Adorama - May 13, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The great macro based images of lowers and insects

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Handy Lens
3 Star Review   By Tiny Tina on Adorama - May 8, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Good for flowers, also landscape. The proce is reasonable.

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Don't judge a book by its cover
4 Star Review   By Rondo on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Fast and light

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As Good As Advertised
5 Star Review   By bamafan on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I am nuts about macro photography and this lens is as good as a lens can be for shooting macro subjects. My biggest regret is waiting so long to get this excellent lens. I'm almost 85 years old and a former US Army photographer so I've seen and used lots

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Excellent image quality
4 Star Review   By dbltapp on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great macro lens that doubles as a sharp portraiture lens.

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Wonderfully sharp lens
5 Star Review   By Larry on Adorama - Feb 15, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I bit the bullet in a fit of mania and purchased this lens with no regret. It is remarkably sharp with superior color and detail retention. It focuses very quietly and quickly, especially if you use its selectable focus option for macro distances. All of

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A great multipurpose lens
5 Star Review   By M.J.B. Photography Omaha on Adorama - Feb 6, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

You can be very creative with this lens, in macro or portrait mode. Sharp as a tack .

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Senior Citizen with much to learn.
5 Star Review   By Sandy on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Wonderful lens though I have much to learn about its use. Sharpness is beautiful. And macro when "I" get it right is lovely.

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Great macro lens with IS
5 Star Review   By mmahen on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I bought it mainly for the macro but also use it for portraits

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Great results, photo and video.
4 Star Review   By crown scholar on Adorama - Jan 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This one of my most reached for lenses in my line of work. I do mostly live event/concert videography/photography. My main focus is generally the performer(s), so the length on this lens is usable for long shots towards the middle or back of a venue. On a

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Great Macro
5 Star Review   By Gobedo on Adorama - Jan 18, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The Canon 85 1.2 was a little to expensive. I wanted a portrait lens.

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Good Lens
4 Star Review   By macon260 on Adorama - Jan 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

So far I have used this for macro work and it appears to be a very good lens.

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Great Lens
5 Star Review   By Awinphoto on Adorama - Jan 8, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

What can I say... I rarely rate anything as a 5... but this qualifies. The only knock on this lens is the body, but that's reaching. The AF could always be faster, but it has a huge focus range. Limiting the AF to macro or normal speeds up AF immensily. I

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nice lens
5 Star Review   By phototaker on Adorama - Dec 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great lens, good construction

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Wonderful Lens
5 Star Review   By sherivw76 on Adorama - Dec 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Using this lens for newborn portraits and product photography. Tack sharp. Wonderful lens!

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Good lens but feels cheap
4 Star Review   By K on Adorama - Oct 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Good image quality. The lens still hunts for focus, as did the previous version of this lens. I am most disappointed in the construction compared to my old 100mm Macro, which was not an L series. The lens is light weight but it feels cheaply constructed.

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Beautiful piece of work.
5 Star Review   By papa on Adorama - Sep 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This a very quiet and reasonably fast macro lens. I find it to be very sharp. I am using it mostly for flower and insect macro work. It will out perform me for a long time.

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Exceeds expectations for my work
5 Star Review   By entropy zero on Adorama - Jun 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

At the same time that I purchased this accessory, I purchased the Canon EOS 7d since I needed a digital camera, cropped-frame, with HD video capability for scientific research documentation purposes (I am a university professor). I preferred to stay with

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Most beautiful lens I've seen from Canon
5 Star Review   By Samiam on Adorama - Jun 25, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I've used this lens a few times before buying it, from friends and nearby shooters. I couldn't get enough of it! I have a collection of Canon L zoom lenses and all are very nice, but nothing comes close to this one. Razor sharp focus (especially at around

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Great 100mm & dealing with Adorama
5 Star Review   By canonman99 on Adorama - Jun 18, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

more than just a macro,super sharp. love the IS.This is great short telephoto lens,indoors,low lighting,a must for complimenting your lens array

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Just what I wanted!
5 Star Review   By LW on Adorama - May 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I was debating between this lens and the non-L 100mm macro. I decided to go for the L series because of the IS and slightly better image quality. So far I am happy with my decision. I am a wedding photographer and needed a macro lens to get sharp, close p

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GREAT LENS
5 Star Review   By bonter on Adorama - May 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

LOVE IT

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Perfect
5 Star Review   By bgrphoto on Adorama - May 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I loved the original 100m macro until the dog pulled it off the counter (it was in a case) - no damage was done but received this new updated one as a gift and I absolutely love using it - it's sharper than the original one and even the manual focus is sp

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One great macro lens
5 Star Review   By herbesque on Adorama - May 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

All photo taken with this lens, have been of high quality. Friend consistantly as me what lens do I use.

