Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro

Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro

This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2000.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.

The lens has macro-capabilities and is able to reproduce things in their true size (1:1) which is good, it tends to be the rule for calling a lens a 'true' macro lens.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 100 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 58 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

There is a lens hood that fits the lens (model name "ET-67") but unfortunately this is something that is not included when purchasing the lens and must be ordered and bought separately, as an accessory.

Different versions of the lens

This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The lens brightness, f/2,8
  • Manages to reproduce things at 1:1 (Macro)
  • Works on all sensor types
  • No lens hood is included
  • This lens has been replaced by a newer version
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust

Specification

Product Name:Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2000
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Macro
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 100 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 100 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 130 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 160 mm on Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 12 elements / 8 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 31 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 58 mm
Lens Hood: ET-67 (not included)
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 79 x 119 mm
Weight: 600 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

Product Page (Canon):

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Reviews

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colorfoto.de
ephotozine.com
fredmiranda.com
kenrockwell.com
slrgear.com
slrlensreview.com
the-digital-picture.com
whatdigitalcamera.com
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Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Different versions of this lens

Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro has released different versions of this lens. Please make sure that you study the differences before buying.

(2000) Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro
(2009) Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro

Alternatives to Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro
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