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Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM Lens

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Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM lens

Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM lens

Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM lens

Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM lens

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Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM MTF Chart

Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM MTF Chart

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Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM optical design

Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM optical design

Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2000

Last year of production: 2009

Optical design: 12 elements in 8 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Macro lens
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Average price: $550

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
100mmf/2.8f/3280.3158600/21,2119/4,7

Additional information:

The Canon EF 100 mm  f/ 2.8 Macro USM

  • internal focusing (IF)
  • ring-type USM
  • full-time manual focusing
  • three groups of floating elements
  • equivalent focal length 160 mm for APS-C cameras
  • maximum diameter 79 mm
  • max. magnification 1:1
  • ET-67 hood (not included)
  • price $ 600 at an American web site.

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM  is an inexpensive, popular, reliable, high-quality medium-sized and -weight telephoto macro lens which can take life-size pictures. As compared with the previous lens of 1990, it features a ring-type USM autofocus drive with full-time manual focusing correction (FTM). Internal focusing makes the lens length constant with the working distance of no longer than 15 cm. When shooting life-size pictures at the minimal focusing distance, the maximum aperture retains its setting of  f/2.8, but the focal length decreases by approximately a quarter. There is a switch of possible focusing range from Full to Limit (from 48 cm to infinity).

The lens generates images very fast, providing accurate color rendering, excellent resolution, superb sharpness and contrast across the frame from f/2.8 onward, which makes it possible to use the lens for the other types of photography as well, besides macro.

Canon has regularly released  100 mm macro lense once a decade for the last 30 years.

The previous version of 1990 - the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

The following version of 2009 - the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM


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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 19.09.2010


Mechanical quality3.437
Optical quality3.437
Usability3.727
Pricing / Value3.437
Bokeh2.577
Overall lens rating
3.32

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