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Must have for Macro
4 Star Review   By Ahvaio on Adorama - May 11, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is top of the line for Macro. It has 1:1 macro magnification ratio. It has Image Stabilization. It is Super Sharp, not recomended for portraits because it won't miss a wrinkle. Great fast macro lens.

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awesome!
4 Star Review   By Fred Vianna on Adorama - May 7, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

really good macro lens. The f32 is a huge plus! Love this lens. Try using it for beauty and portrait! It's great to be away from your model and still have a huge close up.

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Superb
5 Star Review   By Rick on Adorama - Apr 30, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Arguably the best lens Canon makes.

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Amazing
5 Star Review   By amateur photographer on Adorama - Apr 23, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great macro photos can be taken with this lens, portraits are really good greate bokeh

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Auto
5 Star Review   By catfish on Adorama - Apr 23, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

great lens for macro and closeup photos ,get all details of what your photograghing.

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Fast & clear images
4 Star Review   By Mike on Adorama - Apr 22, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Images are stretched on the extreem edges when set to F2.8/24mm. Otherwise, fast/accurate focusing and sharp images are the key qualities of this lens.

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Excellent macro len
5 Star Review   By Alex Molina on Adorama - Apr 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is excellent for macro. Have a good vibration system.

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Getting used to the lens, it is clear
4 Star Review   By Dunatic on Adorama - Apr 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I use this for Macro photography.

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Perfect Macro Lens
5 Star Review   By BSim on Adorama - Apr 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Needed a macro lens and the reviewers were accurate - perfect. I don't use for portraits, but I suppose you can - it's a good lens.

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Great upgrade from the non "L" Macro
5 Star Review   By MC on Adorama - Apr 3, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens was purchased to upgrade/replace the non "L" version of the 100mm macro. Well worth the upgrade. The lens has faster focus, better IQ, better build, sharper at all apertures.

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Great Macro Lens
5 Star Review   By Connie on Adorama - Mar 26, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I have shot a few pictures of wildlife and flowers Love it so far

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Excellent Lens
5 Star Review   By BSim on Adorama - Mar 26, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

The IS works wonderfully. The images are crystal clear. Terrific bokeh. Not only a gret macro lens, but great all around lens - worth the purchase.

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Exceptional lens
4 Star Review   By Kaes Al-Ali on Adorama - Mar 12, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I've been using it mostly for Macro. It's a heavy lens so need a good tripod obviously. Takes a bit getting used to. The hood is great but unavoidably bulky making the distance from the object very small. Incredible colors and details, some aberration at

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very perfect and sharp result
5 Star Review   By Mohannad on Adorama - Feb 29, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

i like this lens so much i use it esetially for products like watches and jewelry very good result and very sharp (big details

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I like very very much this macro
5 Star Review   By J Espinosa on Adorama - Feb 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I use this macro Indoors with low light and works very very well.

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Very High Quality Lens
5 Star Review   By Printer Bob on Adorama - Feb 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Haven't had a great deal of time to work with this lens. I use it mainly for close work with flowers, Birds and small objects. Resolution is excellent on both Manual and auto. If the lens was lighter in weight, that would be as asset, but definitely not a

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Excellent macro lens
4 Star Review   By Glass Eye Bob on Adorama - Feb 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is my first L lens, and it is everything I hoped it would be. I bought this lens to shoot macros of flowers and abstract subjects and this lens attached to my 7D does not disappoint. Colors and contrast are excellent, and of course focus is razor sha

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Sharp and close
5 Star Review   By Ra_d on Adorama - Feb 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

A very good lens, not just for macro. Can be used in many different situations. I love this lens and is my new favorite!

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My Macro
5 Star Review   By holly houston hobby on Adorama - Feb 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

If you need to do some amazing ring shots this is your lens. So amazing for little but imporant details and is great for the small details of babies!

