Product Id: 91.03.010.28
Quick OverviewCanon EF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Camera Lens
|Model||Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Viewing Angle||19.8 degree (horizontal), 13.5 degree (vertical), 24 degree (diagonal)|
|Motor Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Minimum Focus||0.30 m (11.81|
|Length||123 mm (4.84|
|Focal Length Ranges||Telephoto|
|Filter Size||67 mm|
|Announced||Sep 1, 2009|
|Aperture Notes||Circular aperture|
|Compatible With||Canon eos 5D Mark ii, 5D Mark iii, 5D Mark IV, And All Full Frame Body And Canon eos 1200D, 1300D, 1500D, 3000D, 4000D, 600D, 650D, 700, 750D, 760D, 800D, 8000D, 60D, 70D, 80D|
|Diameter||78 mm (3.06|
|Number of Diaphragm||9|
Compatible with all EOS cameras including mirrorless using the EF-EOS M Mount Adapter
The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM has a true macro magnification ratio of 1:1, meaning the object you are photographing in real life is the same size as on your camera sensor. This versatile lens gives great results in portrait work and handheld movie-making, thanks to its ability to achieve a shallow depth of field with beautiful bokeh, along with built-in Hybrid Image Stabilization and lightweight design.
The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is a great lens for:
While many Canon lenses have Image Stabilizer (IS) capable of regulating camera shake when working hand-held, this lens features a groundbreaking Hybrid Image Stabilizer system to counteract regular angular shake and lateral shift-shake which is exaggerated when shooting extreme close-ups.
Shift-based shake occurs when a camera moves parallel to the image sensor scene, this is significantly more pronounced in macro photography. Usually macro photography requires a steady tripod, however the new Hybrid IS helps to eliminate angular and shift camera shake. This gives you more flexibility to eliminate natural camera shake and to respond to your subject if it moves or changes position, ensuring crisp images when shooting macro subjects.
When the slightest disturbance can ruin a perfectly prepared live shot, the superb speed and silent autofocus of the USM motor paired with the 100mm focal length ensures you achieve the best results, whilst having enough distance so as not startle your subject. Use the built-in focus limiter switch to further increase the AF acquisition speed by limiting the focus within a specific distance range.
Part of the prestigious range of L-series lenses, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is engineered from the highest quality materials and is weather sealed to make it robust enough for shooting in all conditions.
This lens is a great option for portraits because of the Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) lens element that removes chromatic aberration and the exceptional bokeh produced by 9-blade circular aperture combined with f/2.8.
The combination of the exceptional Hybrid IS, f/2.8 aperture and fast USM autofocusing system makes this a truly unique lens that performs exceptionally well, making it popular for those who occasionally do macro, as well as those that want to specialise in it.
A great dual-purpose addition to your kit bag, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is great lens for portrait photography, allowing you to get exceptionally close to your subject, whilst keeping incredibly sharp image quality.
The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is everything you’d expect from a prime lens. Its excellent optical quality and superior delivery of ultra-fine detail is great for when your portraits need emphasis on facial features.
The 100mm focal length is perfect for portraits, enabling flattering close-ups without distorting facial features. The Hybrid Image Stabilization allows shooting of beautiful images, handheld in low light.
The f2.8 aperture allows for a shallow depth of field, creating the impression of distance. This helps separate the subject from the background and draw the eye to focus on the detail you want.
Brand - Canon, Model - Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM, Lens Type - Prime lens, Focal Length - 100mm, Focal Length Ranges - Telephoto, Lens Mount - Canon EF, Max Format size - 35mm FF, Maximum Aperture - F2.8, Minimum Aperture - F32, Aperture Ring - No, Number of Diaphragm - 9, Aperture Notes - Circular aperture, Optic Elements - 15, Optic Groups - 12, Minimum Focus - 0.30 m (11.81 inch), Maximum Magnification - 1x, Autofocus - Yes, Motor Type - Ring-type ultrasonic, Filter Size - 67 mm, Compatible With - Canon eos 5D Mark ii, 5D Mark iii, 5D Mark IV, And All Full Frame Body And Canon eos 1200D, 1300D, 1500D, 3000D, 4000D, 600D, 650D, 700, 750D, 760D, 800D, 8000D, 60D, 70D, 80D, Weight - 625gm, Diameter - 78 mm (3.06 inch), Length - 123 mm (4.84 inch), Colour - Black, Warranty - 1 Year, Announced - Sep 1, 2009, Viewing Angle - 19.8degree (horizontal), 13.5degree (vertical), 24degree (diagonal)
If you recently purchased your first DSLR or mirrorless camera, you probably know it won’t reach its true potential unless you add a few lenses to your basket. Your DSLR purchase could turn into wastage of money if you don’t ever replace the kit lens that came with the camera. Invest in a new lens will certainly bring a huge boost to image quality. Buying a new lens could be intimidating, as you must dive deep into the world of lenses for making an informed purchase. We can always consult with our experts at Ryans either online or physically visiting your nearby Ryans showroom. However, this article aims to help you out with building a greater understanding of lenses.
There are five different parameters that you need to take into consideration while purchasing a lens for your camera. Let’s take a closer look at all these parameters one by one.
Lens Speed is the first thing you need to take into account while purchasing a lens for your DSLR. Lens Speed describes the maximum aperture of the lens. Aperture is a hole within a lens, which allows light to travel into the camera sensor. You can shrink or enlarge the size of the aperture to allow more or less light to reach your camera sensor. It is described as a number with the letter F next to it. The smaller the number the larger the hole and more light can get passed at a time. This means that the shutter speed can be quicker and means the lens is faster.
The maximum aperture of a camera will help you work out several things.
A fast lens for instance with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 is capable of taking shots in a lot darker places than a lens with a maximum aperture of f/4 or f/5.6.
A faster lens will also allow you to take pictures of moving subjects and freeze them better.
Faster lenses let you have a shallower depth of field. This means that when you’re focusing upon a subject the foreground and background will be blurrier. Of course, having a very fast lens means that this can make focusing trickier as your depth of field is very shallow. Of course, you can shoot at a smaller aperture with a fast lens to make your depth of field deeper.
Faster lenses will help with your flash photography too as they capture more ambient light.
Focal length allows you to change the perspective of your shot without having any movement. A shorter focal length, like a 24mm one, will allow you to capture a wider slice of the scene. On the other hand, a longer focal length, such as a 200mm, allows you to get closer to the action. That’s why longer lenses are used for capturing distant objects and shorter lenses are good for capturing landscapes. The focal length of a lens tells you how much it will magnify your subject when photographing it. It will also tell you what kind of angle of view you’ll get.
This is the measurement between the end of your lens and the nearest point that it can focus. It’s particularly useful to know if you’re interested in Macro or close up photography.
Many mirrorless cameras have image stabilization built into the body to help eliminate camera shake. However, this feature is quite rare in DSLRs. If you want stabilization on a camera that doesn’t have it built-in, you have to buy a lens that comes with this feature. Manufacturers use various tags to denote this feature, from Canon’s IS (Image Stabilization) to Nikon’s VR (Vibration Reduction) to Sony’s OSS (Optical Steady Shot).
Stabilization isn’t always necessary for still photography — shooting at a fast shutter speed will also keep things nice and sharp. However, when working in low light at slow shutter speeds, shooting video in any conditions, or using a very long focal length, stabilization is very important. Stabilization is more common in zoom lenses, less so on primes where the wider apertures let you shoot faster shutter speeds.