Canon's newest "L" series lens is its first mid-telephoto macro lens to include Canon's sophisticated Image Stabilization. With the highest quality optics available, combined with near-silent Ultrasonic focusing and life-size close-up capabilities without an adapter, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is simply unrivalled.
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.
Wow And Wom
I seldom write lens reviews but I have to say this lens
blows me away. The sharpness is incredible. Not only is it an excellent macro lens, it is superb for automobile product shots and general photography.
I would highly recommend this lens. The build is excellent and the auto-focus is fast and consistent. Well worth the cost.
May 7, 2014
I have used this lens for over 2 years now, with both crop frame and full frame DSLR's (T3i/5d,6d) - it is one of the best pieces of Canon glass that I own, if not the best.
If you do a lot of outdoor macro/closeup work, as I do, I would heartily recommend that you have one of these mounted as your first choice.
On the rare occasions where I've done portrait work, it excels at that, too.
The colors are sharp, and the bokeh is amazing!!!!!
April 22, 2014
This is such a versatile lens. It is sharp to the edges and very bright. I am very happy I purchased it.
February 7, 2014
My favorite lens!!!
I had wanted to buy a dedicated macro lens, and after debating this versus the non-L version I make the leap and purchased this lens. Within a month, this has become my absolute favorite lens! If I could only keep one lens this would be it. In addition to its macro capabilities, which are great (especially if you add a Canon 25mm extender), the optics and bokeh on this lens are superb!!! The level of detail it captures, even at f/2.8, is simply amazing. Portraits, hummingbirds, dragonflies, you name it. This lens has the clarity and speed to do so much more than just macro. If you are thinking about it, just get it. You won't regret it!
July 5, 2013