Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM

Review of Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM telephoto macro lens. Review created 2013.

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Facts

  • brilliant all round lens
  • estimated retail price 930 EUR
  • in my use from 11/2011 to current date
  • currently the most used and the most useful lens in my bag

Pros

  • very pleasing image quality
  • instead of being just a macro lens works as well as a general-purpose lens
  • IS works well and helps indoors
  • auto focus hit accuracy is the best I've seen with any lens
  • very lightweight for a Canon L series lens

Cons

  • is exaggeratedly sharp on details: you might need to soften the photos to make them look more realistic
  • appears to be mostly plastic which used to be unheard of in Canon L series
  • would be even nicer if the maximum aperture was f/2.0 (yes I'm asking too much)