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

Product information

This precision engineered Canon 100mm lens is ideal for professionals and advanced amateurs look for that extra edge when shooting macro and portrait images with their EOS camera.

Key benefits:

  • L Series quality. Made to last, this lens has been built to resist dust and moisture so you can get the shots you want, even in harsher weather.
  • Integrated Hybrid Image Stabilisation is tailored to macro shooting. Lens shifting provides up to four stops of correction during shooting for sharper images every time.
  • Ultra low dispersion design means better quality shots with higher contrast and more life-like colours.
  • A 3 position focus limiter switch lets you increase your autofocus speed making quick-fire shots - even of distant subjects - easy.
  • The circular blade aperture helps to create attractive, even backgrounds when isolating subjects at wide apertures.
  • The USM (ultrasonic motor) gives you rapid autofocus and virtually silent operation. There’s also a mechanical override for absolute control of your shots.
  • Suitable for all Canon DSLRS.
  • For use with EF mount Canon DSLR cameras
Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
Yes- USM
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
L123 x Dia.77.7mm
Eligible for International Delivery
Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
160mm (APS-C 1.6x crop factor)
Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
30.48cm (1')
Model name / number
Sensor Format
Full frame, Canon APS-C
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 67 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by The best native Canon macro. Well, I do agree with the rest of the reviews; It is a really good lens and you will get some really nice images using it! The connection between the 100 mm's and the 2.8 aperture gives you a fantastic range of possibilities. Using the 2.8 aperture you will get a depth of field that is extremely short. The auto focus is really fast and the settings on the lens works really well to speed up the focus process. The only thing I find a bit negative is that this lens does feel a bit cheap. Compared to the 50 mm f/1.2L USM this 100 mm feels like a plastic toy that would break at the smallest drop. 11 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EF 100mm F/2.8L Macro is a great lens I bought this lens a couple of days ago. This is my first true macro lens. To get to know the lens I have taken dozens of test photos with my EOS 6D. I setup a tripod and took photos of some small nick-nacks with the 100mm F/2.8L and then attached the 24-105mm F/4L for comparison. The 100mm definitely blew me away with the detail and magnification at the closest distance that the 24-105mm is capable of. This is about 1.5 feet. I took photos of landscape objects about 60 feet away. Again comparing both lenses. The 100mm is at least the equal of the 24-105mm at those distances. In fact I prefer the 100mm because of its f/2.8 aperture. Its bokah is as good as advertised. The 100mm F/2.8L macro has become my base lens. I will be using the 24-100mm F/4L only when I need a wider field of view than the 100mm can provide. A great lens. 14 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by my new macro lens just bought the 100mm is l lens macro its every thing its supposed to be and then some. as a macro its sharp fast on focus and with a tweak manual override finish's the job as a normal 100mm lens on a crop body it also dose wonders . I can do nice head photos landscapes a 160mm view of angle a really good all-around lens . this replaces my 60mmef-s lens as I am moving to the 5d3 very soon good work canon 06 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 100% happy with the EF 100 f/2.8 L Macro IS USM An excellent introduction to L series lenses, which opened my eyes to the fascinating world of macro photography. Used either with a full or cropped sensor camera, it is my regular companion when rambling country lanes. it's image stabilisation enables me to take detailed and sharp close ups of insects, flower heads, seed pods etc. I have learnt that the background and what's out of focus is really important, and this is where the f/2.8 aperture is indispensable. 01 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A new world! Great images with this lens. Slightly heavy which had been my reservation pre-purchase but this is quickly forgotten when using. Love the clarity , option of dof and the ability to photograph further afield than just macro; and stability. No regrets buying this lens which has become a firm favorite. 28 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great macro ! Have had this lens for around 5 months now and I really am getting the best out of it. Even hand held you can come up with fantastic results thanks to the image stabilisation. 27 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Lens Red Line Lenses are good quality and macro makes this lens outstanding. 08 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Macro Excited about the capability to photograph small objects, close ups and portraits. Limited usage promises great results. Thank you. 09 February 2015
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