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Great lens. Just awesome.
5 Star Review   By Inomushiki on Adorama - Feb 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great Macro lens.

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Fantastic macro lens
5 Star Review   By JB on Adorama - Feb 12, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I purchased this lens because I enjoy macro photography. Before purchasing this lens, I was trying to make due with non-macro lens. This lens makes a big difference in ultra close up situations. The IS allows me to use the lens hand held and still produce

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Deadly Sharp...
5 Star Review   By Joel Conner on Adorama - Feb 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Wanted to pick up a nice macro lens for the wife because she wants to increase the quality of our detail shots at weddings. We debated between this one and the non-L version, and we decided to go with this one main for the image stabilization. With that a

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EF 100mm is outstanding
5 Star Review   By Steve on Adorama - Jan 30, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

As a macro lens and it is a pleasure

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Not just a macro lens- portraits too!
4 Star Review   By LE Photog on Adorama - Jan 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is one of the best. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it *sometimes* gives me a hard time in low light. It's otherwise perfect. The lens feels solidly built and does a beautiful, beautiful job at capturing stunning macro images. W

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Canon precision
5 Star Review   By Mediclp1 on Adorama - Jan 27, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Great lens. Some may balk at the price but you get what you pay for. I wish I have saved my money on a couple of lens I own and purchased the upgrade comparable lens instead. I've had one of my less expensive zooms (18-135) in the shop for internal cleani

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The IS is worth the extra cost
5 Star Review   By Hclarkx on Adorama - Jan 23, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Some reviewers will tell you that since macro work is done from a tripod you don't need to spend about $400 more for this lens than you would pay for the non-IS version. If you need a 100mm lens for macro work, that's probably good advice. But, if you wil

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Great Lens
5 Star Review   By Doc Sharon on Adorama - Jan 23, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

can spend hours and hours getting close and close to objects and seeing how the scene changes

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Macro Smack yo..
5 Star Review   By johnnyraff on Adorama - Jan 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Super solid and great lens all around. Slow on focus, but its a macro, they all are. Great color and detail, well built. Closer and closer. Highly recomended. Super solid sharp!!!!! Great in studio lens for product photography..

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Great Sharp Lens
5 Star Review   By MC on Adorama - Jan 9, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Previously owned the Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro lens, but had been impressed with the images I had seen with the "L" version of 100mm Macro. I do see an improvement in sharpness, focusing speed, bokeh and build quality.

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Excellent product!
5 Star Review   By elpana14 on Adorama - Jan 2, 2012    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Used it a few times. A little difficult to use at the beginning.

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Excellent lens!
5 Star Review   By 2dafarm on Adorama - Dec 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Love this lens! Macro is my favorite photography and this has opened a whole new world to macro!!!

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Terrific Lens
5 Star Review   By Sleepydog on Adorama - Dec 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Have only used this as a macro lens so far but have had wonderful results!

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Auto
5 Star Review   By deextx on Adorama - Dec 19, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Adorama has always been consistent. Canon L series is an addiction that can't be stopped. This is my 3rd and I more to come.

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Absolutely Awesome, Sharp as a tack!
5 Star Review   By RJOET on Adorama - Dec 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I will be using this for close-up of items for sale and some portrait work. The quality and overall sharpness of this lens cannot be beat.

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Canon ef 100mm f/2.8l is usm macro af
5 Star Review   By Sidekick Ron on Adorama - Dec 4, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I only had this lens for a few days now and I allready love this red ring beauty. The sharpness and the color that this lens is capable of producing are very nice. The I.S. works great for the macro work. Very nice for hand held portrait shooting too. The

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Finally a sharp macro
5 Star Review   By ultrasound on Adorama - Nov 29, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Having used the non-L 100mm f2.8 Canon macro lens for years, and always being disappointed in the sharpness at 1:1 for insect photography, this lens is a revelation. The image stabilization, though not nearly as effective at 1:1, still works. But the reso

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Another great purchase from Adorama
5 Star Review   By Marianne Molloy on Adorama - Nov 21, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is not the first lens of this type I have bought. My first one, I gave as a gift to my niece. That is why I purchased a second one.

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Great lens!
5 Star Review   By Photographer on Adorama - Nov 14, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I have been very pleased with this lens...absolutely sharp as a tack, even in portraits. It is a little bit slow to find focus but the results are beautiful.

