A totally revised version of the popular 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Focusing over the full range from infinity down to life size (1:1 reproduction ratio), this lens will impress any serious photographer with its combination of versatility, image quality and superb handling. A high-performance ring type Ultrasonic Motor provides fast and silent AF throughout its focus range, and even more significantly, allows full-time manual focusing - permitting the close-up or macro shooter to instantly override the AF whenever necessary.
Autofocus lens for macro photography up to life-size (1x) magnification. Inner focusing affords a long working distance of 5.9in. (149mm) at 1x. A 3-group floating system results in excellent delineation at all focusing distances. Ring USM for silent and high-speed AF, and full-time manual focusing also provided. The optional Tripod Mount Ring (B) B (with adapter) enables the lens to be rotated for vertical or horizontal framing.
Macro with extended reach
The EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM is a medium telephoto lens with a macro feature providing a 1.0x magnification. With eight aperture blades, creative background blur is possible to help make the subject stand out. The lens features a focusing limiter switch which limits the focus range to improve AF speed.
Ring USM auto focus with manual override
Canon's ring USM auto focus system employs ultrasonic frequency vibrations for fast, accurate and virtually silent operation. Full-time manual focus override, via a large ring that does not rotate during auto focus, allows photographers to fine-tune focusing instantly.
Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings help ensure accurate color balance and high contrast, and suppress flare and ghosting by absorbing light that might be reflected off internal lens elements and image sensor.
The Canon 100mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Art, Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro, Macro and portraits, Macro photography, Night photography, Portrait, Portraits, Special effects, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 100mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 100mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 100mm F/2.8: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to clean, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Quiet, Rugged, Simple controls, Strong construction, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images