Canon EF 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens: Redefining Macro Photography

Enter the world of macro photography with the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, a masterpiece in Canon's prestigious L series lineup. Boasting advanced features and exceptional performance, this lens sets new standards for macro photography, delivering stunning image quality and unparalleled versatility.

Uncompromising Quality, Unmatched Precision

  • L-Series Excellence: As part of Canon's renowned L series, this lens epitomizes excellence in optical design and engineering. Built to withstand the rigours of professional use, L-series lenses combine superior performance with exceptional durability, making them the preferred choice of photographers worldwide.

  • Hybrid Image Stabilizer: Setting a new benchmark in image stabilization technology, the EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM lens features a Hybrid Image Stabilizer specially designed for macro photography. This innovative system corrects both lens shift and angular movement, providing up to 4 stops of stabilization for sharp, blur-free images even at high magnifications.

Capture Every Detail, Every Time

  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Element: The inclusion of an Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) lens element effectively eliminates chromatic aberration, ensuring images are rendered with outstanding clarity, resolution, and color accuracy. Whether capturing intricate details or expansive scenes, this lens delivers uncompromising image quality from edge to edge.

  • Focus Limiter Switch: Enhancing the usability of the lens, the convenient focus limiter switch allows photographers to customize the autofocus speed based on the distance of the subject. With three preset focus limits for close-up, distant, and all subjects, achieving precise focus quickly and effortlessly becomes second nature.

Craft Stunning Visuals, Every Shot

  • Beautiful Background Blur: The 9-blade circular aperture of the EF 100mm f/2.8L lens creates smooth, pleasing bokeh that enhances subject separation and adds a captivating aesthetic to your images. Whether shooting portraits, nature, or still life, achieve stunning background blur that elevates your compositions to new heights.

  • Fast, Quiet Autofocus: Powered by Canon's renowned Ring Ultrasonic Motor (USM), autofocus operation is not only lightning-fast but also whisper-quiet, ensuring minimal disruption when shooting in quiet environments. Additionally, full-time manual focus override allows for precise adjustments on the fly without switching out of autofocus mode.

Unlock the Full Potential

  • Versatile Macro Capability: With a minimum focusing distance of just 0.3m, the EF 100mm f/2.8L lens opens up a world of creative possibilities, allowing you to capture intricate details, textures, and textures with stunning clarity and precision. Whether photographing tiny insects or delicate flowers, this lens delivers breathtaking macro images that showcase the beauty of the miniature world.

Step into the world of macro photography with confidence and creativity with the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. Combining superior optics, advanced features, and uncompromising performance, this lens empowers photographers to capture breathtaking macro images that stand out from the crowd.

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Lens details
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 77.7 x 123
Filter Diameter (mm) 67
Angle of View 20°, 14°, 24° (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II 1.37-0.27
Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II 1.17-0.12
Minimum Aperture 32
Lens Construction (elements/groups) 15/12
Distance Information Yes
Magnification  1
Extender Compatibility Compatible
Weight 625 g
AF Actuator  Ring USM
AF Actuator AF Footnote Full time Manual focus
Water/dust Resistance Yes

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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