Macro Prime

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Take a closer look at your subject...

The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is a great lens for:

  • Macro

  • Portrait

  • Food

Sharp Macro results

While many Canon lenses have Image Stabilizer (IS) capable of regulating camera shake when working hand-held, this lens features a groundbreaking Hybrid Image Stabilizer system to counteract regular angular shake and lateral shift-shake which is exaggerated when shooting extreme close-ups.
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Shift and Shake

Shift-based shake occurs when a camera moves parallel to the image sensor scene, this is significantly more pronounced in macro photography. Usually macro photography requires a steady tripod, however the new Hybrid IS helps to eliminate angular and shift camera shake. This gives you more flexibility to eliminate natural camera shake and to respond to your subject if it moves or changes position, ensuring crisp images when shooting macro subjects.

A unique lens

Swift, silent response for great results

When the slightest disturbance can ruin a perfectly prepared live shot, the superb speed and silent autofocus of the USM motor paired with the 100mm focal length ensures you achieve the best results, whilst having enough distance so as not startle your subject. Use the built-in focus limiter switch to further increase the AF acquisition speed by limiting the focus within a specific distance range.

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EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

L-series build quality

Part of the prestigious range of L-series lenses, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is engineered from the highest quality materials and is weather sealed to make it robust enough for shooting in all conditions.

This lens is a great option for portraits because of the Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) lens element that removes chromatic aberration and the exceptional bokeh produced by 9-blade circular aperture combined with f/2.8.

The combination of the exceptional Hybrid IS, f/2.8 aperture and fast USM autofocusing system makes this a truly unique lens that performs exceptionally well, making it popular for those who occasionally do macro, as well as those that want to specialise in it.

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A versatile lens great for portraits

A great dual-purpose addition to your kit bag, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is great lens for portrait photography, allowing you to get exceptionally close to your subject, whilst keeping incredibly sharp image quality.

Beautiful portraits in crystal clear detail

The EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is everything you’d expect from a prime lens. Its excellent optical quality and superior delivery of ultra-fine detail is great for when your portraits need emphasis on facial features.

EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

The perfect perspective

The 100mm focal length is perfect for portraits, enabling flattering close-ups without distorting facial features. The Hybrid Image Stabilization allows shooting of beautiful images, handheld in low light.

Don’t be distracted from the detail

The f2.8 aperture allows for a shallow depth of field, creating the impression of distance. This helps separate the subject from the background and draw the eye to focus on the detail you want.

EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

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    Extension Tube EF 12 II

    When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.
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    Lens Pouch LP1219

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    67mm Protect Lens Filter

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    PL-C B 67mm Circular Polarising Filter

    A polarising filter for lenses with a 67mm diameter filter thread.
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    Lens Dust Cap E

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.
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    Lens Cap E-67II

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.
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    Lens Hood ET-73

    Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.
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    Extension Tube EF 25 II

    This 25mm extension tube fits between the camera body and the lens, providing closer focusing and macro capabilities to the lens while maintaining electronic.
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