Here's our review of the L-series Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon’s premium 100mm L-series macro offers 123mm of sturdy plastic design, but with a respectable weight of 625g. The standout feature is the Hybrid optical IS, helping negate rotational and linear camera shake and giving back 4 stops, though less at 1x magnification.
Canon's 100mm macro features weather sealing and a USM
While not the cheapest in test, you do get a lot for your money, with weather-sealing and an Ultra-low Dispersion lens (UD) element to combat chromatic aberration. We found the UD to work well, practically eliminating any trace of fringing.
Vignetting is only noticeable at apertures wider than f/5.6. The sharpness falls off slightly in the corners at wider apertures, but once you hit the f/8 sweet spot, the whole frame displays exceptional sharpness. The quiet Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) means you can shoot close-up without scaring your subjects and the limit switch will narrow down the autofocus range to give you quicker focusing.
Corner softness at wider apertures
- Minimum aperture: f/32
- Elements: 15/12
- Filter size: 67mm
- Minimum focus distance: 30cm
- DxH: 78x123mm
- Weight: 625g
- Find out more on the Canon website