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Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro Lens

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Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro lens

Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro lens

Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro lens

Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1990

Last year of production: 2000

Optical design: 10 elements in 9 groups

Features: Macro lens
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Average price: $267


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Additional information:

The Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  is a fast telephoto macro lens for 35 mm Canon EF SRL cameras.

It is the first Canon macro EF lens without USM which had been discontinued after a 100 mm  USM lens was released.

Macro scale: 1:1.

At maximum magnification the barrel greatly extends (as is seen in one of the photos). The front lens is deeply recessed, so there is no special need in a hood. You can separately purchase a tripod mount ring.

Two focusing modes: Full and Limit (see User's Manual). Unfortunately, there are no MTF data  and optical scheme draft for this lens. There is a spare parts catalog - you can find something there.

The Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro is a rare Japanese model in our parts. I bought  a used lens from the US  for 9,000 roubles. I hesitated to buy it, as I hadn't found any information and especially users’ opinions on the lens. But I came into one good man at the macroclub forum who encouraged me to buy it.

Reliable, metal and heavy - it instilled itself at once. It served me two years with good faith and fidelity both as a macro and as a portrait lens on my 400D.

The Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro is very sharp when wide open. It steadily focuses, though not fast, but it's a technical matter - you should limit the focus range at the right time. I managed to adapt myself.

I sold it only after I bought a USM L-series lens. If someone comes across this lens at a reasonable price, I think you may buy it, you won't be disappointed, surely, unless you have bought a faulty lens, which is likely, regarding its age.

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Posted by: Kuzma   Date of publication: 03.02.2012

Photos taken with this lens Canon EF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro:

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Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality5.001
Pricing / Value4.001
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