Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

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Sentiments around lens ( 1256 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Wonderful lens, wonderful purchase.

This lens is absolutely amazing.

Others have expounded on the joys of the lens at length, and I appreciate and learn from their expertise, for me, it just takes great pictures.

This lens is absolutely incredible.

This is truly an incredible lens.

At first experiment, the lens looks awesome and incredible.



Sentiments around macro ( 568 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

IS is a great feature and will help some with macro shots and a lot with portraits.

IS is great!I've got numerous, excellent macro shots handheld alone!

Nice and sharp, great macro focusing range.

It has fantastic clarity, and the fixed focus makes it great for portraits as well as macro imaging!

This is the very first Macro Lens I've ever purchased and it's an amazing product!

The sharpness is superb and the macro is amazing!



Sentiments around portraits ( 89 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Tack sharp wide open (amazing for portraits), superb resolving power even on a 5D Mark III, and the Hybrid IS.

IS is a great feature and will help some with macro shots and a lot with portraits.

It has fantastic clarity, and the fixed focus makes it great for portraits as well as macro imaging!

Very good for portraits as well with good lighting.

But, unlike most combo lenses, this lens is also superb for its secondary feature - portraits!

It works fantastic for both macro and portraits, I just tend to take portraits for often.



Sentiments around canon ( 271 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

It has a solid build, smooth operation of the focus mechanism, beautiful bokeh, and perfect balance on my Canon 60D.

This lens is probably the best of several wonderful Canon L-Series lenses I have.

I own a Canon 7D and bought this for macro and telephoto purposes, and for the most part I am extremely impressed.

Build quality is superb, like most all Canon L products.

This my 3rd Canon L-lense and the quality of all three is excellent.

Excellent product by Canon.



Sentiments around focus ( 214 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Beautiful images, beautiful bokeh, tack sharp, quick focus, fairly light with a nice image stabilization feature.

Had to return due to the focus issues, but bought a new one and it's great!Absolutely amazing lens!

It has fantastic clarity, and the fixed focus makes it great for portraits as well as macro imaging!

It has a solid build, smooth operation of the focus mechanism, beautiful bokeh, and perfect balance on my Canon 60D.

When you nail the area you want to be in focus, it is absolutely perfect!

Great construction, fast and accurate focus, great image quality.



Sentiments around f ( 104 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

It is also a sharper lens than my 70-200L IS f/4, which I think is a superb lens on it's own.

The effect of this is that it is incredibly sharp for portraits wide open at f/2.

The close focus range is great, and the f/2.

This lens is great from f/2.

8L IS Macro (Jan2011)70-200mm f/4L IS (Feb2012)I could go back and forth between this 100mm Macro and the 70-200mm f/4L IS on which lens is more optically impressive.

My typical Canon 6D configuration is a 35mm f/2 IS USM (an excellent lens, which I’d recommend over any walkaround lens short of possibly the 50mm/f1.



Sentiments around macro lens ( 258 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

This is the very first Macro Lens I've ever purchased and it's an amazing product!

The lens that comes with the rebel is very good and had nice macro function.

The Macro ability in this lens is amazing.

One of the least expensive L lenses, it doubles as an amazing macro as well as a really great portrait lens.

I like this lens, it's great for my wedding photography and other macro shots I shoot.

As a dedicated macro lens, it's fantastic.



Sentiments around auto focus ( 21 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Fabulous macro images, Love the auto focus and the IS.

The auto focus is fast and accurate and the image stabalizer works like a charm.

Auto focus and manual focus are smooth and deliberate.

auto focus and has an occasionally independent mind concerning the most desired point of focus.

The lens can hunt in macro auto focus, and sometimes it's easier to just put it in manual focus and tweak it myself.

The auto focus is a hair shy of being silent, there are times when this lens will focus hunt, but it has the limiter switch for elimination most of that.



Sentiments around lenses ( 171 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

But, unlike most combo lenses, this lens is also superb for its secondary feature - portraits!

This lens is probably the best of several wonderful Canon L-Series lenses I have.

One of the least expensive L lenses, it doubles as an amazing macro as well as a really great portrait lens.

Any of the major websites will tell you the truth: this lens is AWESOME and one of the top 3 Canon lenses at the moment.

In my opinion, this lense is also usable for many other purposes (other than macro) for example: portraiture - this will be in between the 85mm and 135mm lenses, with the IS feature and nice bokeh & sharpness, this lense is also very nice for portraits, especially for kid portraits (if you already had three 85mm 1.

com' does an extensive test of the Canon EF 100mm L macro lens and concludes 'this is one of the very finest lenses we've seen'.



