The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lensis a notably updated version of Canon's popular 100mm Macro lens. In its latest incarnation, the 100mm f/2.8L Macro joins Canon's esteemed L-series, and as such is held to a higher level of resolving power and overall construction. Other improvements found on the EF 100mm f/2.8L include Optical Image Stabilization with up to 4-stops of shake control, and a refined Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for quicker and quieter auto-focusing with full-time manual override.
Like its predecessor, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L allows for a comfortable, shadow-free shooting distance between the front of the lens barrel and the subject with life-size (1:1) magnification. Optional extension tubes increase this magnification for exceptional close-up detail. This lens is compatible with an optional Canon tripod collar.
Tele-Macro Focal Length
The convenient 100mm focal length of the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens allows for a comfortable shooting distance between the camera and subject, and less chance of shadow interference when shooting at closer focusing ranges.
Life-Size Image Reproduction
The lens allows for continuous focusing down to 1:1 life-size. Optional extension tubes can increase this ratio for even greater magnification.
L-Series Optical Quality
As a Canon L-series optic, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens can be counted among the sharpest, best-built, weatherproof optics available for Canon EOS SLR cameras.
Quick and Quiet Focusing
By incorporating a new Ultrasonic Motor, Canon has improved the speed and reduced the noise levels of the lens's autofocus system, while still allowing for full-time manual override.
Compatible with All Canon EOS Cameras
The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens is compatible with all Canon EOS digital and film SLRs. When used with a Canon APS-C sensor DSLR, the lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 160mm.