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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is a macro lens that incorporates mid-telephoto elements.

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Picture quality is remarkably sharp - floral, wildlife and general nature macro shots are captured at a truly professional level

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Focus limiter helps to achieve faster auto-focus speeds - enables better performance throughout spontaneous/candid photography applications

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Provides excellent photos with minimal setup or configuration - friends, small children and other inexperienced users can experice miraculous results in manual focus with image stabilization

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Bokeh component provides smooth, circular blurring patterns - largely preferred to unnatural angular blurs caused by lights and flowers

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Fairly lightweight as compared to similar macro lenses - minimizes hand shakiness when getting close-up shots in a freehand manner

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Balanced, lightweight nature is highly-suited to freehand shooting - experienced photographers will see excellent results amongst handheld portraits

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Cons

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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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 x 4.8 in, 77.7 x 123 mm
  • Weight: 22.0 oz, 625 g
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