Sentiments around image stabilization ( 58 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Beautiful images, beautiful bokeh, tack sharp, quick focus, fairly light with a nice image stabilization feature.

The Image Stabilization (IS) works great.

It takes great photo's and the image stabilization is great.

Excellent sharpness and the image stabilization works as advertised.

PROS* The hybrid image stabilization is very good.

It's very sharp and its image stabilization is really good.



Sentiments around macro photography ( 54 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Macro photography is very good to achieve.

I like this lens, it's great for my wedding photography and other macro shots I shoot.

Very sharp, perfect for macro photography.

This lens has been a part of my kit for over 6 months now and the image quality is excellent in macro work or straight photography.

Great lens for product photography and macro photoing

extremely sharp, fast focus and smooth ring makes it one of the best lens for portrait and macro photography.



Sentiments around pictures ( 87 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Others have expounded on the joys of the lens at length, and I appreciate and learn from their expertise, for me, it just takes great pictures.

I love the weight of it and my 9 year old handles it well and takes great pictures.

She loves it and it takes great macro pictures and portraits and does well with other pictures as well.

Yes, its expensive, but very nice macro pictures.

Also takes good portraits and pet pictures.

The pictures are awesome!



Sentiments around image quality ( 41 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

The image quality is superb and is as good as my $2000.

The image quality is superb and the build quality is also very nice.

When used correctly it produces superb image quality.

The built quality is excellent, the image quality is outstanding.

The image quality is fantastic!

It is a great macro len with crystal image quality.



Sentiments around macro shots ( 51 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

IS is a great feature and will help some with macro shots and a lot with portraits.

IS is great!I've got numerous, excellent macro shots handheld alone!

I like this lens, it's great for my wedding photography and other macro shots I shoot.

The IS works well, allowing hand-held macro shots that yield excellent clarity.

It's perfect for macro shots of flowers, portraits and it's even great as a medium range zoom lens!

It really shines as a macro lens and also takes outstanding portrait and outdoor shots.



Sentiments around tripod ( 108 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

8 provides reasonable light for most subjects with a tripod and appropriately long exposures as well as delightful bokeh (depth of field blurring).

The close up is wonderful and I don't use a tripod.

When using it for portraits, landscapes, and other non-macro work, IS is great since I don't need a tripod and can use a slower shutter speed.

I needed a macro for walking about, and the new IS system is perfect for me, since I can't trudge around with my tripod all of the time.

The hybrid IS is definitely essential (especially considering I don't use a tripod.

This is a very sharp lens and I love the Image Stabilization feature when working without a tripod.



Sentiments around camera ( 84 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

With that camera this lens is cable of absolutely stunning detail.

The camera works well with this lens and gets perfect focus 99% of the time.

I shoot with a T1i, not a professional camera, but the pictures that comes out of this lens is stunning.

I have a 60mm macro, but it's EFS with an extender that allows it to attach to my full frame 1D (a forgotten but wonderful camera. )

The weight of this lens is no problem - my camera feels perfectly balanced and comfortable to hold.

With the high degree of magnification possible, it is amazing how an extremely tiny camera vibration can completely ruin a photograph.



Sentiments around build quality ( 27 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

The image quality is superb and the build quality is also very nice.

Build quality is superb, like most all Canon L products.

The build quality is excellent and consistent with an L lens.

Build quality is superb.

Build quality is perfect (this is my first L lens).

Great picture quality, well build, fast.



Sentiments around focal length ( 32 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

The 100mm focal length is very flattering and creates some really nice bokeh in the background.

This focal length is pretty good for candid or close-up portrait.

PROS- Very sharp- Image stabilization is useful for handheld shooters- Fast f-stop for dual-duty as a portrait lens- Lens length doesn't change when focusing at different distancesCONS- Somewhat short focal length on a full-frame cameraThe image quality is outstanding.

100mm focal length is plenty enough in my opinion and makes it a good portrait lens as well.

And for the bread-and-better of macro, I found the 100mm is a great focal length that allows you to get close to the tiny subjects you'd like to photograph.

100 mm was a great focal length on my canon 7d.



Sentiments around manual focus ( 42 )

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

5 but remember most great macro shots are produced by using manual focus.

I never really use manual focus, but with this camera I'm loving it!The image quality is fantastic.

Tripod always (very narrow DOF wide open), Live View *magnified*, manual focus, timer or remote switch.

The second photo was a very casual shot taken with manual focus on sports mode and it worked out great for what I needed.

I do notice a small amount of CA upon pixel peeping =)The wide focus ring is great - manual focus is almost a must for macro.

The manual focus action is glass smooth as expected.



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