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Pretty Cool Lense
4 Star Review   By Aangus on Adorama - Nov 7, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is a nice macro lens but I think I would like the 180 would be better.

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Outstanding lens
5 Star Review   By Steve on Adorama - Oct 17, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Over all a true five star lens

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Very sharp lens great to have IS
5 Star Review   By MAM on Adorama - Oct 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I'm not a big user of macro photography and this is the only macro lens I now own. I'm happy with the performance and I also use the lens occasionally as a telephoto. It has always been sharp. The plastic body is OK with me since this helps keep the weigh

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Should have bought this lens first.
5 Star Review   By Bassman on Adorama - Oct 3, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I use this lens for sporting events, portraits, and for macro photography. My second lens was a 100-400mm zoom (after the kit lens), and this was the third. Looking back, I should have purchased this lens as my second one... For macros I have been using t

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Fantastic Lens!
5 Star Review   By Jeremiah Hier on Adorama - Sep 25, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Amazing photographs.

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Great Macro Lens
5 Star Review   By gadgetgal66 on Adorama - Sep 25, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens also works great for portrait photos because it blurs the background so nicely.

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Great macro lens..
5 Star Review   By Mike W on Adorama - Sep 18, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This is a great macro lens and with IS it makes handheld short a bit easier to obtain with crisp focus! It is a little heavy when compared to other Canon macro lenses, but easy to handle/use.

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This is one sharp lens!
5 Star Review   By Joe on Adorama - Sep 12, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Lens is great. [...]

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Fabulous
5 Star Review   By BSim on Adorama - Sep 11, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Amazing clarity!

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Very Great Lens
5 Star Review   By R C on Adorama - Sep 6, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I really need to use this lens more than I do, but have the 15mm - 85mm, and the 70mm - 200mm f4 is and use both of those lenses more. I am using a 40D and am waiting for Canons next release in the 5D, 7D, and 70D, to decide which way to go.

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Great Macro + Lens
5 Star Review   By Jeff on Adorama - Sep 5, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Obviously works great for macrowork, but have used for some landscape purposes as well and once I have the focus dialed in delivers incredible shots.

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The Best Lens I've Ever Owned
5 Star Review   By Kevin on Adorama - Sep 5, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Hands down the best lens I've ever owned. Stays on my camera 90% of the time. Great lens not just for macro work, which it excels at, but any medium telephoto use you can think of. The sharpest images are a given with this lens. Very fast & accurate auto

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Beautiful lens
5 Star Review   By DSim on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Extremely fun lens - perfect for macro and portraits. Very Sharp lens.

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Great lens
5 Star Review   By FH on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

Used for insects and little creatures. Get great, sharp details. Opens up a whole new world of photography.

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Fantastic!
5 Star Review   By Shay on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I have been using it for macro photography. The pics of a Monarch caterpillar and a fly are fantastic. This is a great lens.

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Fantastic Lens
5 Star Review   By unfocused on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

This lens is not cheap, but it is well worth it. It is much more than a macro lens. Great for all-around use when you need a short, sharp telephoto. Image stabilization is great. I've hand-held macro shots with this lens, and it does great.

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Impressive addition to the "L" family
5 Star Review   By Jaime Chan Photography on Adorama - Jun 29, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

For the sake of helpfulness, I will be covering 3 important sections in this review: 1) How I use it: - I use this lens of course, for macro. However, from my experiences this camera takes immaculate portraits as well. 2) What's great about it: - This len

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro
5 Star Review   By fr3d33 on Adorama - Mar 22, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

First copy had a lovely grinding noise to it, but Adorama was quick to replace it! I shoot mostly primes, so I'm glad to compliment my 28mm and 50mm with this lovely beast. I enjoy the fact it mounts well with my aps-C camera (front heavy, but manageable)

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sharp macro lens
5 Star Review   By Madumi on Adorama - Mar 18, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

wonderful 1:1 macro lens, fast auto focus, sharp images.

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Great lens at a great price
5 Star Review   By Network Geek on Adorama - Feb 5, 2011    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I *love* this lens! It's a great lens at a great price. Worth every penny! Obviously great for macro photography, but makes it possible to do some incredible shots hand-held. Fantastic lens!

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